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SERMON: Fundamentalists, Champions and Deniers of Evil

People, most particularly Ministers, love to preach about evil. And throughout history, various groups of people have attempted to explain the complex nature of evil.

For example, there are those whom can be called the "Champions of Conditioning." These people, mostly liberally minded folks, declare that "evil" is really just a sub-category of "ignorance" or "conditioning."

They assert that human beings are fundamentally benign, but, since we are not always trained well, we sometimes do "evil" things. More...

EDITORIAL: Adaptive Eyecare!

Imagine if corrective eyecare were available to everyone, everywhere.

Imagine the millions of people who are in desperate need of glasses.

Adaptive Eyecare, based out of London, was founded by Oxford professor, Joshua Silver in 1996, AE was formed to research and develop adaptive ophthalmic lenses.

They have developed prototype adaptive spectacles that can correct both far-sighted and near-sighted people.

A top priority of the company is to provide corrective eyewear in the developing world meaning that the glasses are designed to be manufactured at high quality but at a developing world low cost.

OPINION: That Time We Flew Around The World, Part 3

After the scene was shot we were skillfully moved to another "sound stage" which happened to be the offices of the studios where they were using the corridors to shoot a television soap opera.

The halls and offices were threadbare, in need of a good scrubbing, paint and much work on the flickering fluorescent lights.

And there were two hospital gurneys in the hall since that was the setting of the soap opera's hospital sequence and the hall was subbing for the operating room. More...

GOOD NEWS: Butt Don't Be Cheeky

This is one of the funniest date stories ever, first date or not! And The Good News is, this didn't happen to you!

We have all had bad dates....but this takes the cake.

A small sample of how tough it is to be single nowadays.

On the "Tonight Show", Jay Leno went into the audience to find the most embarrassing first date that a woman ever had.

The winner described her worst first date experience.

There was absolutely no question as to why her tale took the prize!

She said it was midwinter... snowing and quite cold... and the guy had taken her skiing in the mountains outside of Salt Lake City, Utah.

It was a first date so it was a day trip (no overnight - it was before hooking up).

FICTION: Tails of Aspabibia, Part 115

Ignoring them, Viker went on, "Are you telling me that you have never lain in wait to lure a stranger onto your back and then plunged into the water to drown your rider?"

Fawn Doll shrank back and wrapped her tail tightly around her body. Her eyes were wide.

"Ah," the Kelpy silently replied. "Tarred once again by the brush of once."

Fawn Doll's eyes grew impossibly wider.

"There was an error," the Kelpy was saying. "In the early days. But it has not occurred since."

"But this 'once' that you speak of," Rue Shadow interjected. "'Once' you drowned a traveler?" More...

ADVICE: Dear Angel

While we were driving around town last week, my boyfriend, Rod, and I stopped at an ice cream place cross town from where we live. While we waited to get our ice cream cones, we both sort of raised eyebrows and I whispered as we got our cones, "We'll eat in the car." He nodded agreement. The place was creepy looking and the customers and the wait staff were weird, also. We sat to eat our cones in Rod's dad's car.


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