More on the “Conservative Does not Equal Orthodox” Front Kevin Miller takes issue with NR’s endorsement of Bill Gates’ India AIDS Initiative. Gates, like most rich men, is all agog for the “Just Enough of Us, Way Too Much of You” theory of race relations with the Third World and urges condoms on those funny [Read More...]

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Somebody below asked “How do you ‘practice atheism’?” Well, in the US, “practicing atheism” typically means sneering at Christianity, since this is the dominant religion. Lately, the sneers have been extended to Islam for understandable reasons. Judaism gets fewer sneers, since atheists are as sensitive to charges of anti-semitism as the rest of us and [Read More...]

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In Requiem “But I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child – a direct killing of the innocent child – murder by the mother herself. And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people [Read More...]

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For All Youse Folks in the Seattle Area The G. K. Chesterton Society Presents: “John Henry Newman and Victorian Religion” A Lecture by Edward Alexander, Ph.D., Department of English, University of Washington. Smith Hall Room 105 University of Washington Wednesday, January 29, 7:30 PM All attendees are invited to enjoy refreshments (pizza and pop) after [Read More...]

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As the world stood on the brink of war, one man took a stand for the thing that really matters! Robert Sungenis, Champion of Geocentrism, Fights Back Against the Forces that Seek to Plunge the World into the Darkness of Heliocentrism The hilarious part is that the article right next to this on their front [Read More...]

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Have I mentioned to you Midwesterners and Easterners that we were gardening just the other day? Gosh! It’s like spring here in the Great Pacific Northwest! Beautiful! Oh, sure, a bit drizzly today. But gee whiz it’s so warm! Warm, warm, warm! Yessirree bob. A green and pleasant land, Seattle! So unlike… well, where you [Read More...]

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From the Wacky Archdiocese that brings you: Blessings for Threesomes Wiccan associates of Holy Name Sisters The most Unchurched State in the Union It’s Director Wingnut and “Movement of the spirit! [sic] Satyagraha!” Gee! What a surprise, no mention of the 30th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. [Read more...]

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Kevin Miller smells a rat Not hard to do when Al Sharpton’s in the room. Padre, it takes a helluva bogeyman to destroy the World Trade Center. [Read more...]

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Everything in the Gay Community is Juuuuuust Fine I’m sure 25% of every population group deliberately seeks to be infected with AIDS. What could be a better barometer of the spiritual health of a community than a fond desire for a lingering horrible death? The “actual moment of transmission” is “the most erotic thing [he] [Read More...]

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Hitler should have just called Kristallnacht “performance art” …then it would be okay. [Read more...]

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More on the “Conservative Does not Equal Orthodox” Front A reader writes: Here’s some news from England: Mobile phone companies are turning to soft porn in a bid to recoup the billions they have splashed out on third generation licenses. I write this not to mindlessly bash corporations, but actually as a way of bolstering [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/01/28400.html

“Conservative” does not equal “Orthodox” G.K. Chesterton once remarked that the opposite of “funny” is not “serious.” The opposite of “funny” is “not funny”. You can be serious and funny, or serious and not funny. Similarly, you can be “conservative” and unorthodox. Bernard Law proved this. He was, by anybody’s lights, a conservative sort. But [Read More...]

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Suit Charges Seminary With Pro-Gay Teachings Anybody know anything about this place? Hard to tell from the article what the merits of the suit are. I suspect a court is going to be loath to get too involved in the niceties of this quarrel. It isn’t until crime is committed that Caesar gets involved. It’s [Read More...]

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Something Peculiarly American About This [Read more...]

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Paul Thigpen writes: Dear Catholic friends and bloggers: Hope all of you are having a wonderful new year. I have a favor to ask of you, and I’ll certainly understand if you can’t grant it. The Holy Father recently declared a Year of the Rosary, and he is asking us to rediscover this wonderful prayer. [Read More...]

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Oooooo-kay. Liberal racism spoofed as only the internet can. [Read more...]

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Why is this guy and his cronies being asked to leave Britain? Why are they not being captured as prisoners of war? By the way, could they have found somebody from Central Casting who more obviously screamed, “I AM EVIL!” just with his looks? [Read more...]

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In the Grand Tradition of the R-Rated Catholic Blog Justin Katz gives you “Sex and the Whoa Moment“ [Read more...]

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Amazing how the Internet Works A reader sez: I saw the Reisman story that you referenced in the “Cloud No Bigger Than A Man’s Hand“, and sent it off to some survivor activists. Then I visited the comment box, saw the link to the “Sirman” story, and sent THAT rebuttal of Reisman’s charges to the [Read More...]

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Hitchens has Advice for Conservatives The last respectable Lefty. [Read more...]

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A.N.S.W.E.R does its best to make the anti-war movement absolutely abhorrent to normal healthy people You see, when I look for decent arguments against the war, I primarily see this stuff as the answer. Most unpersuasive, yet ANSWER is not a fringe freak show, ANSWER is the *organizer* and guiding light of the anti-war poltroon [Read More...]

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