The only thing wilder than waking up to find God is throwing rocks at you from infinity… …is to discover that he did it in jest, not judgement. There’s some kind of deep meaning here, but I don’t know what it is. [Read more...]

In a word, yes. [Read more...]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Accepts Apology for Sack of Constantinople from Pope John Paul II Angry Orthodox and embittered Western Reactionary Dissenters agree to ecumenical exchange of reasons to despise their respective patriarchs for failing to hold an eternal grudge. “How good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell together in unity,” declared Orthodoxy Against [Read More...]

Bush turned to Tenet. “I’ve been told all this intelligence about having WMD and this is the best we’ve got?” Sullivan is demanding Tenet be fired. I’m down with that. But, uh, the fact remains that it was not Mr. Tenet who decided to go to war based on this intelligence. And if the Woodward [Read More...]

Cardinal Mahony Singled out for Extra-Special Notice by the National Review Board The Great Man and his vaunted Voice of Reform get the accolades he so richly deserves. How long, O Lord? [Read more...]

“And the life of an unbeliever has no value. It has no sanctity.” Nice to know where I stand. [Read more...]

African Anglicans Adopt Petrine Approach to ECUSA But Peter said to him, “Your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money! 21 You have neither part nor lot in this matter, for your heart is not right before God. 22 Repent therefore of this wickedness of yours, [Read More...]

Who is Israel? Evangelical Theology at the Service of Politics Interesting theological analysis of some of the odd glitches in Evangelical theology when it comes to the place of the State of Israel in the Great Cosmic Drama. I regard Israel, like all sovereign secular states, as having the same basic place at the table [Read More...]

Two headlines for Catholics Undecided about Whether its more important to be dogmatically conservative or merely Catholic Advocate of Human Life and Dignity Defends Human Life and makes Common Sense Point that the Death Penalty Will not Stop Terrorism Doddering Old Fool Meddles in Realpolitik Affairs and Injects Pollyanna Pleas for Mercy into Discussions of [Read More...]

Dave Palm complains in a comment box below You can read the whole thread here, but I want to respond just to this (he’s quoting me at the start): ** This is *my* blog. The point here is for you guys to have some substantive interaction with *my* position. . . . My whole point [Read More...]