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Community Comment archive for Dec. 15, 2012

SATURDAY, DEC. 15, 2012

What Can I Pray?

It is the end of a terrible day, with 20 children dead along with 7 adults. It is beyond my comprehension how this can happen. What can I pray? I ask for peace and comfort, as much as it can be felt by broken-hearted families.…

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When is it evil?

Good morning, Netizens... Despite having a vast overload of work keeping me from my appointed rounds, I could not help but ask a theologically thorny question in the face of the deaths in Newtown, Connecticut, as it has been haunting me since I first heard…

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A Word A Day -- hagiography

December 15, 2012 Word of the Day hagiography \hag-ee-AH-gruh-fee\ DEFINITION noun 1 : biography of saints or venerated persons 2 : idealizing or idolizing biography EXAMPLES The book effectively portrays the leader's strengths without resorting to hagiography. "'Lincoln' gratifyingly dodges the kind of safe, starchy…

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