A little rant about the thank god crowd after the Gatlinburg fires

jesus fire

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Posted on: Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The wild fires in Gatlinburg, Tennessee last week were devastating to so many people. The smoke alone caused problems for people far removed from the vicinity of the fire. Hundreds of homes and businesses rendered into ash, and many lost their lives or the lives of loved ones. Yet, in the midst of all this […]


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Reflection on the 2016 presidential election

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Posted on: Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

  The 2016 elections shocked so many. The media told us that there is no way that Trump could win, and on election night that mindset lost the election for Hillary. Everyone seems to be looking for what to blame for this upset. Some blame the DNC for not putting up an electable candidate. Some […]


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Avoidance Coping

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Posted on: Saturday, November 12th, 2016

I walk slowly through the streets, carefully watching the reactions of others. One mis-step could be devastating. I must blend in. They will not harm me if I am one of them. Just keep up the same conversations, normal conversations, that no one will find suspicious. I will be safe as long as I limit […]


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God of the week: Set

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Posted on: Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Set is a god that embodies war and chaos. Set has multiple spellings, some of which include: Setekh, Setesh, Seth, and Suti. Set is the brother of Osiris, god of death and life. The sky goddess, Nut, never gave birth to Set. Instead he was said to have fought his way out of her womb. […]


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Secular concerns of a parent in east Tn

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Posted on: Friday, September 9th, 2016

The first day of school is a time that brings joy to parents. The parents get to see their child learning and the beginnings of growing up. This is a time to spend nights helping with homework and playing games to help study for upcoming tests. This is a time of change and growth, but […]


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Nut: Goddess of the Night

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Posted on: Friday, August 5th, 2016

She is the goddess that embodies the night sky and watches over the dead. The goddess Nut spreads her wings over the earth to push back the terrible forces of chaos. She is the daughter of Shu god of the air ¬†and Tefnut the goddess of moisture.   Nut is depicted by the Egyptians as […]


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Sobek

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Posted on: Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The story of Sobek is about a god and his journey from a fearsome source of darkness, into a deity that protects and serves the weak. Sobek was originally a god that embodied war and ferocious animals. Crocodiles were a common occurrence along the Nile. Unfortunately for the Egyptians, these Crocodiles killed other wildlife and […]


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Thoth

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Posted on: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Thoth is the Egyptian god of writing. His ability to document and shape reality with his words was so powerful that his own writing brought him into existence. Most Egyptian deities have parents or siblings, however Thoth remains unique in that he was not fathered by any other god.     Thoth had a variety […]


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Apollo

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Posted on: Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Apollo is known as the Greek God of music, and is commonly depicted with a bow and arrow or playing a lyre. He is the twin brother to Artemis.He is born out of the union of Zeus and Leto. This enraged Hera with jealousy, to where she forbade Leto from giving birth on any land […]


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Artemis

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Posted on: Friday, July 1st, 2016

Artemis is the twin sister of Apollo. She is the goddess of the hunt and of the wilderness. Her father was Zeus and her mother was Leto(the daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe). After giving birth to Artemis in the city of Ortygia, Leto finds refuge in the city of Delos to give birth […]


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