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"Wolf Bounty" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward) I don't support bounties on wolves. In fact, it is rarely done anymore. I just picked up Terry Eagleton's book, "On Evil". I'm looking forward to reading it. There are a lot of scriptures that talk about Satan, devils, and demons. There's a lot of talk about sheep that represent God's people and wolves that represent Satan's. There are verses that also promise the end of evil. Even though there aren't sufficient explanations for the presence of evil or the purpose of it, biblically it is clear it is here but just as...

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When I was a teenager my pastor was totally into Hal Lindsay's "Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth". He claimed to be an exorcist and had recordings of the exorcisms he let me listen to. I participated in exorcisms. He did a conference on Satanism to teach people all about devils and Satan and all the dangers. I also remember reading Andre Crouch's autobiography, especially the part where he said he saw a little demon hiding behind something in his living room. During my teens, devils and demons were everywhere. Satan ruled! I lived in absolute terror night...

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  I suggest that the sheep metaphor has largely lost its power. Most people don't understand sheep, flocks or farmers. Shepherds are a mystery just as much as sheep are. Most of us¬†certainly do not understand the bedouin culture it has its roots in where the metaphor was rich with meaning. So I thought I would have fun with this during Sheep Week. Should we be comparing people to sheep or community to flocks? Here are 10 reasons why I think the metaphor could be dropped: sheep are stupid in flocks they are even more gullible they have to be...

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