For the record… I once contributed an essay to Not By Scripture Alone which Bob Sungenis edited and which is a good compendium of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Catholic Critique of Sola Scriptura but May Never have Even Thought to Ask. But I completely and totally disassociate myself from this sort [Read More...]

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Niggardly! Niggardly! Niggardly! There. I said it. And if you are offended, then I am extremely happy, for you are a censorious Neanderthal who is too dumb to open a dictionary and find out the meaning and origin of the word and too wrapped up in your precious “sensitive feelings” to deal with reality. The [Read More...]

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How Not to Convince Me that War with Iraq is Unjust The argument “Hey! We made Saddam Hussein so we are hypocrites for wanting to destroy his regime” makes no sense to me. As Christopher Hitchens cogently argued last years against Lefty lunatics like Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, who idiotically opposed the war against [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29324.html

How to Not Convince Me that War with Iraq meets Just War criteria Several commenters down below have gone at it hammer and tongs and have gotten periodically diverted into arguing that the nuclear attacks on civilian populations in Japan were just. Ahem: Noncombatant Immunity: civilians may not be the object of direct attack, and [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29325.html

Hey! I just realized something! My Village Atheist was explaining to us rubes just the other day that the resemblance of Christ to various “pagan Christs” such as Osiris and Mithras is due entirely to the fact that Christianity borrowed motifs like death and resurrection and virgin birth from pagan mystery religions. It is not, [Read More...]

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The Quetzlcoatl Complaint Continues My reader continues… Apparently the concern is not with the outer doors, which depict Mary in various guises, but with the inner doors, which depict not only the “Southwest Indian Flying Serpent” (a form of Quetzalcoatl, I’m guessing), but a number of signs and symbols of pagan religion. You can see [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29327.html

Shocking Facts about Naked Mole Rats and discussion of Just War too, continue on HMS Blog! It turns out they aren’t all female and asexual (naked mole rats, not Just Warriors). And it turns out they have some strong reservations about war with Iraq (Just Warriors, not naked mole rats). [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29328.html

A Belgian-American writes: Since I’m not Native American in the PC sense of the term I can’t properly have a Native American animal spirit guide. But being almost entirely of Gaulish/Teutonic stock I feel entitled to a European vegetable guide to spirits. I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve managed a very satisfying relationship with [Read More...]

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More on the Quetzlcoatl Thang from a Serious and orthodox Catholic Convert [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29330.html

Michael Rose apparently threatens suit against Fr. Rob Johansen for criticizing Goodbye Good Men I’m really surprised by this, and deeply disappointed. In other news, the Crisis piece on GGM is online. Dunno if they’ll get the same letter. I’m sure we’ll hear about it if they do. [Read more...]

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The great thing about Homeschooling… is the field trips. To inaugurate our year, we are at the zoo today. Sadly, we will not be searching for Native American Animal Spirit Guides. By the way, Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo features a memorial to Jimi Hendrix (go here and scroll down to read about it), put there [Read More...]

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“65 per cent of Europeans said that the European Union should become a superpower similar to the US” Something to add to my oxymoron collection! “Jumbo Shrimp” “Profoundly Shallow” “Honest Clintonite” and now…. “Weenie Superpower” [Read more...]

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