Could Jesus Read and Write?

For Christians it seems almost obvious that Jesus was literate. After all, an incarnate deity who can raise people from the dead, walk on water, and multiply foodstuffs could surely do something more pedestrian like read and write. But the Bible itself is not as clear on the matter and recent research suggests that things arent as straightforward as they seem. The Gospels present conflicting evidence on the subject. In a story in both Mark and Matthew Jesus is rejected as a synagogue teacher in Nazareth by the people from his home town because they know that he isnt qualified for the task. Their rejection hinges on the fact that he (or in Matthews version, his father Joseph) was a …

In Mexicos Cartel Country, a Murderer Who Kills Murderers Tells His Story

CHILPANCINGO, MexicoThe safe house sits on a side street in a barrio that looks out on the well-lit downtown of Guerreros state capital and the dark foothills beyond. A late-model pick-up truck is parked in the street, and the surrounding alleys are scrawled with graffiti. Its just past sunset on a late summer evening and a woman is trudging up the hill with a basket of bread, calling out her wares. Otherwise the street is silent. Then the hit man steps from the shadows behind the parked truck and waves me on toward the safe house. We sit at a bare table in the kitchen on the second floor. The tabletop is scored and oil-stained, as if machinery or heavy …

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Here’s What Day-To-Day Prison Life Will Be Like For Felicity Huffman – Pay Attention, Lori Loughlin! – Perez Hilton

We’re starting to learn what prison life will be like for Felicity Huffman Macy… and honestly, it sounds like things could be a LOT worse. The actress is all set to turn herself into FCI Dublin, a low security federal prison camp in Dublin, California, on October 25, 2019. According to TMZ, Felicity’s life inside prison for those 14 days really doesn’t seem so bad, either! Sure, it’s prison — who wouldn’t rather be free and, you know, not in major trouble with the law — but considering the alternatives (and considering what someone like Lori Loughlin might be facing if convicted…) this really doesn’t seem like such a bad deal! Per the outlet, Huffman Macy will be strip searched at entry just like any …

Girl ‘would have lived if 999 call was escalated’

GP Nicola Leeson, who assessed Ffion, said she had recently received training in requesting ambulances to GP surgeries and had been given a specialist number. She said she made the first call at 14:24 GMT but was told she needed to dial 999. Related Topics Welsh Ambulance Service Pontypridd Cardiff Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Two arrested at Heathrow over drone protest

A large police presence has been seen around the airport, where the dispersal order will be in place until 04:30 on Sunday. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor said: “We are really clear that [flying drones] is unlawful, it is a criminal offence, and anybody who turns up expecting to fly drones in that exclusion zone will be arrested.” The Met made seven pre-emptive arrests on Thursday, when officers caught suspected would-be drone pilots, including Extinction Rebellion co-founder, Roger Hallam, ahead of the planned action. Image copyright Met Police Image caption Met Police said it had put in place a 5km dispersal zone order around Heathrow to protect safety at the airport Heathrow Airport confirmed its runways were open adding it …

Historic towns to benefit from 95m boost named

Towns and cities had to bid for the £95m funding, which was first announced in May. The announcement comes after figures showed that about 16 shops a day closed in the first half of the year as retailers restructure their businesses and more shopping moves online. Lisa Hooker, consumer markets leader at PwC which was behind the research, said retailers had to invest more in making stores “relevant to today’s consumers”, but added that “new and different types of operators” needed encouragement to fill vacant space. ‘Wider regeneration’ The government said the money would “support wider regeneration” in the 69 successful areas by attracting future commercial investment. “Our nation’s heritage is one of our great calling cards to the world, …

Man Trump Called ‘My African American’ Ditches GOP To Run For Congress

Now, more than 2 1/2 years into Trump’s presidency, that man, Gregory Cheadle is abandoning the Republican Party to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2020. “PBS NewsHour” published Thursday. After 18 years in the party, he told the news program, he believes Republicans are using Black men like him as “political pawns” in their “pro-white” agenda. Cheadle didn’t say where he’ll run, but cornerstone of his presidency and campaign. He also Cheadle said Trump crossed the line for him when the president attacked the city of Baltimore and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) earlier this summer. Cheadle, who is from Redding, California, “They were sidestepping the people of color issue and saying that, ‘No, it’s …

This Advice From Gun Policy Activists At Every Level Will Give You The Confidence To Make Change

Jim Young/Getty Images News/Getty Images This Advice From Gun Policy Activists At Every Level Will Give You The Confidence To Make Change By Lilli Petersen and Madhuri Sathish Sept 11, 2019 America has a problem with gun violence. After three high-profile mass shootings in Texas and Ohio in August 2019, the nation has been grasping at anything to try to find a solution. While politicians talk about red flag laws, background checks, and mental health, Americans around the country are asking what they can do. Well, take it from the people who have done it. Elite Daily asked for advice from gun policy activists who have advocated for change at every level, from getting started with their local organization to …

Disney Is Serving A Boozy Apple Cider Float For Halloween That Sounds Scary Good

Courtesy of Disney Parks Disney’s Spiked Hard Apple Float For Halloween 2019 Is More Than Just A Sweet Treat By Lara Walsh Sept 11, 2019 Temperatures might still be 80s, but it’s officially time to start counting down to the spookiest time of the year at Disney Parks. Now that September is in full swing, Disneyland and California Adventure are rolling out a lineup of Halloween-inspired bites and sips that look, to sum it up in two words, scary delicious. Disney’s Spiked Hard Apple Float for Halloween 2019 combines your favorite flavors of fall into a boozy concoction, so get ready to get your buzz on at the park. If you regularly keep up with the revolving lineup of seasonal …

Purdue Pharma and attorneys for thousands of opioids cases have a preliminary proposed settlement

(CNN)Purdue Pharma has reached a preliminary proposed settlement with multiple state, local and tribal governments that accuse the company of helping to drive the opioid crisis, officials said. But many attorney generals are opposing it and say the fight is not over. “AG (Dave) Yost continues to fight to get resources for those impacted statewide and has been actively involved in the negotiations,” he added. Details of the proposed settlement involving many entities, including Native American tribes, were not immediately available. Paul Farrell, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the multi-district litigation, acknowledged to CNN that the deal isn’t final. “We recognize a lot of work needs to be done but we feel good progress has and will continue to …