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Cristiano Silva
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Superman is great, but not enough
Exactly 80 years ago, Action Comics #1 was released and both Superman and Lois Lane appeared for the first time. It was the beginning of the age of superhero comics. For better or for worse Superman represents many things: some consider him a symbol of hope...

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My testimony and thoughts on the 500 years of the Reformation
500 years ago the Reformation happened . We went back to the Scriptures, we realised that "the righteous shall live by faith" (Rm. 1:17), we rethought our relationship with God, we freed ourselves from spiritual bondages, and what we did? Given the fallen s...

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Hell on Earth
WIRED has written about it , just as The New Yorker recently did , and (as it seems) it's also a topic of  a now-famous book  (which I still need to read): Silicon Valley wants to conquer death and give us immortality. To conquer death: as christians affirm...

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Freedom of expression
From the  USCIRF 2017 Annual Report , chapter on Western Europe : The peaceful public sharing of one’s religious beliefs is both an integral part of religious freedom and protected by freedom of expression. This includes the expression of beliefs that may b...

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What is religious freedom?
I realize more clearly now that we Brazilians always had the great privilege of enjoying religious freedom, something we usually take as granted without thinking about how religious groups suffer systematic persecution and repression in other parts of the w...

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Hell on Earth
WIRED has written about it , just as The New Yorker recently did , and (as it seems) it's also a topic of  a now-famous book  (which I still need to read): Silicon Valley wants to conquer death and give us immortality. To conquer death: as christians affirm...

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Heaven on Earth
From Ethan Hawke's Rules for a Knight : There is no dirt in Heaven, and we are here to make earth as much like Heaven as we can. If this means for the Glory of God, which in the end also means for the good of Mankind , yes, that's true: we should strive to ...

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Heaven on Earth
From Ethan Hawke's Rules for a Knight : There is no dirt in Heaven, and we are here to make earth as much like Heaven as we can. If this means for the Glory of God, which in the end also means for the good of Mankind , yes, that's true. But we also need to ...

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Still on faith: some examples
I hope to buy an apartment someday. Based on this hope I work a lot, usually overtime, and each month I'm able to save some money. Then comes the day when I finally buy an apartment. When I do this, the hope that I had is not there anymore. I don't need to ...

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On faith
Why do I believe that Jesus Christ has risen from the dead 2000 years ago? Simply put, I believe because I was not there. If I were there, I could have seen his resurrection myself and therefore wouldn't need to believe it. As my former, wise presbyterian p...
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