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Misled By Beauty

What a Wisteria Vine and Authoritarian Religions Have In Common

 

Facts about the wisteria vine.

“Wisteria is an extremely hardy plant that is considered an invasive species in many parts of the U.S., especially the Southeast, due to its ability to overtake and choke out other native plant species.

Wisteria can become immensely strong with heavy wrist-thick trunks and stems.  These will certainly rend latticework, crush thin wooden posts, and can even strangle large trees. Continue reading

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Dying To Myself Daily: How Good Intentions Paved The Path To ‘My’ Hell

I tend to have trepidations when talking about the subject of religion.  One of the main reasons is because I know that religion plays an important role in the lives of many people, but not everyone becomes as committed to their religion as I once was.  People may call themselves a Christian, but I’m going to be blunt here — most people who call themselves Christians tend to know very little about their own religion or the contents of the Bible, their ‘guide book’. Continue reading