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A Far-Fetched Idea About Water
by Frank Shortt
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by Laramie Boyd
Now THAT'S a Church Bulletin
by Ron Cruger
This column previously ran on The Spectator
Etiquette and the rules of conduct
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Ron Cruger
Memorial Day
by Frank Shortt
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        Did you ever stop to wonder? The "smart" people, the scientists, the astronomers, the physicists, the quantum theorists, all those people, what they propose as to how the universe came about? What they want us to believe. The current consensus theory is that a long time ago, yes a very long time, there was nothing, no space, no time, no gravity, nothing, except for a relatively tiny structure, who knows how small, or how it came to be, but very compact, that contained all the essential elements needed to form everything that exists today. Makes you wonder, if there was nothing, what sort of environment did the structure exist in? What held it up? Let alone how it came to be. And one day, so to speak, the structure burst forth, why they don't know, spewing out the ingredients necessary for what exists all around us, animal, vegetable, and mineral. And these ingredients, over billions of years, mixed and stirred up and combined to form space, time, gravity, galaxies, the suns, the planets and Man. That general scenario is called, creatively, The Big Bang.
        Lots of questions remain, and few, if any, answers. Compare that sequence of events with the idea that one day, so to speak, a Creator made, out of a void, from nothing, space and all things in the universe, including all the plants and animals and Man. Which is hardest for you to believe? That once upon a time there was nothing one minute, then there was an explosion, and the next minute there was all the necessary elements that came together and resulted in the universe that we know of today. Or that an omnipotent Creator, with some unknown powers, who always was and always will be, used these powers to create the universe that we know of today? I don't know about you, but I see that choice as about even-Steven as to which series of events is more likely as to how "it" happened, as to which events seem more "reasonable." I'm open for a pretty convincing argument, one way or the other.     -Laramie Boyd
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by Manuel Batlle
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The Whole World on a Train
(as seen by a Freighthopper)
by Manuel Batlle
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The Unknown,
knowing my Deepest...