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Archive for November, 2007

Brick Testament - David, King of Israel

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

A brand new section of The Brick Testament website launches today called King David, covering the stories from the biblical books of 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles concerning David’s reign as king of all Israel. Join along for our first installment as David disenfranchises the original inhabitants of Jerusalem, expresses his hatred for the blind and lame, impregnates many different women, and exposes himself before God. While God, for his part, demands war on the Philistines and kills a man just for touching the ark.

Brick Testament - War and Dismemberance

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

As we find ourselves in the midst of another holiday season, it’s all too easy to get caught up in our modern secular traditions of gift-giving and human kindness, so why not take a few moments this year to get in touch with our religious heritage by viewing the latest heart-warming set of illustrated Bible stories over at The Brick Testament? They may not tell the story of the birth of Jesus, but I believe these King David stories are essential for anyone hoping to come to a full understanding of God. Happy holidays from The Brick Testament!

Americans super-informed of candidate finances, entirely unaware of candidate positions

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Thanks to the US mainstream media’s singular obsession with comparing how much money the various 2008 presidential candidates have raised, average Americans have found themselves unwitting experts concerning up-to-the-minute info about candidate finances, while remaining entirely in the dark as to any political positions that differentiate the candidates. Said one TV news viewer in Billings, MT, “I’ll probably vote for Clinton since she has raised the most money. You need to have the most money to win, and she has the most money, so I’ll vote for her.”