I’m also a fun speaker A reader has the right idea: I’ve got a speakers bureau down here in Lafayette that might want to get you down. I am going to send the guy your information and we’ll see what we can do. I’m very grateful to those of you who have responded to the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25822.html

Out with the old pieties in with the new. Colin Powell forgets himself, then hastily observes the new pieties. Not that he said anything untrue in describing the US as–overwhelmingly, I might add–a Judeo-Christian nation… for now. However, in speaking the truth, he offended against the pieties of Ruling Classes in this nation of Indians [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25823.html

Watched a *much* better version of Dune last night A couple months ago, I saw the stupefyingly expositional version with Kyle “Twin Peaks, The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas” McLachlan. Guy’s a Husky alum, so school loyalties compelled me to try, but man was it lousy. I gave up halfway through. But this more recent version [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25824.html

A reader writes: I am extremely annoyed by this paragraph from the linked article: Anne Karpf, a commentator for the British-based Guardian who bills herself as a “medical sociologist,” says the photos are “deeply disquieting” and ridicules the anti-abortion lobby for being “intoxicated with evidence of a fetus’ humanity.” (God forbid this cold woman ever [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25825.html

Wesley Clark I’m fascinated with the way American politics gives the illusion of being “of the people”. Last week, Rush Limbaugh was complaining (rightly enough) that Wesley Clark is a candidate nobody really wanted until the Clintonoids and Terry McAuliffe anointed him. Suddenly, without warning, he’s been declared the “frontrunner” and you have to ask [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25826.html

Why Christians Have to Get Their Act Together This technology is coming like a turbo steamroller. Catholics have to get their act together to help stem of the tide of the urge to reduce human beings to artifacts in the quest for ego-gratification, grant money, power and a name in the history books. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25827.html

Blogger is apparently being twitchy today Sorry for the slow loading time. [Read more...]

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Check out Godspy Nifty new webzine! See Jack Smith’s moving piece Encountering the Scourged Christ [Read more...]

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D’ja ever notice that, if you only got your news from secular media… you’d think the Vatican was constantly “cracking down” on this and that? It’s like buses. They’re forever “plunging”. Orthodox people are always “rigidly” so. Anybody advocating the latest freakish departure from sanity, health, and common sense is “controversial”. And Bush lacks “gravitas”. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25830.html

Rabbi Daniel Lapin on the Passion or, “Why the professional handwringing from the ADL, the NY Times and other Usual Suspects sounds so French.” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25831.html

Good Morning! It’s Day 2 of the Quarterly Catholic and Enjoying It! Pledge Week This is the one week each quarter where I ask for some small remuneration for my efforts to provide you with the sort of Catholic content, newsiness, fun, and so forth that is this blog. I’ll be honest. We (that is, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25832.html

Interesting thread over at Amy’s One of the readers over there is arguing that the condemnation of Jesus was “ALL about collaboration, and not even a little about Jewish theology.” The argument appears to be that the “anti-Judaic” New Testament authors blamed the Jews for the rejection of Jesus because they didn’t dare blame the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25833.html

Portly Porkers Protest Promotion Problems Look, I’m as fat as any of these people (300 lbs. +) and I find the idea of a “National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance” a laugh-milk-out-the-nose idea. I’m fat. With that comes the fact that people look at you with that, “Man, he’s fat!” look on their face. Kids [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25834.html

Orwell’s Metaphor for the Middle Class [Read more...]

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Anti-religious Brownshirts on the March! I think somebody should fry their circuits by handing out condoms with Bible verses on them. “Command or forbid? Command or forbid? Norman! Coordinate!” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25836.html

A reader tells me “It can’t be so bad if the Vatican is open to joining.” If I’m walking down a street late at night and hear a rock whistle past my ear and feel a stick hit me in the back, and I turn around to discover a small gang of young men armed [Read More...]

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Times Against Humanity has Some Strong Words [Read more...]

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Well, that’s one way of doing Purgatory Curious that the video footage skips right at the crucial moment. I guess that proves ghosts know how to do trick photography. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25839.html

Sleep well… [Read more...]

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Martin Sheen Campaigns for Prime Minister of North Wing [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/09/25841.html

Research Proves Water to Be Wet, Sky to be Blue and Sun to Be Bright and Shiny [Read more...]

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