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Christianity’s main differentiator from other religions is a living god. This is incredibly important differentiation is celebrated on Easter Sunday, when we set aside a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ. As with everything that resides in the world, Easter has turned into another day for marketing gurus to sell you something. Although there is nothing wrong with having a scavenger hunt for your kids, or getting someone a bouquet of spring flower, there must be more to it. Today we will be examining ways that you can help prepare your heart and mind for the day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When we consider traditions, the natural instinct is to think of something which is solid and does not shift, but due to human nature and the fluidness of society, traditions evolve over time as well. Although Lent was originally only observed by Catholic Christians, it has become a part of the lives of many Protestant Christians as well. This year, Lent began on February 14th, 2018 and will end on Thursday, March 29th. This is a great time to put aside something that may be a worldly comfort, but a hindrance to your relationship with God. Individuals participating in Lent, give up something that is a comfort or distraction in their lives. Many people choose to do this with things one physically consumes, by giving up things such as sugar, carbs, soda, and alcohol, while others choose to give up things they consume mentally including: social media, TV, and other activities. This sacrificial act, is a great way to put aside something and devote more time to God, but also it is a great way to get into a sacrificial mindset. When we consider what occurred leading up to the resurrection of Jesus Christ, there…
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Thank Citizens United ruling for ‘trickle-down evil’

Thank Citizens United ruling for ‘trickle-down evil’ - Columbus - Columbus Business First Please Sign In and use this article's on page print button to print this article. Recognize that “politics” is defined by two words – “poly,” a Latin adjective for “many,” and “ticks,” an English noun denoting bloodsucking parasites. In Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men, a character notes that “Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption and he passeth from the stink of the didie to the stench of the shroud.” Upcoming Events Featured Jobs Dear Mr. Berko: What’s wrong with America when the drug company and my health insurer conspired with my doctor to deny a procedure and offer an alternative medication? Why has my diesel Volkswagen been recalled? Why did my mortgage company overcharge me by $3,692 and force me to resort to a lawsuit to get it back? Why were unauthorized fees added to my bank account? Why do defense contractors, such as the company I work for, get away with bid rigging? Why are stockbrokers ruining my pension plan? Why does Pfizer charge $12 for a Celebrex pill that costs the company 8 cents? I’ve a friend who gets his DUIs fixed, a dermatologist acquaintance who charges Medicare for facials and a vet selling medication for three times the online price, and I know two members of Congress who (for cash contributions) granted profitable government contracts to our competitor. I’m disgusted. I just wanted to get this off my chest. I don’t expect an answer because there isn’t one. — J.S., Wilmington, N.C. Dear J.S.: Thanks for expressing the anger and frustration most Americans feel but can’t put into words. Your letter was heartfelt and well-written. Though the buck should stop at the top, that’s where our national greed begins.…
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