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Satanism April 26, 2006

Posted by benj in Philosophy & Religion.
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I have always looked down upon Satanism as an organized religion. I have no idea how people who supposedly worship an entity who is the perceived antagonist to the christian god. Why in the world would people choose to align themselves with the undoubtedly evil? It just didn't makes sense.

But of course, all those were just derived from the things that the mainstream media. The Satanism that popular culture is familiar with is just the image that is projected by Hollywood, some pretentious metal bands and teenagers who use Satan as an excuse for their criminal acts.

Apparently, Satanism is a valid religion. (more…)

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Dying for a cause April 23, 2006

Posted by benj in Philosophy & Religion.
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crucifixion

The crucifixion is among christianity’s most enduring scenes that manifests the unparalleled love that god has for his creation. As stated in the bible, the father was willing to sacrifice his only begotten son – Jesus Christ — to be savior of mankind. It was supposed to be the testament that would undeniably prove the covenant between god and man – something that should have erased any doubt about the sincerity and good heart of the Christian god. And for most of non-menorah lighting, non-ramadan fasting, non-chakra-opening folk, this single act of sacrifice wherein someone akin to the gods voluntarily submitted himself to earthly pain was more than enough to convince them that god is indeed good. (more…)

The All-NBA Teams April 12, 2006

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Picking the Forwards

Picking the Guards

Filling in the All-NBA Team Ballot (Second of two parts): The Guards April 11, 2006

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After a mind-numbing marathon of forwards evaluation, we now proceed to see which among the NBA's guards has made the cut. (more…)

Filling in the All-NBA Team Ballot: The Forwards April 11, 2006

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Last season's race for the Maurice Podoloff trophy proved to be one of the most unexpected outcomes in recent sports history. Though Shaquille O'Neal was billed to be a possible Most Valuable Player candidate even before the season started following his messy falling out with the Los Angeles Lakers, the player who came in third – Dirk Nowitzki — and the eventual winner, Steve Nash were picks no one could've seen coming. (more…)