Daily Archives: September 16, 2011

Insightful Quote of the Day

“…I think some people get so caught up in the idea that you shouldn’t believe anything you can’t ‘prove.’ So that’s why they are opposed to faith. What they fail to realize is that most of what we believe is … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Religion

Large Technical Lumps, Preparation

I have two items for today’s write-up of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition: 1. On page 65, Stu Redman is in a government hospital, and he doesn’t know why he is there.  He thinks: “They had … Continue reading

Posted in Social Skills, Stephen King

Reflections on a Departed Friend

I learned today that a friend of mine—who went to Harvard Divinity School when I was a student there—recently passed away due to Evans Syndrome, which is a disease in which antibodies attack the red blood cells and a person … Continue reading

Posted in Deaths, Race, Theodicy

Frymer-Kensky on Women in the Hebrew Bible

I’m continuing my way through Tikva Frymer-Kensky’s In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture, and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth. In my reading today, Frymer-Kensky attempted to characterize the treatment of women in the Hebrew Bible.  I found … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

Chapter 6 of The Stand

Last night, I read Chapter 6 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition.  This chapter had a lot of good discussions.  Fran Goldsmith talks with her father, Peter, and she tells him that she is pregnant. In … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Politics, Stephen King