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Mar 04

Perspectives – So, Just What is the Second Amendment All About Anyway?

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In this inaugural presentation of “Perspectives”, I will state my opinions on the Second Amendment, as will John Devin Swearingen, a self-described fiscal conservative and social liberal who lives in Texas.   The 2nd Amendment vs. Political Efficacy and Their Effects on Liberty By John Devin Swearingen      Many Americans, mostly conservative, have this …

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Jan 07

An Allowance System

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ALLOWANCE SYSTEM (EFFECTIVE JANUARY 7, 2013)   –          PAID EVERY WEEK (1 WEEK = 7 DAYS) –          71 CENTS PER DAY = $5.00 PER WEEK PER CHILD WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION (PER CHILD) TITHE – 10% (FULL WORK WEEK = 50 CENTS) AWANA – 20%  (FULL WORK WEEK = $1.00) SAVINGS – 20% (FULL WORK WEEK = …

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Sep 27

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I? Part 4

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The fourth installment of our discussion series. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling:  Is it really that bad?   The dreaded Harry Potter discussion, where there seems to be no middle ground.  (If there was a middle ground, would there then be Middles?)  Anyway, let’s get a few things straight about Harry Potter right off the bat, …

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Sep 07

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I? Part 3

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The third installment of our discussion series. The Lord of the Rings (Middle Earth) Series by J.R.R. Tolkien:  Really Christian? Or just another adventure story?   “The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work; unconsciously so at first, but consciously in the revision. That is why I have not put …

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Aug 04

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I? Part 2

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The second installment of our discussion series. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis:  Really Christian? Or just another adventure story?   The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines “allegory” as: 1.  The expression by means of symbolic fictional figures and actions, of truths and generalizations about human existence.  OR 2.  A symbolic representation. As we …

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Jul 19

Lions and Muggles and Hobbits, Should I?

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A Multi-Part Discussion Part One      My 9 year-old son asked me a dreaded question the other night, and while it wasn’t the THE question, it was heavy enough to give me pause.  Thumbing through a LEGO magazine, he asked:  “Dad, why do you consider the magic and wizards and monsters in Harry Potter bad and the magic …

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