“The quickest way to sell your soul to the devil,” a Wicca website explains, “is to join the church of Satan.” As the teenagers sometimes say, “well, duh!”
This organization, established in 1966, “teaches members to take pride in having the strength and dedication to implement the tools of Satan and the wisdom to recognize the Unseen in our society.” It goes on, “You don’t need to give some other organization your hard-earned money to sell your soul … understand that there is no such thing as a soul.” Continue reading “Sell your soul to the devil?”
How much is your soul worth?
Some would take umbrage to such a question and say, “My soul is worth more than any amount of money because it is eternal,” and that would be right. Would it surprise you to know, however, there are people who would happily settle for much less?
Some people don’t mind being religious as long as it doesn’t cost them anything. Just filling a pew on Sunday gives them the feeling that they are religious and good people. When the church asks them to give or help on a regular basis, they refuse. In just such a way haven’t they sold their souls in exchange for much less? Continue reading “What will you give?”
Something inside us lives on after death. Continue reading It's springtime!
Just when we thought it was safe to fly, a breach of security occurred. The intrusion took place at Newark’s Liberty International Airport, one of the nation’s busiest. Cameras recorded a man ducking under a rope as the security officer stepped away from his post. Continue reading An Infallible Security System
Annie Green, acting director of Laradon, a nonprofit program that works with developmentally disabled adults, was puzzled. John Francis Beech, a Denver businessman, had dropped off an envelope for Green while she was away. When she received the envelope four days later, she read the message on the front: Continue reading Ethical Dilemmas
Whether you support his political views or not, you’ve got to admit that President Barack Obama possesses deadeye aim. In an interview with CNBC this past Tuesday, the President was bothered by a pesky fly. Attempts to shoo it were unsuccessful, so Obama waited for it to settle on the back of his hand. Continue reading Wouldn't Hurt A Fly
In reading reviews others had written about a product I was thinking of buying, I was abruptly stopped by one. In discussing what he did and didn’t like about the product, the man mentioned that he uses a wheelchair. For some reason that surprised me. Why? Continue reading A Window Into The Soul
Though the practice has been around for some time, I had not seen it before. Gathered at a cemetery where a loved one’s remains were about to be interred, we witnessed a moving scene. One basket containing three white doves was opened; the doves flew overhead but did not depart. Continue reading Fly Away Home
Spring was a special time for students of Chad Elementary School. Like a scene from “The Waltons”, the students of that three-room school in Eastern Kentucky rushed out the door each day for recess. Continue reading Hope Springs Eternal
With the Super Bowl just days away, it’s time to set up our home entertainment center. We’ll begin with the flat screen TV and we’ll go conservative: an off-brand and a modest size (42″) will cost around $700. Of course, we’ll need to add the surround sound speaker system, and that goes for about $500 (again, we’re being conservative). High definition has to be added to our cable package, and a digital recorder will ensure that we don’t miss a single play of the game. Continue reading A Home Edification Center