Scratch an atheist, find a fundamentalist Instapundit links this little grenade with approval. Well! So that little misunderstanding is cleared up! Raelians are absolutely no different than Christians. Mencken was right. Faith is the irrational belief in the impossible. Next. Of course, there *is* the nagging fact that most Christians don’t believe in six day [Read More...]

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Workload increasing and blogging decreasing. Just so’s you’ll know. [Read more...]

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Anybody ever read Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Stories? Wonderfully off-kilter stuff. Not quite a poem and not quite a children’s story. Nothing else like ‘em. [Read more...]

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“Cut” An interesting short story on the misery unleashed on the world by the notion that we are free to do whatever we like rather than free to pursue the good. “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did what was right in his own eyes.” – Judges 21-25 [Read more...]

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Reason #1231098381 That Communism is Doomed [Read more...]

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David Mills on why Libertarianism So Often Makes People Moral Idiots Scroll down to “Sex in Middle America”. I was thinking the same thing the other day when some talk radio guy was urging that we have unrestricted gambling here in Seattle since we already have lotteries, etc. In short, we’re already preying on stupid [Read More...]

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Another Contender in the Hotly Contested “Worst Still-Serving Bishop” Throws His Hat into the Ring And the nominee is…. Bp. Robert Banks of Green Bay, Wisconsin (and Law’s No. 2 guy in the last half of the 80s), for this fabulous quote: Asked why he did not alert parishioners who might have put children in [Read More...]

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By the way, Rod Your article lends more weight to my belief that the Pope’s theology of the cross is not *just* being applied to bishops, in forcing them to remain in office and endure the scorn they so richly deserve. To people who complain “But it makes the rest of the Church bear the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/01/28465.html

Hey! You! You still have a TV in your house! Read this and tell me again why that is. TV is a device designed to get you to buy cars, beer and shampoo and to destroy your local cultures with a sense of shame and inferiority over not being as degenerate as New York and [Read More...]

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Interesting Exchange Got a letter re: my recent piece on Catholic Exchange: Dake and Unger Vs. Jesus. A reader wrote, in part: I, however, understand (misunderstand perhaps?) the Lazarus parable slightly differently and am curious as to what you think of this: I have come to think of the Rich man and Lazarus story more [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/01/28467.html

Another evocative headline I liked “Lewis was tough, but with a heart as big as all outdoors. He remembered his own hardscrabble youth in Texas and vowed that the poor armadillos he grew up with would have a fighting chance at the American Dream if he could have any say in the matter. He started [Read More...]

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Stockholm Syndrome Victims Still Identifying with Captors, Regard Roman Rescuers as Enemy Repeat after me, O Confused Liberal Revolutionary: “We got where we are by *ignoring the Church’s traditional teaching on chastity and orthodoxy. We will get out of this mess by *returning* to the Church’s traditional teaching on chastity and orthodoxy. It was Cutting [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/01/28469.html

Frogs I went to the movies with my son Luke and his sweetie (and Spencer, our fifth son/nee next door neighbor kid who’s pretty much part of the fambly). Star Trek. Fun if you are fond of the series, which I am. Anyway, we took Renee (the sweetie) home and stopped at the little EZ [Read More...]

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New blog! [Read more...]

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Catholic Light Helps St. Blog’s Family Therapist Understand What Gender is For I knew there was trouble ever since Greg met me at the door in that French maid outfit. He blushed, muttered something about “modeling servant kingship for my adoring wife” and hurried upstairs to change. The rest of my visit was uneventful, but [Read More...]

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Pope reiterates classic Just War teaching. Everybody wonders what he might possibly mean by it Come with me, gentle reader, as we attempt to unravel the web of secrecy and mystery that surround the inmost workings of that impregnable Citadel of the Incomprehensible: the Vatican! The Catholic Faith has, among its other points of Just [Read More...]

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Based on my comments box stats… I oppose the death penalty for bad Catholic educators! Especially if they don’t like Tolkien, consecrate Russia, or have not read Ecumenical Jihad with Mark Cameron. There! That should increase my site traffic! [Read more...]

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Justin Katz liked “Signs” too [Read more...]

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Another argument for Home Schooling Why waste time arguing with these bean counters? Help build up the homeschool network and make it into the parallel (and state-independent) force for good that it is. Jesus was home-schooled you know. [Read more...]

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“Why didn’t we learn, well, Catholicism?” A son of the 70′s AmChurch educational establishment laments his impoverishment. The happy thing is: a *ton* of extremely solid catechetical, evangelistic and apologetic material has been produced in the past 15 years of so. For my own horror stories of attempts at RCIA in the mid 80s, of [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/01/28477.html

Ted Turner Torn Between Bid for Senate Majority Leader, Messiah “I’m over-qualified for both roles,” said Turner, “but the little people need me.” [Read more...]

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