The sort of pathetic dreck you’d expect from the Netherlands [Read more...]

Just to help increase my reader’s sense of moral paralysis… As I’ve mentioned, I’m conflicted about war, however, I plump for it in the end since I think it’s suicide to let Saddam stand astride the economic carotid artery of the world with nukes and I especially think that a region crawling with people who [Read More...]

Idjit with a keyboard works for Detroit Free Press! Feel free to write him with your opinion of the chemical activity that passes for “thought” in his cranial cavity. [Read more...]

More Good News Retired Bp. Paul Dudley is cleared of abuse charges. Everything I’ve heard about the guy is good. [Read more...]

Interesting comparison and contrast on the difference between actual obedience to the Tradition and mere slavery to Traditionalism And Then? cites two pieces she saw on the web recently. In the words of the parable of Jesus, “Which of the two sons did what his Father asked?” [Read more...]

Kevin Miller has a very interesting discussion of Just War Theory [Read more...]

Scarce today. Writing more Bible studies Just FYI. [Read more...]

Why don’t they administer the lie detector test *before* they panic a nation? The scariest thing about this war is that the government that brought you the NTSA is in charge of prosecuting it. [Read more...]

About How I Thought it Would Go JPII refuses to cheerlead for war, tells Iraq to be serious about compliance with 1441. Aziz insists he works for a harmless fuzzball. Smiles and pictures. Everybody goes home. [Read more...]

Interesting but unconvincing attempt to analyze Bush’s religious motivations I was as offput by his “power, power, wonder-working power” reference in the SOTU as I was by Bill Clinton’s promise of a “New Covenant”. But religious language has *always* suffused American political language. As to the rest, precisely what I’ve *not* seen in Bush’s approach [Read More...]

I’ve been thinking exactly the same thing Osama’s been dead for a year, but the mythmakers thought they could keep him alive via audiotape. However, the myth is wearing thin so, like bad screenwriters, they’re looking for a way to bring that plot thread to a close. “I know! Let’s have him martyr himself!” said [Read More...]

Okay. I’m wrong The Pope’s not a pacifist. Which makes his approach to the coming war all the more puzzling to me. I wish he’d return my phone calls. I mean, how busy could he be? [Read more...]