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Miscellanies: Other Thoughts Worth Reading (5/16)

May 16, 2010

Monopoly was Used to Help Allied Prisoners Escape in WWII

This article highlights a little-known fact from World War II.  The game of Monopoly was used to help prisoners escape.  Read it here.

Adam and Eve

Reformation 21: “Evangelical Christians have generally resisted the demythologization of the events of the Gospels, whereby, for example, the resurrection of Jesus is interpreted as a mythical portrayal of the principle of new life. Indeed, they have argued strongly that it is the very historicity of the resurrection event that is so vital. However, when it comes to the biblical figures of Adam and Eve, there has been a far greater willingness to interpret them as mythical or symbolic. The simple aim of this chapter is to show, in sketch, that, far from being a peripheral matter for fussy literalists, it is biblically and theologically necessary for Christians to believe in Adam as first, a historical person who second, fathered the entire human race.” Read the article.

Refurbished iPod nano Deal

Right now Apple is selling refurbished current generation 8gb iPod nanos for $99.  They retail new for $149,  so that is a pretty good price.  Remember, you don’t save money by buying something you don’t need, but if you are in the market for an ipod, you may want to check these out.

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