An Ancient Fetal Mummy

There’s a popular misconception that high mortality rates made life cheap in the ancient world, particularly where children, infants, and the unborn were concerned. The evidence, however, doesn’t support this. Mummified fetuses have been discovered before, most notably in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Ancient Egyptians clearly regarded the unborn as human life to be mourned, [Read More...]

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Satan: A Small Skirmish Won, But the Battle Goes On

This has been an interesting week for the devil. Something extremely grave prompted Catholics to action: the proposed desecration of the Eucharist in a Satanic ceremony.  We can’t be naive about this: it goes on with some regularity, although how much no one can say. Satanism is secretive, and they don’t advertise what they do. [Read More...]

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Faust Disapproves of Satan: Harvard Pres Responds to Black Mass

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Harvard University President Drew Faust released the following statement today in response to plans for a Black Mass on campus: The reenactment of a ‘black mass’ planned by a student group affiliated with the Harvard Extension School challenges us to reconcile the dedication to free expression at the heart of a university with our commitment [Read More...]

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“Jesus’s Wife” Scholar Admits: Where There Are Flames, There May Be Fire

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Partially conceding the bloody obvious, Harvard professor Karen L. King said the following to the New York Times: This is substantive, it’s worth taking seriously, and it may point in the direction of forgery. This is one option that should receive serious consideration, but I don’t think it’s a done deal. The “this” she’s talking [Read More...]

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Nintendo Says No to Gay Love

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The grand modern project to jam homosexuality into every orifice of modern life has hit a brick wall at Nintendo. The family-friendly publisher is getting ready to bring their bizarre life sim series Tomadachi to America as a 3DS title called Tomadachi Life. Part of the gameplay is having your characters fall in love, and [Read More...]

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Real Satanists Don’t Send Press Releases

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I really hate writing about the so-called Satanic Temple because that’s what they want us to do, and that’s really all they want us to do. It’s nothing more than a PR stunt factory. The modern so-called Satanists who make all the noise are not really Satanists. They don’t actually believe in Satan. Most are [Read More...]

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Another Look at Bioshock: Infinite

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I was disappointed in Bioshock: Infinite in the end. The game started out like gangbusters, with an incredible world, solid action, and the same kind of set-up that allowed designer Ken Levine to explore complex issues in such depth with the original Bioshock. Then all of it ran aground on the shoals bad ideas, all [Read More...]

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Five Years of Patheos, Two Years of Me: #Patheos5yrs

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I wasn’t a Catholic blogger when Elizabeth Scalia asked me to join team Patheos Catholic a few years ago. I was a game blogger, as in video games, board games, puzzles: the sort of thing I do in my day job as a tech journalist and an editor of a game magazine. Elizabeth saw my [Read More...]

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