"Falzon’s accessible and jokey paraphrasing, complete with footnotes that alternate between informative and comedic (though sometimes both) makes the Bible's inglorious parts impossible to ignore." -- The Front Page Online
I can take a bad movie. I'm almost always glad to suspend belief for the sake of immersing myself in the fiction of a good show, so I find myself enjoying some flicks that other, more-sophisticated movie-goers might poo-poo.
by nobody-knows-who, going by the 14 minutes that have been released in trailer form, might well be the worst movie ever made on this or any other planet.
But I can think of a couple of reasons you might want to see it. techniques this director uses to ensure eternal embarrassment for every single person involved in its production.
Secondly, watch the trailer as a test of your willpower....
Yeah, that's not them. the rules that were called the Ten Commandments in the Bible!
But a little background first. There are 95 uses of the word "commandment" in the five books of Moses. Well, that's in the King James, anyway. In the TNIV ("Today's New International Version"), this number drops to just 10....
The invocation] advocates the Humanist perspective without denigrating religion along the way. It's something everybody ought to be able to agree with, as opposed to the religious invocations that necessarily exclude those who don't believe in the chosen god.
Says Nerren, "As far as I know, I'll be the first to offer a secular invocation. not praying.
the council had been reminded several times that a sectarian prayer was unconstitutional. Though the goals of the Northeast Oklahoma Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State is to stop the opening prayer altogether, the chapter's vice president said allowing an atheist to offer the invocation was "a very good move on the part of the council....
Most of my time has been spent speaking at secular organizations and student groups, and I've been surprised at just how active the atheist/secular community is in the USA and Canada.
in Omaha, Nebraska.
Of course, the speakers were educated, articulate and rousing. a former evangelical preacher, gave a rousing "sermon" on atheism and secular values ("Can I get a Dar-win!
But I was particularly struck by the members of the audience. Those not explicitly active, but active enough to attend a conference. These people genuinely astonished me....
If you think this is just about atheism, think again. and calling for all women not wearing jilbab to be hunted down. Even moderate Muslim groups are being attacked for the same reason. of Muslim.
So it's not about atheism; it's about not being Muslim....