Just a reminder I know this drives the Lidless Eye types crazy (which, of course, makes it all the more attractive to me to post), but it should be noted that the Church’s basic posture toward Islam is this: Lumen Gentium, Chapter II, 16. Finally, those who have not yet received the Gospel are related [Read More...]

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This guy gets his mighty mighty organ to the tune of $$$Gazillion This poor old lady gets the shaft. Don’t tell me: Somewhere in their vision statement it says something like, “We, the People of God in the Palm Beach diocese are dedicated to singing a world of justice and peace. With the help of [Read More...]

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Your stories of the supernatural Speaking of which, why not use the comments box below to give me your stories of encounters with the supernatural. I expect most people have something in their past. When I get a chance, I’ll tell you about the girl who was miraculously healed of third degree burns over 90% [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28985.html

The Atheist as True Believer Down below, Rod commented over the weekend on a rather creepy incident which took place when he was a young sprout in boarding school. Curiously, Jody (who, you recall, chose to become an atheist based on the mental processes of the teenager who happened to be himself), writes in response, [Read More...]

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Why I speak of Radical Islam and not Islam One of my readers writes: “Moslems are devils and they can be all lumped.” Um, no they aren’t and no they can’t. To say otherwise is to directly reject the clear teaching of Scripture, Tradition and Magisterium. It is, in short, to be a very bad [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28987.html

Technology for the 50% of the population with IQs below average Why yes! I’d love to be part of this sinister Orwellian rush to be a cog in the Servile State! The most important thing to me is to not be left out! [Read more...]

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Siege Weaponry for the Home Heard an interview with this guy on Rewind. In case you were wondering what to get me for Christmas. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28989.html

I’ve arrived! Somebody’s started a blog devoted to attacking me. It’s like having my own personal Nihil Obstat. More proof that Americans have far too much time on their hands. I do like the Flame Warriors illustration though. “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde Update: [Read More...]

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Radical Islam Delenda Est The leader was a Wahabi, of course. And hostages were released, not on the basis of whether they supported the Chechens, but on the basis of whether they were Muslim. I wonder what sort of outrage will convince the French. Blowing up the Eiffel Tower? [Read more...]

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Speaking of the occult… One of my readers expressed the common notion that occult activity is bad because it’s not real (in short, it’s all just human fakery). However, Rod Dreher, in the comment on the HellCo article just below, demonstrates that this judgment may be premature at times. For my own take on the [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28992.html

Ummmm, okay [Read more...]

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HellCo’s Corporate Propaganda A bit of whimsy for the season. Bet you never thought of a Ouija board as a demonstration of sacramentality before, didja? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28994.html

A ways back… Eve Tushnet shepherded a symposium for Crisis Magazine called “Christianity from the Outside” featuring various perspectives on the Faith from a bunch of different non-Christians. It was an interesting piece. One of the contributors was Christopher Hitchens, for whom I have warm respect and with whom I disagree completely when it comes [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28995.html

Which one are you? I think I tend uncomfortably toward “tireless rebutter” sometimes. But then, the heart is desperately wicked and past understanding. Who can know it? You guys may have a very different diagnosis of me. If so, do me a favor and send obsequious flattery instead. “Human beings cannot bear too much reality.” [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28996.html

May God grant mercy and peace to the Wellstone family. [Read more...]

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Lotsa Shea chatter over at HMS blog Blogger was down today (grrrrrr) so I posted a bunch of stuff over there. [Read more...]

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And now a question for y’all to argue about so I can do other work for a while: Should you pray for Hitler’s or Osama bin Laden’s soul? I say, “Yes, of course.” Discuss. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/28999.html

A reader sez… Here’s another doctrine accepted by all Protestants that can’t be found in the Bible: Jesus wasn’t married. There is no doctrine in the world accepted by all Protestants, except perhaps, “God exists.” The basic Protestant reply to your comment is “It doesn’t say Jesus *was* married in Scripture, so saying he was [Read More...]

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A reader notices… A headline on the Dallas Morning News website reads “Two men arrested in sniper case” Evidently, for the DMN, a 17-year-old is a “man” when he murders people in cold blood, but a “child” when a priest has sexual contact with him. Language is a funny thing. Indeed. (Though, of course, the [Read More...]

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Ummmm. Okay. Now the troubling question is… What if, the next time, it’s not an angry psychotic with delusions of Godhood dropping tons of clues and practically taking the cops by the hand to help them find him, but an al-Quaeda operative who doesn’t want to be caught? [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/29002.html

Viking Oatmeal My son Sean (5) is on a Viking kick. We got “The Vikings” (starring Kirk Douglas and Tony “Yonda is my Fadduh’s castle” Curtis in this late 50s potboiler). It was a baaaaad film, but Sean was transported. It had swords and long boats with dragon’s heads, and battles, and great roaring feasts [Read More...]

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