Where to find what you need

Kenneth and John

  “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.” (George Moore)Posted from Carlsbad, California    … [Read more...]

We’re doomed.

Senator Tammy Baldwin, wannabe tyrant

  Incredibly, this woman not only has a law degree but is a member of the United States Senate: http://mediatrackers.org/wisconsin/2015/07/02/sen-baldwin-1st-amendment-doesnt-apply-individuals?utm_content=buffer264e6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer One wonders, by the way, how she arrives at the determination that some parts of the First Amendment don't apply to individuals while other parts don't apply to … [Read more...]

“God’s Warning to America”

From the original design for the Great Seal of the United States

  You might find this . . . astonishing. Jonathan Cahn, who identifies himself as a "messianic Jewish" rabbi, delivers a strong -- and remarkably energetic -- speech in Washington DC: https://www.facebook.com/Nigeriacamera/videos/965938676782270/?pnref=story (Thanks to Dannee Clyne for bringing these remarks to my notice.)  Posted from Carlsbad, California    … [Read more...]

New Testament 196

Forbuden frugt. Gossip.

  Luke 12:2-9Compare Matthew 10:26-33; Mark 4:22; 8:38; Luke 8:17; 9:26 The world in which we now live is, all too often, one of intrigue, backstabbing, covert gossip, secret cattiness, plotting, stealthy slander, and, yes, these days, anonymous online malice. This world, however, is not forever.  Such things will eventually be done away. In the meantime, the Lord warns us that every hidden thing will someday be made known.  And, a … [Read more...]

“How Islamist Extremists Warp the Fatwa”

Ottoman mufti

  A nice statement on the Islamic idea of the fatwa, typically misunderstood in the West, by the grand mufti of Egypt -- in other words, by that nation's chief issuer of fatwas. http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB12629032146271714730204581041853312221500 Many years ago, I wrote the (very brief) article on fatwa for an encyclopedia of Islam.  I can't remember which encyclopedia it was, but I happen to have the text of that article with me here, on my … [Read more...]

What’s a poor progressive to do?

Hate H(8)!

  . . .  when a group of black pastors urges civil disobedience against the recent SCOTUS ruling on gay "marriage"? http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bill-owens-caps-gay-marriage/2015/06/27/id/652541/?ns_mail_uid=5388816&ns_mail_job=1626573_07042015&s=al&dkt_nbr=hlkry56w Accusations of "racism" have long been the weapon of choice for marginalizing and silencing conservative dissent.  But charges of "homophobia" have gained tremendous p … [Read more...]

Jenkins, Hamblin, and “Great Expectations”

Classic structures at Tikal

  The interesting exchange between Professors Philip Jenkins and William Hamblin continues: Hamblin 23:  Great Expectations Jenkins 16:  Argument Turned Upside Down Jenkins 17: Epistemology and Nihilism Hamblin 24: Question for Jenkins Hamblin 25:  U-Kix/Akish  Posted from Carlsbad, California    … [Read more...]

“Lost Boys: Moms of Radicalized Western Jihadists Form a Support Group”

Tolstoy portrait, 1907

  "All happy families," Leo Tolstoy wrote, "are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."  Put yourself in the position of these mothers.  Can there be a greater parental unhappiness in this life?  If so, it's hard to imagine: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/05/lost-boys-moms-radicalized-western-jihadists-form-support-group/  Posted from Carlsbad, California    … [Read more...]