Brie eaters do the pop psych smear of Christian missionaries to Islam Varenius does the take down. Fascinating how, as the hubbub finally dies down in the south end of Manhattan, the Christian haters uptown fall back into their mental ruts of talking as though the gravest danger facing the world right now is Evangelical [Read More...]

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Six Day Creationism and Gay Parenting If some six day creationist were to stage a protest against evolution and say, “We believe in the Bible and feel it’s a little sad that nature doesn’t support our six day creation hermaneutic. We demand changes in Nature to conform it to our reading of Scripture” they’d be [Read More...]

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I would like to borrow a cup of miles I have a US Airways dividend miles account which is 6000 miles short of what I need to get the last ticket for a family vacation this summer to Colorado. I have heaps and gobs of miles which will be credited to my account soon…. but [Read More...]

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Will those who protested JPII’s “moral idiocy” in opposing war in Iraq… …be protesting W’s moral idiocy in not launching a few well-placed cruise missiles in response to this plea? After all, if the *real* purpose of the war was to destroy tyranny, why should we not destroy other destroyable tyrannies? And if we refuse, [Read More...]

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Least Competent Criminals [Read more...]

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My Visual Media Recommendations Just updated ‘em. Check ‘em out. Buy a bunch of them! I get a few cents on the purchase, which will enable me to get The Two Towers DVD when it comes out. [Read more...]

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He Must Have *Really* Loved Juanita Broadderick What an amazingly incestuous bunch of slimeballs. And Morris doesn’t impress me for going back to work for the Big He. I hope his new Catholic faith is making a dent and not just affirming him in his okayness. There’s something demonic about the Clintons hold over people. [Read More...]

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All of the Above A reader asks: Question: who looks more absurd here – the Lutheran priest who doesn’t believe in God; the female bishop who wants to fire him but can’t; the government that is so secular it employs all the priests, including the atheistic ones; or the theology professor who thinks it’s refreshing [Read More...]

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Bp. Kelly of Louisville: The People’s Choice Some background on good Bp. Kelly is here. Resisting the impulse to dub him the “Louisville Sluggard” for his spectacularly negligent and costly oversight of his diocese, I wish to enlist none other than Rod Dreher, with whom I have had a long and friendly disagreement, concerning the [Read More...]

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Science! Researchers have identified a pattern in the molestation crisis afflicting the Roman Catholic Church: most of the victims are older boys. In other news, scientists have noticed a definite alternating light/dark pattern in the rhythm of day and night. Noting this trend [!], some high-ranking Catholics have concluded that many abusive clergy are gay, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27582.html

Sure hope this doesn’t suck The guy playing “Luther” looks awfully dewy and ‘N Syncish. He should be beefier, like Kenneth Branagh. I hope it’s a human portrayal, neither hagiography nor demonization. A fascinating, tragic, courageous, hateful, brilliant, deeply disturbed, intensely pious, tender, sentimental, sensitive, brutal, and (near the end of his life) quasi-deranged man. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27583.html

Horrid Red Things, Vitamin Theories, and Intelligent Design A reader gripes: [N]on-disprovable philosophies … such as “Intelligent design” only serve to make Christians look ignorant. I assure you that if the Catholic Church maintained such nonsense as articles of faith, no scientist with personal integrity could be Catholic. It would appear to me that the [Read More...]

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Dave Pawlak Asks a Question [Read more...]

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Feds Create Special Department to Ban Death and Repeal the Second Law of Thermodynamics or at any rate, they might as well do it, since they’ve created a department which promises to achieve the quixotic goal of making sure “we never become complacent again”. Someone in the Homeland Security Department needs to learn the meaning [Read More...]

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Pulitzer Takes Prompt Action Toward NY Times Journalist’s Fraud and Lies Jayson Blair was a piker compared to Walter Duranty and his apologias for Stalinist mass murder. The New York Times: The Journal with a Record [Read more...]

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Another step toward defending the culture of sexual depravity Toldja so. Show me a culture the despises virginity and I’ll show you a culture that despises children. In a few decades, the Church will be condemned for opposing what evil clergy are now condemned for doing. It’s almost inevitable. If any form of sexual license [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27588.html

I’m no Young Earth Creationist… …and I don’t have a problem with evolution playing some role in the creation of the human person. However, I do find it fascinating when little tidbits from science fly over the transom and dovetail so suggestively with the story in Genesis. The biggest dovetail in the last century was, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/06/27589.html

Baloney Anti-semitism is a problem in Europe and the Islamosphere. It’s not a problem here (except on Enlightened College Campuses[TM]). As one Jewish wit has said, “[American] Christians don’t wan’t to kill us. They want to marry us!” By the way, read the body of the text and then try to figure out how they [Read More...]

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Fascinating and Beautiful Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. [Read more...]

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Louisville Slugged for Big Bucks …and yet, there’s not enough money in the world that can pay for this evil. Blood of Christ, take away our sins! [Read more...]

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Tolkien’s Body Clocked at 9000 RPM [Read more...]

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