So is PrayTheMass.org
And Infinite Grace is continuing her Post Abortion Walk and invites you to join her on the journey of mercy, grace, and healing.
And Mary’s Aggies has found a video whose geekly quotient is so high that it has actually broken Geekometers trying to measure it. That’s because of its unique blend of Star Wars Geekiness with Christian pop music geekiness and the special niche within Christian pop geekiness known as Christian Christmas pop music geekiness.
Any blog that can find something that utterly nerdly is a blog you need to read regularly, particular since it also plays host to some very interesting conversations in addition to the goofiness.
Finally, the redoubtable Lex Communis rides forth to do battle with the Forces of Brain Dead Bigotry who worship at the grave of Archie Bunker. He writes:
I reviewed a book on Amazon called “Why I am not a Catholic.”
I expected bad arguments, but what I found were derogatory ethnic slurs that I would never have expected to hear after the demise of “All in the Family.”
So, my review quoted a representative sampling from the book. [Actually, I had to “bowdlerize” the quotes because, it seems, that Amazon will not let you publish the words “wop” and “pollack.” In other words, I can’t quote from a book without violating “Thou shall not not offend” standards” in order to show people that the book is actually offensive. Catch, they name is “22.”]Within an hour of publishing my review I had received 4 negative votes, apparently from a cadre of friends of the author or people who think that “wop” and “pollack” are fair descriptions of people.
Then, in the comments, someone actually defended the book in the comments and took me to task for cherry-picking the selections!
It seems that there is a small – we pray, teensy-tiny – sub-culture of the fever-swamp Evangelical tradition for whom Jack Chick is a prophet.
Weird, disturbing and always eye-opening.
It’s sort of gobsmacking to realize that such race-baiting Neanderthals still walk the earth when you thought they’d gone extinct. But it’s consoling to know that there are people out there willing to confront such slimey stuff.
Check thou it all out!