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The Wonders of the Universe by JZLobo
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A lot of fans don't like the Colin Baker Doctor. Personally I do. Even more fans dislike Peri because she was a bit winy. I quite like ...

hold on by Wammys
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The artist says she does not know how to draw dragons. Well that surprises me, because \i thought she did rather a good job with this d...

The Great Race by TheDragonofDoom

The Great Race of Yith, from Lovecraft's story, The Shadow Out of Time, seems quite a popular choice for artists on Deviant Art. I thin...


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Wagner's Best Opera 

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My middle name is Austin. My father really liked those cars, so he named me that.

Obviously being interested in converting to Catholicism, I'm interested in saints and noticed a passing reference to St. Austin. It had not occurred to me that there was a Saint Austin before.

It turns out that St. Austin is a shortened version of St. Augustine. Well that is a saint name I recognise.

There are two St. Augustines, Augustine of Canterbury, who brought Christianity to the Anglo-Saxons and Augustine of Hippo, the great North African theologian.

I can't say Augustine is my favorite Christian theologian. I've spent years battling the Calvinist doctrine of predestination which originates with him. Of course, the Calvinists like to imagine that Augustine was an early Reformer, but he was as Catholic as you can get, believing in the authority of the Pope and Transubstantiation. The Eastern Orthodox respect him for his piety and devotion, but reject a lot of his theology. 

Augustine of Hippo wrote two famous books Confessions, which is a testimony of his life and converstion, and the City of God which considers the place of the church in the rapidly declining Roman Empire.
  • Listening to: Wagner- Tannhauser
  • Reading: Introduction to the Ethiopian Orthodox Faith

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Matthew Clarke
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United Kingdom
I am an ultraconservative Christian who enjoys Doctor Who and various other sci-fi and fantasy.

I write fan fiction in various settings, including Doctor Who, Batman, Forgotten Realms, WoW and the Chronicles of Narnia.

I'm a member of the Conservative party.

I generally like to wear flip flops.
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DarkManSunrise 17 hours ago  New member Hobbyist
Thanks for the fav! :)
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Clu-art 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving Legion of the Lost! :D
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Thank you for the fave.
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neral85 Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:s! :-)
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pluto-my-way Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haj there,
thanks for faving my dragon work once again!:meow::iconsayhiplz:

have a nice day!
~Pluto
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SilvanaMassaArt Mar 25, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave :)
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Elephant883 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Raynar favorite.
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Celestialhost Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love that era of Star Wars
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Elephant883 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. I agree.
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Nocturius Mar 13, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks for the fav! /merci pour le fav!
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