Godwin’s Law One rule of Internet discourse is Godwin’s Law which states (as a rule of thumb, not an inflexible edict from Sinai) that when one party is reduced to comparing the other party to Hitler, Nazis or Nazi sympathizers, they have nothing intelligent to say. This is a rule of thumb, not an iron [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29219.html

Seven people were butchered at a Christian Charity in Pakistan by spokespersons for the Religion of Peace Oh, and Fox aired some unkind (but not altogether untrue–Mohammed *was* a killer. He was a General, after all) opinions about the Religion of Peace. Guess which news item upsets CAIR? Guess which news item is not even [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29220.html

One of my readers… who is still suffering from “failure to grasp the concept” when it comes to my earlier remarks about comporting yourself like a guest in my living room if you are going to use my comments boxes writes with warm Christian charity concerning this blog: great post, shea. boy, you really stuck [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29221.html

A reader writes: Help me here. What do you do (how do you call yourself) when you can’t support the Pope’s own support of Arafat? It’s the same with about the pending war with Iraq; referring to the recent statement put out by the president of the American bishops. The questions are right. The catechism [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29222.html

Scam artists for the brow-furrowed wine-and-cheese-eating chattering classes are suing each other Brainless intelligentsia think this stuff matters. But as C.S. Lewis noted long ago in the Pilgrim’s Regress, the Clevers are all wage slaves to Mr. Mammon. The only truly avante garde people in our culture are orthodox Christians who live what they believe. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29223.html

This reminds me of Oliver Jensen, one of the editors of the old American Heritage Magazine, who once wrote a parody of how Eisenhower might have written the Gettysburg Address, the first sentence of which ran: “I haven’t checked these figures, but 87 years ago, I think it was, a number of individuals organized a [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29225.html

This reminds me of Oliver Jensen, one of the editors of the old American Heritage Magazine, who once wrote a parody of how Eisenhower might have written the Gettysburg Address, the first sentence of which ran: “I haven’t checked these figures, but 87 years ago, I think it was, a number of individuals organized a [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29224.html

The Divine Miss Em showed me this, um, Curious site [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29226.html

If you like this… You should get the rest of the book, featuring essays from folks like Rod Dreher, Fr. Joseph Wilson, Greg Popcak, Kristine Franklin and a whole bunch more. Go here if you wanna get Shaken by Scandals from me with a John Hancock on it. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29228.html

If you like this… You should get the rest of the book, featuring essays from folks like Rod Dreher, Fr. Joseph Wilson, Greg Popcak, Kristine Franklin and a whole bunch more. Go here if you wanna get Shaken by Scandals from me with a John Hancock on it. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29227.html

CAI continues to twist itself into pretzels to defend the indefensible Missing in the endless wads of verbiage are the words “We apologize for saying that Judaism teaches Jews can rape infants. We apologize for cutting and pasting a Nazi screed about Roosevelt’s Jewish blood (!) and then defending that screed. We apologize for repeating [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29229.html

Mr. Anonymous bravely confronts John Mallon Gotta hand it to those courageous kvetchers who won’t sign their name to what they write. They have imaginations greater than Tolkien’s. They seem to have seriously convinced themselves that the same ecclesiats who were too timid to deal with Paul Shanley for years are going to surround their [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29231.html

Mr. Anonymous bravely confronts John Mallon Gotta hand it to those courageous kvetchers who won’t sign their name to what they write. They have imaginations greater than Tolkien’s. They seem to have seriously convinced themselves that the same ecclesiats who were too timid to deal with Paul Shanley for years are going to surround their [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29230.html

A reader writes concerning the “Trolling Trolling” blog below During my tenure in the Dominican Republic, there were several former Catholics who worked at the school. Criticism of the RC was frequent and vehement. That is, until our Director, raised I believe Nazarene, made the following statement regarding this criticism: “Far be it from me [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29233.html

A reader writes concerning the “Trolling Trolling” blog below During my tenure in the Dominican Republic, there were several former Catholics who worked at the school. Criticism of the RC was frequent and vehement. That is, until our Director, raised I believe Nazarene, made the following statement regarding this criticism: “Far be it from me [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29232.html

Decisions, decisions I’m writing the January 2003 issue of My Daily Visitor and they asked for an author blurb. Which one do you prefer? Mark Shea was raised by wolves after his interstellar craft crash-landed in the 5th Century BC in what would become Northern Alberta, Canada. Able to assume a human appearance at will, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29235.html

Decisions, decisions I’m writing the January 2003 issue of My Daily Visitor and they asked for an author blurb. Which one do you prefer? Mark Shea was raised by wolves after his interstellar craft crash-landed in the 5th Century BC in what would become Northern Alberta, Canada. Able to assume a human appearance at will, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29234.html

Sherry Weddell of the magnificent St Catherine of Siena Institute has a question The Siena Institute, for them what don’t know, is a terrific apostolate dedicated to helping lay Catholics discern their charisms so that they can live out their vocation in the New Evangelization. If you haven’t had them to your parish for a [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29237.html

Sherry Weddell of the magnificent St Catherine of Siena Institute has a question The Siena Institute, for them what don’t know, is a terrific apostolate dedicated to helping lay Catholics discern their charisms so that they can live out their vocation in the New Evangelization. If you haven’t had them to your parish for a [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29236.html

The very droll Fr. George Rutler on Catholics: Britain’s largest minority “A man who does not accept the Faith writes himself down as suburban.” Nice quote. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29239.html

The very droll Fr. George Rutler on Catholics: Britain’s largest minority “A man who does not accept the Faith writes himself down as suburban.” Nice quote. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/09/29238.html


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