Posts tagged "sacrifice"

Lent in 140 Characters

Clint Rainey: Stephen Smith, at Bible Gateway, has for three years made an annual top-100 list and snazzy tag cloud with what Twitterers say they’re giving up for Lent. This year, he wrangled up 85,000 messages tweeted between March 7 and March 10. (March 9 was Ash Wednesday, the first...

Tales of the Chupacabra

From an essay by Scott Corales, first published in Paranoia Magazine and reprinted at Inexplicata.  (h/t David Metcalfe): "At sunrise, when it was no longer a sacrilege to approach the patches of desert where the gods had made their presence felt, the shamans would check to see if their offering had been accepted, and it...

Hurts So Good

Ramadan is over, and Christmas is coming; so who better to celebrate the season than a Buddhist named Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey? “Jesus Christ rose from the dead to save these fucking people,” Vega-Frey’s Muslim boss asked him, “and what do they do to celebrate? They go and buy all kinds of junk.” You want to thank God,...