Light blogging today Got a book to edit. To distract you from my dereliction of duty, here’s a question for you to chew on: Which is more important: ordinary things or extraordinary things? Be sure to define what you mean by each. And give reasons for your replies. If you don’t like that one, try [Read More...]

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I’m having an idea! Halloween is so negative and so full of dark stuff out of the Dark Ages. A typical example of the medieval Catholic Church embracing paganism. On the other hand, the culture is so imbued with Halloween stuff that kids resent being barred from participating in any way. Maybe it can be [Read More...]

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The pus continues to drain I hope the infection heals too. Come Holy Spirit. [Read more...]

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A reader comments I’m a youth minister that can think of better things to do w/ pantyhose than this stupid, demeaning sort of ‘icebreaker’. Like cover my 43 yo gams. Am I the only one that is wondering what reason and logic leads folks to ‘retreat’ first through eighth graders together in the first place? [Read More...]

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Why did Falwell apologize to barbarians when they proved his point by their behavior? [Read more...]

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Interesting poem by Andy Tardiff Fish The good Lord called his people sheep, But fish are just as hard to keep. Fish! fish! Beware, beware, The room is dry And full of air. A sheep with legs could follow him, But fish with fins can only swim. The tank! the tank! Beware, beware, It sits [Read More...]

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Man! The Left is bleeding to death Dan Savage, you may recall, was the guy who went around licking doorknobs at a Republican campaign headquarters when he had the flu, so as to engage in a little low level biological warfare against the Right. Now he’s, er, savaging the anti-war Left. Boy is the Left [Read More...]

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Okay, One Last CAI Thing But only cuz I’m trying to be fair. CAI has pulled the dumb attack on the Luminous Mysteries I mentioned below here and here. No word on whether it’s being dumped completely or whether it’s just being updated to take out some of the most egregious language about the theology [Read More...]

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Why do I get the feeling that not having a TV and not having the slightest idea who the DELL guy is may be a Very Good Thing? Just a question for the day. [Read more...]

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More work being done to defund Murder, Inc. Planned Parenthood [Read more...]

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From the “My Roman Collar is Cutting off the Circulation to my Brain” Dept. Clericalism and Leftist Fascism make such good bedfellows in AmChurch. Note particularly the cowardly expulsion of *the children* rather than the attempt to address the parents. An apology could have gone a long way to defuse things, Rev. Nugent. Haven’t you [Read More...]

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A Golden Opportunity to Defund Planned Parenthood! Planned Parenthood has long been bringing its morally corrupted message to our children through the American school system *on our tax dollars*. We now have a way to stop this atrocity. If your school district refers students to Planned Parenthood, it could be in serious legal trouble. Please [Read More...]

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DC Area Residents Rethink Merits of Enrolling Children in Public Schools [Read more...]

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Excellent! Another reason the Church is wrong! I collect reasons the Church is wrong. The Church, for instance, is wrong because it opposes “freedom of choice” (just ask Creeps for Fetal Crucifixion). But the Church is also wrong because it dogmatically affirms free will, when really it’s all just brain chemistry. This guy fudges, however, [Read More...]

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Truth Cancer Some time ago, I wrote a piece called Truth Cancer and the Redemption of Rebellion. In it, I observed that: A cancerous truth is a truth gone berserk. It is a truth used to destroy truth, and ultimately, to destroy people. Cancerous truth is like a fragment of broken mirror; able to both [Read More...]

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To your great relief… I’ve decided there’s no more point in posting on CAI. Gluttons for punishment can beat their heads against the wall in the comments boxes arguing with Jake, if they like. I’m done. However, if my readers give me any trouble, I might post on CAI again, so watch yourselves. [Read more...]

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Another defection from the Mindless Left [Read more...]

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Battlin’ readers on HMS blog! More on Just War and my difficulties with the sheer Common Sense Factor in making the UN the arbiter of Just War. [Read more...]

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Apologies for being nasty I’ve been thinking about some of my remarks over the past couple days and I think I need to apologize for some of them. I think, in particular, that Bubbles has a point in the comments down below on my uncharitable attitude toward Jody, so I would like to apologize for [Read More...]

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Um, because it’s part of his job, Rod? Pastor Ingvist of Lake Wobegon Lutheran Church wanted to go a pastor’s conference in Florida. The parish council told him they would feel wrong about supporting such a trip as long as there is suffering anywhere in the world. I can’t help but be reminded of this [Read More...]

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This is funny I’m anticipating some analogous stuff from the rising generation as the Boomers try to relive their youth with inane protests against the War on Terror. [Read more...]

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