The Last Temptation of Christ, And Other “Blasphemies”

by Oletta Branstiter I haven’t attended church for many years. Either I leave them or they leave me. Cases in point: One church banished me because I was living with my fiancé. We had planned to get married there, but they kicked us out. Ironic. We’ve been married since 1982, wed by a pastor who welcomed us to his church as fellow sinners.  I left another church because it was obviously under God’s judgment and I didn’t want to go up in flames with it. This was a literal fear after the building…

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The Christmas Challenge

by Oletta Branstiter So it begins. Christmas ads. Many people are disturbed by Christmas promotion that happens prior to Thanksgiving. I’m disturbed by Christmas. Let me preface this by stating that it doesn’t matter to me whether you celebrate Christmas. But this article may reveal some things to consider with honesty and integrity. Why do you celebrate Christmas?  Please do not reply that it’s the birthday of Jesus. This is a myth, instigated and perpetuated by the Roman Catholic Church to convert pagans, who worshiped Nimrod, born on December 25, and celebrated…

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