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Saturday, January 07, 2012
I'm Deeply Humbled
You guys are the best in the world. Thanks for all the emails welcoming me back. Now... without further adieu here is the first of many posts you may find interesting.
Name this explorer.
Rambling thoughts: Imagine my mortification when I learned
that Columbus wasn't the discoverer of America... yep
they (most historians) say it is official… he didn’t. However, he did discover
the CaribbeanIslands.... dang, so close yet so far
away historically speaking of course.
Did you know that Christopher Columbus
was a deeply religious man who was convinced that God called on him to bring
Christianity to the remote spots around the world?
In fact it was during this
era that Christians raced to establish settlements in remote parts of the
world; in large part to head off the establishment of Islam. Today Islam (about
1.5 billion adherents) is second to
Christianity (2.5 billion approximate adherents) in size.
Family Affair Cast
are over a billion people who are non-religious. Another eye opener was
learning that Tom Cruise was among the 500 thousand who claim Scientology as
their religion. Strange I thought there were more of them than that. Not so surprising is the claim of over 8 million believers in Scientology by the Scientologists themselves. Speaking of movie stars... my thoughts turn to Mr. French, the gentleman's gentleman of the TV series Family Affair with Brian Keith. Keith played a bachelor uncle charged with raising his brothers children... now what was Mr. French's real name. Oh yes, Sebastian Cabot. Strange how my mind seems to travel in circles....