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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 October 2011 14:18

    Just wrote an essay on Columbus and preached it. Used the dates of August 2nd, 1492 and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain and August 3rd Columbus’ departure.

    • 10 October 2011 15:49

      From your post, it looks like you just wanted advertising space for your own blog and either didn’t read my post or didn’t quite get what it was saying. Bad form! Also this is the commenting guideline page.

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