Why I Love My Country

Because I obey the Second Greatest Commandment (and the Fourth). [Read more…]

Independence Day

America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece of practical politics that is also theoretical politics and also great literature. It enunciates that all men are equal in their [Read More…]

We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

In which we look at the Dependence of our Independence on the gospel. [Read more…]

Exalted Felicitations of the Day!

Ah me!  I slay me! [Read more…]

Deep Thought for the 70th Anniversary of Gotterdammerung

“Hitler wasn’t all bad.. I mean.. he killed Hitler.” – Dan Shea, Hilarious Nephew I can think of no better way to commemorate such a man than by laughing at him. The satanic deification of the man Tolkien aptly described as an “ignorant little cad” and his exaltation into a figure of mythic proportions is [Read More…]

The Little General Resurrection in Matthew 27

Periodically, this odd little tidbit from Matthew comes up in atheist polemics. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out [Read More…]

Death and Laughter

…are under discussion over at the Register this fine Easter Monday morning! [Read more…]

A very special announcement!

After considerable thought, I have decided to leave the Catholic Church and pursue studies as a Druid priest.  The holly and the ivy, when they are both full grown, of the all the trees that are in the wood, the holly bears the crown.  I look forward to donning my magical white robes and bid [Read More…]

A Joyous Day for Christians and Geeks

First, it’s the Feast of the Annunciation: In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Hail, [Read More…]

Question to the Hivemind

I’ve sworn off chocolate for Lent, except on Sundays.  However, March 19 is a solemnity.  Is that a day I can treat like a Sunday and indulge the sweet  tooth?  I’m not very up on how stuff like that works.  Or am I being dumb and legalistic?  Well, legalistic anyway: dumb is a constant. [Read more…]