Attack of the Spastic Sphincter People Greg Popcak is evil! The Pope is evil! The Theology of the Body is evil! Using nuptial and sexual language to speak of the relationship of God to his people is wrong and icky (even though Jesus, John, Paul, Bernard of Clairvaux and every exegete of the Song of [Read More...]

Janeane Garofalo Tries to be Leftist Ann Coulter, Fails She’s got the shrillness and cheap shots down, but is lacking in various other departments. It’ll take more a than a bottle of peroxide to fix the problem. It goes deeper than hair roots. [Read more...]

Janeane Garofalo Tries to be Leftist Ann Coulter, Fails She’s got the shrillness and cheap shots down, but is lacking in various other departments. It’ll take more a than a bottle of peroxide to fix the problem. It goes deeper than hair roots. [Read more...]

A conundrum Periodically I meet Christians who tell me that they believe in Once Saved Always Saved and that if you ask Jesus to be your personal Lord and savior then you can’t lose your salvation. They warn me darkly that the Catholic Church is a sinister system of works salvation and so forth. My [Read More...]

Canada: Where You Can Learn a Lot of Junk at Taxpayer Expense A reader sends along the following: North Shore Continuing Education & Extension Services is a community service operated on a cost recovery basis by the North Vancouver School District and in cooperation with other agencies on the North Shore.” The key words here [Read More...]

Canada: Where You Can Learn a Lot of Junk at Taxpayer Expense A reader sends along the following: North Shore Continuing Education & Extension Services is a community service operated on a cost recovery basis by the North Vancouver School District and in cooperation with other agencies on the North Shore.” The key words here [Read More...]

Cultured Despisers Without a Clue Seems to be the week to attack Bush’s faith. The Wieseltier piece is pretty stupid (Summary: “Bush believes in heaven. Can you imagine? What an unsophisticated maroon!”). But the real prizewinner is the GQ morph of Bush into the Sacred Heart. The sheer tonedeafness of this is hilarious to anybody [Read More...]

Pope Steve Jobs Thinks Different [Read more...]

Women’s group fined for barring transsexual Here’s particularly tortured specimen of pomo deconstructionist heresy within heresy. A reader comments: This little item has so many layers of exquisite irony that I hardly know where to begin peeling it. A Canadian rape crisis center that claims to support “transsexual” rights has to pay damages for discriminating [Read More...]

The Awesome Power of Science to Uncover Hitherto Unknown Facts [Read more...]

Let this be a warning to all of you! I’ve always been puzzled by the Fundie notion that somebody in hell would earnestly *want* to receive Jesus and repent but that some cosmic “Game Over” buzzer has gone off which forbids Jesus from receiving a penitent merely because he’s dead. The only sensible take on [Read More...]

Now’s your chance to speak (by proxy) with the bishops Greg Popcak is one of the people that’s been invited to the bishop’s confab organized by Deal Hudson (you know, the open and above-board one that’s not simply The Usual Suspects with the usual AmChurch blahblah). As the token ordinary schlep at the meeting, he [Read More...]


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