Friday, January 29

 

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Wednesday, January 27

 

Tuesday, January 26

The Debunker: Who Was Conceived in the Immaculate Conception?

by Ken Jennings

Do you celebrate World Religion Day, held every year on the third Sunday of January? No? What's the matter with you, don't you like world religions? There are several to choose from, it's hard to pretend you don't like any of them. To ring in the new year with some new knowledge, we've asked implausibly long-running Jeopardy! champ Ken Jennings to correct some of the stuff everyone gets wrong about the world's great belief systems. No matter what faith you practice—or even if it's none at all!—Ken will set you straight, chapter and verse.

The Debunker: Who Was Conceived in the Immaculate Conception?

In the Gospel of Luke, the Virgin Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that her child will be "the Son of the Most High" and will reign over Israel forever. Mary is a little taken aback: she's a virgin! It's even in her name! The angel explains further, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." In other words, Jesus gets conceived without a mortal father. That's the immaculate conception, right?

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Monday, January 25

Music Monday: Glenn Frey

by Scott Lydon


The world of rock is cleaning house. We lost Lemmy, we lost Bowie, and now we've lost an Eagle. Scott's never been the biggest Eagles fan, but he still respects the man's music and skill. Today's a five song tribute to the great Glenn Frey. RIP.

The One You Love

 

I'm starting with this because it's the first Glenn Frey song I really remember. As a kid, I heard "Hotel California" in my uncle's van (that's where I first heard Pink Floyd too) but I never bothered to learn any of the band members names, because hey, I was a kid! So the first time I heard this song I had no idea the singer was connected to the Eagles in any way. This perfectly-passable '70s love song is right up there with any radio friendly hit, and in my head it's where Glenn Frey began. Even if that's not actually correct.

More Frey talk comin' right up.

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Saturday, January 23

 

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