Glenn Reynolds again proves Chesterton right The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected. According to Reynolds, the Supreme Court has a perfect right to enact abortion on demand by means [Read More...]
Dreher v. Goldberg …on the Death Penalty. Dreher knocks ‘im dead. His argument is a killer. He murders him! It’s a slaughter! He doesn’t leave us hanging. He fires away! (Just trying to inject humor.) [slap!] By the way, for one of the more dramatic examples of the corrosive effects of “gallows be thy name” [Read More...]
Dreher v. Neuhaus Some time ago, Rod Dreher wrote a lament for the Wall Street Journal called “The Pope Has Let Us Down” Fr. Richard John Neuhaus replied to this in First Things: It is the exaggeration that offends, and the self-pity that galls. Rod Dreher of National Review has played a prominent role in [Read More...]
More on the “Conservative Does not Equal Orthodox” Front Kevin Miller takes issue with NR’s endorsement of Bill Gates’ India AIDS Initiative. Gates, like most rich men, is all agog for the “Just Enough of Us, Way Too Much of You” theory of race relations with the Third World and urges condoms on those funny [Read More...]
Somebody below asked “How do you ‘practice atheism’?” Well, in the US, “practicing atheism” typically means sneering at Christianity, since this is the dominant religion. Lately, the sneers have been extended to Islam for understandable reasons. Judaism gets fewer sneers, since atheists are as sensitive to charges of anti-semitism as the rest of us and [Read More...]
In Requiem “But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people [Read More...]
For All Youse Folks in the Seattle Area The G. K. Chesterton Society Presents: “John Henry Newman and Victorian Religion” A Lecture by Edward Alexander, Ph.D., Department of English, University of Washington. Smith Hall Room 105 University of Washington Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 PM All attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments (pizza and pop) after [Read More...]
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