The day after thugs beat the crap out of a Christian janitor because his pastor expressed Incorrect Thoughts… …a member of the chattering class wrings her hands because some Christians think ordaining a practicing homosexual is a sin. Push button. Run Standard “Christians are Intolerant and Dangerous” macro. Moral: a religion that believes the sin [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26378.html

Here I was, having a pleasant chat with Haloscan when suddenly… …her face twisted into a violent grimace, she screamed “Bad trip!”, projectile vomited, and passed out cold. Think nothing of it. Happens all the time. We’ll have her up and around in no time. Doesn’t everyone do this? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26379.html

Priests urge optional celibacy I’m in the “Fine by me” crowd. It’s a mutable discipline of the Church and, if we can expand the pool of candidates to more guys I don’t have a problem with it. There will be downsides though. Clerical marital breakups will be bloody affairs. Clerical families will suffer since Catholics [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26381.html

Priests urge optional celibacy I’m in the “Fine by me” crowd. It’s a mutable discipline of the Church and, if we can expand the pool of candidates to more guys I don’t have a problem with it. There will be downsides though. Clerical marital breakups will be bloody affairs. Clerical families will suffer since Catholics [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26380.html

On Deck: Polygamy Once the battle for gay marriage winds down, polygamy is up to bat. After that, “What’s so bad about sex with minors/my dog/dead people/name your poison?” As the envelope gets pushed further and further, *any* attempt to place any limits at all on polymorphous perversity constitutes a threat to the whole franchise. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26383.html

On Deck: Polygamy Once the battle for gay marriage winds down, polygamy is up to bat. After that, “What’s so bad about sex with minors/my dog/dead people/name your poison?” As the envelope gets pushed further and further, *any* attempt to place any limits at all on polymorphous perversity constitutes a threat to the whole franchise. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26382.html

More jot and tittle worship from Tradition Inaction “Because people are unequal in status, situation, and talent, the necessity of justice demands unequal treatment.” Thus, “Father William Walters should be addressed as Father Walters or as Father, not as Father Bill, and certainly not as Bill. In the really old times, to which I would [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26385.html

More jot and tittle worship from Tradition Inaction “Because people are unequal in status, situation, and talent, the necessity of justice demands unequal treatment.” Thus, “Father William Walters should be addressed as Father Walters or as Father, not as Father Bill, and certainly not as Bill. In the really old times, to which I would [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26384.html

Chuck Colson: Cockeyed Optimist I’m not a pessimist, but I think a realistic appraisal of the situation requires us to recognize that the cards are stacked against us here. God can still work miracles of course. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26387.html

Chuck Colson: Cockeyed Optimist I’m not a pessimist, but I think a realistic appraisal of the situation requires us to recognize that the cards are stacked against us here. God can still work miracles of course. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26386.html

Daniel Ramirez, Catholic, Democratic, Hispanic, pro-life candidate for California Gov [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26389.html

Daniel Ramirez, Catholic, Democratic, Hispanic, pro-life candidate for California Gov [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26388.html


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