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The Baylor Lariat

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    Like Roger Williams, I’m a heretic. Of course, you could be, too.

Like Roger Williams, I’m a heretic. Of course, you could be, too.

I’d like to thank all of you who have expressed your support over the last week as I attempt to articulate my thoughts on the relationship between Christianity and Islam. There have been those who have applauded my efforts and have encouraged me to keep going. But the one person I would like to thank most is the anonymous email sent to me calling me a heretic.

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    Viewpoint: Forget spin-offs; vinyl is better

Viewpoint: Forget spin-offs; vinyl is better

At the risk of sounding pretentious, I’d like to make a statement: Music is better on vinyl.

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    Viewpoint: It’s your duty to be an informed citizen

Viewpoint: It’s your duty to be an informed citizen

The Gospels relay Jesus’ capacity to speak the truth in love. As He went into a Jewish synagogue, Jesus was met by a man with a shriveled hand. When He healed the man, He was met with accusations of impropriety and criminal behavior.

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    Viewpoint: Sometimes it’s good to question your beliefs

Viewpoint: Sometimes it’s good to question your beliefs

I should begin by confessing that I left my previous article a little bit bare of the details of my journey to practicing both Judaism and Christianity.

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    Editorial: Keep bikes, mopeds off sidewalks

Editorial: Keep bikes, mopeds off sidewalks

Getting from class to class on time can be tough, especially if you’re walking. There are several elements to consider: where your next class is, when your last professor let you out of class and how fast you walk. The last one of that list does not necessarily matter if you have a moped or a bicycle though.

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    Editorial: ‘Breaking Bad’ toys aren’t for kids

Editorial: ‘Breaking Bad’ toys aren’t for kids

Earlier this week, Susan Schrijver of Fort Myers, Fla., filed a petition on change.org, a website that hosts a variety of petitions on a large array of topics. The short but blunt petition, which reached 9,299 signatures yesterday, called for the removal of what Schrivjer called “inappropriate” action figures based on the AMC television series “Breaking Bad.”

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    Lariat Letter: I’m a Jew. I’m a Christian. Between them, I find harmony.

Lariat Letter: I’m a Jew. I’m a Christian. Between them, I find harmony.

My name is Micah Furlong, and I’m a Jewish Christian.

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    Military strength grows in military kids

Military strength grows in military kids

Growing up as an Army brat, I didn’t have a normal childhood. Our family tables were often missing one person, moving was a constant hassle, and most importantly, schools and friendships were a come-and-go situation. This is the case for many children of a military parent or parents. Never feeling settled in one spot can overshadow what could be a great story for the entire family.

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    Dress tastefully for Halloween

Dress tastefully for Halloween

It’s that time of year again. Cue the frantic scramble of people on the hunt for a Halloween costume that is the perfect combination of current yet witty, and clever without being obscure. A costume that guarantees a conversation wherever you go. Over the years, to ensure such a getup, people have worked to push the boundaries. From bloody cheerleader costumes to illegal immigrants, offensive Halloween costumes have become an annual tradition. This year will be no different.

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    Viewpoint: Value the person, see the whole picture, understand context

Viewpoint: Value the person, see the whole picture, understand context

The recent debates regarding Islam have made me reflect on my right to the freedom of speech. Part of the First Amendment adopted way back when, this freedom is one Americans too often take for granted.

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