Slate suggests that Jesus was not the only Jew involved in the Crucifixion Saying that Jewish authorities in Jerusalem and many contemporary Jews were hostile to Jesus and the apostles is not saying, “All Jews everywhere are guilty of the death of Christ.” It’s making an obvious historical observation. It would be nice to blame [Read More...]

The Frank and Open Worship of Mammon The avarice is so naked it’s almost refreshing in it’s honesty. Of course, since the guy’s a *black* whore for money you can’t call him a disgusting traitor to the gospel. That would be to treat a leader in the black community as an adult and not an [Read More...]

Canadian Brownshirts Celebrate Triumph of the Will Coming soon: Bible as “Hate Literature” I suspect the day may well come when gays are as beloved in Canada and the US as Roundheads were in England after a decade of Cromwell. They are the Power of Tomorrow. The trick will be for them to be the [Read More...]

SCIENCE! Enriching your world. [Read more...]

Hans Blix Indulges in a Quiet Bit of Schadenfreude Unspoken subtext of the interview: don’t appeal to the authority of UN 1441 if you then ignore the UN when it says “Stick with the process”. My philosophy: Either abandon or belong to the UN. Don’t try to do both. Same goes for appeals about the [Read More...]

Literary Advice for Madonna from a Pro [Read more...]

Gay Brownshirts on the March! Crushing free speech because their Cause is Strong Just! [Read more...]

A reader, thwarted by Haloscan’s current conniptions, writes concerning Intelligent Design: The scientific method attempts to find naturalistic explanations for things. We don’t expect scientists to say, “This is where Thor steps in and works his magic.” Thor may indeed work magic, but that’s not a scientific explanation. So we have to distinguish between naturalism [Read More...]

Write your own punchline [Read more...]

In a time of crisis, Our Leaders can always be trusted to focus on the Big Issues [Read more...]

The phaomnneil pweor of the hmuan mnid A reader sends this along: Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are wirettn, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteers be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses [Read More...]

Plucky Rebel Alliance Approaches Death Star [Read more...]

Technology: Making it Easier for Large Anonymous Entities to Keep Tabs on You [Read more...]

A reader writes: I, too, initially supported the war, but became more and more skeptical as things progressed (or regressed) in Iraq. While not surprising to me, the below statement by V.P. Cheney is still shocking. “Meet the Press” host Tim Russert gave Cheney a chance to clarify his prewar statement in a return appearance [Read More...]

I don’t get the hostility to Intelligent Design Years ago, I went to the Seattle Aquarium with my nephew to see the Coconut Crab exhibit. The Coconut Crab begins life in the ocean like all crabs–as a bit of plankton. After several molts, but without a lot of parental nurture, it crawls up on shore [Read More...]

More Priest Heros A reader sez: My Spiritual Director, Fr. Robert Levis is a great priest and spiritual father. He took on my poor case and promises to hound me from Heaven if necessary to be sure that I become a saint. He is very strictly orthodox and gives a Latin Mass once a week [Read More...]

As part of my ongoing quest for sainthood… I present to you, O Devoted Reader, this handy link by which you can disable Windows Messenger and kill those stupid pop-up messages urging you to grow certain parts of your anatomy and blackmailing you with the demand to go to “ENDADS” if you ever want these [Read More...]

My Latest on Catholic Exchange [Read more...]

Teen Girl Squad Bible! I’m doing a topical study on whether Mary Magdalene was Cheerleader, Whatsherface, So and So, or the Ugly One. [Read more...]

The Usual Homily The delightful Fr. Phil Bloom synthesizes all the pablum you’ve ever heard dribble from a homilist’s mouth into one gigantic AmChurch cliche. For some samples of what *real* homilies should be, surf around elsewhere on his excellent site. [Read more...]

Steve Taylor on Art vs. Ministry This is an article that tends to resonate more for Evangelicals than for Catholics. However, as more and more lay Catholics begin to see themselves as lay apostles and not merely as recipients of the ministrations of the ordained, Taylor may well be of service to them. [Read more...]