Was it simply greed? Did Judas betray Jesus for the 30 pieces of silver? Here’s what St. Matthew (26: 14-16) says about the betrayal:

“Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What will you give me if I betray him to you?’ They paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he began to look for an opportunity to betray him.”

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By Tom Quiner Have you ever wondered what your last words will be? Leonardo da Vinci’s focused on what he didn’t get done: “I have offended God and mankind because my work did not reach the quality it should have.” Actor Humphrey Bogart was flip: “I should never have switched from scotch to martinis.” Atheist…

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“Broken things are precious. We eat broken bread because we share in the death of our Lord and his broken life. Broken flowers give perfume. Broken incense is used in adoration. A broken ship saved Paul and many other passengers on the way to Rome. Sometimes the only way the good Lord can get into some hearts is to break them.”

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This sentence from the Gospel of John is so lacking in heft:

“Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.”

To John’s audience of his day, they got it. To modern man, we don’t.

I think that’s why Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” was so significant. It depicted the utter depravity of scourging with bloody reality…

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Here is an unusual description for a man: homosexual (his word) Roman Catholic film director, opera director, conservative politician who publicly supports the Church’s positions on issues related to homosexuality.

Whew!

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V4jxkoXp2U] This sentence from the Gospel of John is so lacking in heft: “Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.” To John’s audience of his day, they got it. To modern man, we don’t. I think that’s why Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” was so significant. It depicted the…

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Atheism is a tough sell, so they have re-branded themselves as “secularists.” They held another conference here in Des Moines last week, this time called “Secularity USA.” They are attempting to undercut Christianity by suggesting that Christian parents are kooks who put their kids’ health at stake by relying on faith-healing alone, and won’t let get them vaccinated. Needless, to say that approach doesn’t represent Christianity, just as Stalin, Hitler’s and Mao’s (three famous atheists/secularists) propensity to slaughter millions doesn’t necessarily represent the thinking of all atheists/secularists.
It is interesting, though, how rigid atheists are in their thinking, how fervent they are in their belief that a universe with evidence of intelligent design just kinda popped into existence and created order, intelligence, and beauty …

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