Applying JEPD Theory to the Lord of the Rings One standard staple of biblical criticism for the past century has been the theory that the Old Testament isn’t composed of “books” that somebody “wrote” but is instead a pastische of “sources” that religio political factions “assembled”. If you find yourself thinking “Only an academic–and a [Read More...]

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Hey! I’m coming to New Zealand! April 25-27, I’ll be speaking at a Eucharistic Convention in Auckland. Now I don’t get Down Under too often, so this is a good shot at having me hop the Pond to Australia while I’m there, as well as going to other place in EnZed. If any of my [Read More...]

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Anglicans Continue Their Death March Toward Unitarianism Someday, when the Dark Ages return, Anglican hordes can go around burning question marks at mass rallies and giving long sermons in which the speaker can’t recall what his point was. Imagine a nation of yobs at soccer matches, listening to John Shelby Spong homilies over the loudspeakers [Read More...]

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It’s sooooo true to life [Read more...]

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I’m outta here for the weekend! However, you may continue the Coronation Jubilation on through Twelfth Night. Blogging will be light over the Holiday. There’s more important things than cyberspace. Have a glorious fourth Sunday of Advent! [Read more...]

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Mark Cameron argues with lots of people, including me [Read more...]

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A reader writes: I haven’t seen this blogged anywhere, but there’s a disturbing trend in the bioethics discussion: Secular scientists are trying to draw a line between human embyos and humanity – claiming that when they do cloning for research they are not doing human experimentation: From the AP “Last week the new institute’s director, [Read More...]

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Another argument for the elimination of the British cultural elite [Read more...]

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Lott Steps Down. Much Rejoicing I wonder if Murray is going to resign from anything. I wonder if they will remove sharp objects from her office. I wonder how she got to be Senator. But in the land of opportunity that made Trent Lott Senate Majority Leader, all things are possible for the stupidest among [Read More...]

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Exhibit A in Your Sovereign Lord’s Growing Case for the Glory of Monarchy We want you all to know that with Our ascension to the throne of Charlemagne, the Congress is dissolved and We do forthwith order that Patty Murray be sent to build roads in Afghanistan. Senator Murray (who was Our senator until We [Read More...]

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A Kindred Spirit for Bob Sungenis! [Read more...]

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More Stockholm Syndrome Andrew Bushell manages to recommend as a solution exactly the thinking that caused all the problems: bishops should think of themselves as CEOs, not bishops. Bishops should begin thinking of the church as business and not family. Memo to Andrew: Bishops did that. The problem was, the business they thought the Church [Read More...]

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A Coronation Ode for this Festive Day, Meditating on the theme Sic Transit Gloria Mundi The tusks that clashed in mighty brawls of mastodons, are billiard balls. The sword of Charlemagne the Just Is ferric oxide, known as rust. The grizzly bear whose potent hug Was feared by all, is now a rug. Great Caesar’s [Read More...]

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A reader sends along the following: The following letter to the editor appeared in the Dec. 18 issue of The Long Island Catholic, the newspaper of the Diocese of Rockville Centre: Editor: As headlines and columns (by Jimmy Breslin in particu- lar) in Newsday continue to imply that Bishop Murphy was signifi- cantly involved in [Read More...]

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Meanwhile, there’s a shortage of mosques in France However, this is nothing to the absolute and total absence of churches in that sunny land of friendship, Saudi Arabia. Sooner or later, if we are serious about the War on Terror, the real “regime change” that has to happen will take place in the House of [Read More...]

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While PBS is docilely forwarding the Jihad The BBC is dutifully dissing the Blessed Virgin. The post-Christian Left is in the thrall of demons. There’s no explanation for such looniness except that found in Ephesians 6:12. I wonder how long before the post-Christian Right goes mad too. Supreme irony alert: the BBC only tempers its [Read More...]

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Even the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem is figuring out the Arafat is a murderous thug who does his people no good Still had to get swipes in at Israel, but he can be taught. [Read more...]

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Microsoft Error Message Haiku Somebody sent me these: Your file was so big. It might be very useful. But now it is gone. The Web site you seek Cannot be located, but Countless more exist. Chaos reigns within. Reflect, repent, and reboot. Order shall return. Program aborting: Close all that you have worked on. You [Read More...]

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Fun for the whole family! Bring the kids and let them play till they’re all pooped out. [Read more...]

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Hmmm… First cruise ships, now this. I wonder if the cruise ships were a test for something. [Read more...]

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My Coronation Uniform Black and white photography is so much starker than color. I think it highlights my Majesty more, don’t you? I do hope all you dear little people can come to the festivities. [Read more...]

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