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by Ted Giese Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies concludes his film adaption of J.R.R Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit—or at least begins its conclusion, since an extended edition will come out in about a year. These releases contain scenes with new dialogue and information and—especially in the case of the Hobbit films—fill in important plot details that provide additional character motivations. They can even tie up loose ends in the general narrative. For viewers of the extended editions of the first two Hobbit films, the theatrical release of …
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Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. (Psalm 119,36) And Jesus Christ said unto his disciples: “A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” (Lukas 12,15) The satirist Wilhelm Busch ventured: “A … Continue reading →. . . Read All
Chuck Bentley at the American Thinker discusses the forgotten Commandment (some might say, the forgotten two Commandments): “Thou shalt not covet.” He argues that coveting–that is, envy–is at the root of many of our economic, political, and cultural problems. From Chuck Bentley, Articles: The Tenth Commandment and Crabs in a Barrel, the American Thinker: Former [Read More…] . . . Read All
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