Richard Hooper

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Friday, October 3, 2008 a 2:49pm
Late yesterday, my evil twin brother posted a column about Sarah Palin on this site that was attributed to me. I apologize, brother was off his meds.
Thursday, October 2, 2008 a 6:21pm
Our nation is in big trouble, people, and I'm not talking about the economy. If Sarah Palin becomes Vice President of the United State, and John McCain dies, our nation will then be controlled by people who think God created the earth in six days. Which
Thursday, July 17, 2008 a 1:18am
Christianity, Judaism and Islam are ancient religions, no longer relevant in the age of science. They are being kept alive artificially, but shouldn't they just pull the plug?
Thursday, July 10, 2008 a 1:04am
The Bible is exactly what the name says it is, a "book." It wasn't written by God, but by men. And those men were just men.
Thursday, July 3, 2008 a 1:29pm
It's coming up on the feast day for the most maligned saint in Christian history. Old myths about Mary Magdalene aren't enough for some people. New ones need to be invented.
Thursday, June 26, 2008 a 12:21am
A few radical New Testament scholars are now suggesting that Jesus may not have existed at all. They make a few points, but they don't yet make the case.
Thursday, June 19, 2008 a 1:09am
Jews and Arabs belong to the same original Semitic family, ethnically and linguistically, but the modern tension between these two races had its origins in Biblical history--three thousand years ago.
Thursday, June 12, 2008 a 12:11am
If Jesus stood outside Costco, would he walk in? And if he did, would he actually buy the latest, really cool, thing that only Satan's spawn can sells so cheap? Probably not, but what about you?
Thursday, June 5, 2008 a 3:12pm
Whether you call it karma or the law of cause and effect, our actions and the actions of our leaders have consequences. Could 9/11, the cyclone in Burma and the earthquake in China karmic payback for good people doing nothing?
Thursday, May 29, 2008 a 12:40pm
When does the soul enter the fetus? Does it go into deep freeze along with frozen embryos?
Thursday, May 29, 2008 a 12:48pm
There are a whole lot of things about the subject of abortion that both sides could agree on if they would just listen to each other.
Thursday, May 29, 2008 a 12:43pm
Why don't authors of novels who reference Biblical stories actually read the Bible so they get the story straight? Dan Brown isn't the only novelist who pays no attention to historical accuracy. Religious literacy is a national pandemic.
Thursday, May 15, 2008 a 1:29pm
Biblical literalists have another problem: turns out the ancient Israelites were monotheists after all.
Thursday, May 8, 2008 a 6:57pm
A few thoughts for those of us who are more inclined to curse the darkness rather than light a candle.
Friday, May 2, 2008 a 7:09pm
A Question of Good and Evil. Does evil exist or is it a construct of the human mind?