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The Dead Sea Scrolls On-Line and Other Stuff from Around the Web

Although the project will take some five years to complete, the Dead Sea Scrolls are going to be posted on the web.  This will not only be a boon to biblical studies, having the scrolls available to everyone will certainly help to eliminate the misguided notion (on the part of many) that somehow the scrolls are filled with esoterica which undermines Christianity. Click here: - Dead Sea Scrolls to Hit the Internet - Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News

We've heard about the large numbers of men leaving the church because it has become so feminized that it holds no interest for them.  Now there's news that women are leaving the church, because it is not feminized enough.  According to this study, a generation of women raised on pop culture themes like the witchcraft in Buffy the Vampire Slayer are more attracted to Wicca and other religious expressions in which women are more prominent. Click here: 'Buffy' made women stop going to church : Articles : TV News : TV Guide : Sympatico / MSN

Speaking of esoterica and religious weirdness, how about becoming a Jedi?  Yup, you can, and you can even be ordained as a Jedi through the Universal Life Church.  I wonder how long it will be before I have to sit through a wedding or a funeral conducted by someone dressed like a wookie, carrying a light-sabre, and invoking "the force."  Click here: Jedi Sanctuary - Home 

Finally, a top-25 music list in which Cream finishes first!   Bob "the bear" Hite even make the cut!  Who do you think was the best Blues-Rock band?  Lots of my favorites listed here.  Some of whom I actually listen to while I update my blog.   Once again, Leslie West and Mountain get short-changed--nothing better than Leslie's guitar work in "Stormy Monday" from the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival.   Click here: The 25 Best Blues Rock Bands - List Of The Day

Reader Comments (11)

It's the Allman Brothers, hands down!!!
August 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
how in the world does Black Sabbath earn the title of a rock/blues band?
August 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKen
People, their Jedi-ism formal to make they can now, hm?

There was an inaccurate rumour around Aus/NZ/Can/UK at the time of our last censuses (all in 2001) that official recognition of a religion would have to occur automatically if sufficient people put it down as their religious affiliation. Coupled with the resentment that was caused by questions about religious affiliation, over 400,000 people in the UK put down 'Jedi' as their religion.
August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip Walker
Several good bands there, but I agree with Ken, how did Black Sabbath make that list?
My own personal favorite was third on the list. Stevie Ray Vaughan.
August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRandy
I agree with both George and Ken.
August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
Re Buffy, sheesh, ladies, at least our team left church for a good reason. I hope that doesn't sound sexist, but remember, there's a difference between a male chauvinist and a male chauvinist pig.
August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
I have always felt that catholicism is as popular as it is because of the worship of Mary that is offered. Women go ga-ga over that aspect.

I think it is safe to say that without their worship of Mary, this apostate religious organization wouldn't even be around today, and I bet my life that their board of directors and president (the pope) is keenly aware of that.

And yes, Mountain gets ignored again, just like my favorite band, Deep Purple. I am not upset because these lists are always so subjective that its silly to give them any credence. Even if they DID include the two bands, it still wouldn't give the list any authority. They always only represent one person's limited experience.
August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJames Paul
Well, as an avid Buffy fan and as a woman who is somewhat knowledgeable about Wicca, let me just say this- Buffy has as much to do with actual Wiccan practice as Harry Potter has to do with actual witchcraft. Anyone who would leave the church for Wicca because of something they saw on Buffy is just plain stupid. Sorry.
August 28, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRe4mdmom
Good point, mom. Buffy and Harry are really about common, secular themes. The more folks realize this the more pop culture they can actually enjoy while staying firmly in church.

Stupidity comes in lots of forms.
August 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterZrim
Kim asked concerning having to attend a funeral or wedding that is outlandish...

True story, I read in our newspaper maybe 7 years ago about a Masonic Funeral. Knowing I was ignorant regarding a Masonic Funeral, I decided to atttend. It was easy, because not a soul there knew me.

Man, the foolishness! Make no mistake about it folks. Free Masonry is not merely about the Shriners Hospital. They read from their book that is their Bible. they chanted some prayer I guess you would call it. And they referred to God as the "Great Architect in the Sky".

They even had one man present their view of a sermon.
He told of how the dead man, did many good things for others, served the lodge well, and was in heaven.

Clearly their works system: doing good for others, serving their church, and having done enough to go to heaven. They were in their prayer mode, their chant mode. All so bizarre!!!

But did reveal the self-righteousness of sinners to defy God's explicit claims regarding Christ, and his Word as the final authority, construct their own system, approach their deity in prayer, be adamant they have done enough to merit heaven etc.

Oh, i forgot, two of their preachers / lodge leaders whatever were up in front together and performed some sort of secret hand shake as well.

August 29, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterIvan
Good work, I just like the article and the words are simple and easy it understand each thing keep posting such type of articles.
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