Archive for May 16th, 2013



A mansion of stone or brick, did you say,

Ov’rlooking the point where river meets bay,

With four-storied garrets, room for four cars,

And a high domed-room to study the stars,

A half-mile lane and personal tennis court,

Kentucky-fenced knoll were horses cavort,

An indoor pool with a European tub,

All this close, to the golf-course country club?


The finest mansion you have ever seen,

With yard upon yard – green trimmed in lush green,

The highest castle on a curved mountain spine,

With stair cases, great room, stones to entwine

Or glorious condo above pure beach,

With “condiments” in commodious reach,

All appear huts, caves, shelters poorly made,

When death reveals truth, and life starts to fade.

   – eab, 5/16/08

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Religions have



their “rites



Christ’s salvation



has righteousness.  

– eab, 12/8/09

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Erasmus of Rotterdam

was born Desiderius [dĕs ĭ dēr’ ē əs] Erasmus in 1466 (67?) at Rotterdam, Holland (died 1536 at Basel, Switzerland) the 2nd illegitimate son of a catholic priest and a doctor’s daughter (older brother named Peter). 

Erasmus produced the famous Textus Receptus.  Textus Receptus is a Latin term which can be translated “the received text.” 

The New Testament was published in 1516. 

The second edition was published in 1519 with Erasmus correcting many printing errors.  (Another source says 1522 for 2nd edition and says Erasmus corrected some 400 errors.) 

His third edition was published in 1522 and two more appeared; 1527 and 1535.

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