Janeane Garofalo Tries to be Leftist Ann Coulter, Fails She’s got the shrillness and cheap shots down, but is lacking in various other departments. It’ll take more a than a bottle of peroxide to fix the problem. It goes deeper than hair roots. [Read more...]

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Janeane Garofalo Tries to be Leftist Ann Coulter, Fails She’s got the shrillness and cheap shots down, but is lacking in various other departments. It’ll take more a than a bottle of peroxide to fix the problem. It goes deeper than hair roots. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26338.html

A conundrum Periodically I meet Christians who tell me that they believe in Once Saved Always Saved and that if you ask Jesus to be your personal Lord and savior then you can’t lose your salvation. They warn me darkly that the Catholic Church is a sinister system of works salvation and so forth. My [Read More...]

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Canada: Where You Can Learn a Lot of Junk at Taxpayer Expense A reader sends along the following: North Shore Continuing Education & Extension Services is a community service operated on a cost recovery basis by the North Vancouver School District and in cooperation with other agencies on the North Shore.” The key words here [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26342.html

Canada: Where You Can Learn a Lot of Junk at Taxpayer Expense A reader sends along the following: North Shore Continuing Education & Extension Services is a community service operated on a cost recovery basis by the North Vancouver School District and in cooperation with other agencies on the North Shore.” The key words here [Read More...]

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Cultured Despisers Without a Clue Seems to be the week to attack Bush’s faith. The Wieseltier piece is pretty stupid (Summary: “Bush believes in heaven. Can you imagine? What an unsophisticated maroon!”). But the real prizewinner is the GQ morph of Bush into the Sacred Heart. The sheer tonedeafness of this is hilarious to anybody [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26343.html

Pope Steve Jobs Thinks Different [Read more...]

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Women’s group fined for barring transsexual Here’s particularly tortured specimen of pomo deconstructionist heresy within heresy. A reader comments: This little item has so many layers of exquisite irony that I hardly know where to begin peeling it. A Canadian rape crisis center that claims to support “transsexual” rights has to pay damages for discriminating [Read More...]

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The Awesome Power of Science to Uncover Hitherto Unknown Facts [Read more...]

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Let this be a warning to all of you! I’ve always been puzzled by the Fundie notion that somebody in hell would earnestly *want* to receive Jesus and repent but that some cosmic “Game Over” buzzer has gone off which forbids Jesus from receiving a penitent merely because he’s dead. The only sensible take on [Read More...]

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Now’s your chance to speak (by proxy) with the bishops Greg Popcak is one of the people that’s been invited to the bishop’s confab organized by Deal Hudson (you know, the open and above-board one that’s not simply The Usual Suspects with the usual AmChurch blahblah). As the token ordinary schlep at the meeting, he [Read More...]

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Foaming Bronze Age Fanatics Commit Mass Murder, Somebody Else Gets Blame Spokesman Cluck Harris, a former host of a Muslim-themed radio talk show, said busloads of children and UN cubicle workers can fuel hate crimes. ‘If they don’t preach tolerance, they are preaching violence,’ Harris said.” Hey, if it works for gay thugs, why not [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26349.html

“The Gospel of John, a word-for-word adaptation starring Christopher Plummer, opens Sept. 26.” My prediction: it will stink big time. Only Evangelicals think “word for word” film adaptations of the gospel have to be good because, hey!, after all, it’s the word of God and since the word of God is useful for teaching, rebuking, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26350.html

Let’s Join Rome! Hardbitten Calvinist advocates making common cause with the Catholic Church in the culture war. The silver lining to the current gathering clouds. Oh, and there’s also this cheering encomium from another gung-ho Protestant. [Read more...]

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Your note about the approved details of that movie with the wicked screensaver are taking over the Internet I’ve gotten about 50 million versions of this same piece of virus-laden junkmail. [Read more...]

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The Biblical Authors Didn’t Know What They Were Talking About! Neither did any of the Council Father from any of the 21 Ecumenical Councils! Wanna know why? Cuz the Holy Spirit was behind all the enterprises and so was speaking mysteries and leading the Church in ways that the human beings involved could not guess. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26353.html

Che Guevara: He’s Dreamy “Nobody should care about an actor’s opinion on politics.” – James Caan “Just remember who shot Lincoln.” – Spencer Tracy [Read more...]

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Fr. Bryce Sibley Continues his Chronicle of the Odd [Read more...]

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Journalist Ruefully Ponders the Fate of Yet Another Endangered Species Once modern culture has nearly stamped out all but the most tepid expressions of Christian belief, it can afford to magnanimously wonder if the passage from the scene of this strange and dangerous breed is altogether a good thing. Perhaps, like the smallpox virus, a [Read More...]

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The Ticking Testosterone Bomb in China Stories like this remind us of the wonders that the Chinese One Child Policy will soon unleash on the world as a generation of young men with absolutely no hope of finding a mate (since they were all killed) seek for creative ways to express all that pent up [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/08/26357.html

Hey don’t blame us… …blame your murderous co-religionists that make such searches and privacy necessary. Deal with it. [Read more...]

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