The Ultimate Takeaway from 9/11

“Ultimately, the Church—as the only historical entity that transcends nationalisms and ideologies—must use its intellectual strength to combat, attenuate, or destroy that which was loosed from the abyss. “It is, therefore, the duty of those elements in Western Society that still possess a principle of spiritual unity to rally the divided forces of our civilization,” [Read More...]

Burning Man for Libertarians

Guns, drugs, and partial nudity Fest for people with a philosophy that does not include children. [Read more...]


“To protest against environmentalists and the Obama administration, conservative truck owners are tricking-out diesel pickups with coal stacks that belch out puffs of black smoke in a new campaign in the political culture war.” Liberals are assholes because many of the things they stand for are wrong, and even some of the good things they [Read More...]

Dear Crisis Magazine….

You recently published Joe Hargrave’s defense of the proposition that Libertarianism is not heretical: Here’s some Libertarian thought from Libertarian thinker Murray Rothbard (the guy Libertarians routinely refer us to as the “sane” alternative to Enemy of God Ayn Rand): The Catholic anti-abortionist, for example, declares that all he wants for the fetus is the [Read More...]

Thomas Storck Offers a Novel Approach to Catholic Teaching

Listening to the whole thing and then doing it, instead of mining it for ammo for your preferred ideology while blowing the rest of it off or using it as a cudgel to beat ideologican enemies. Could be catching on! [Read more...]

Everything That’s Vile and Evil about Randianized Christianity

…in three sentences: If you get lung cancer from smoking then you shouldn’t get treatment. It says right on the box may cause cancer.Let mother nature takes its course for the next 20 years and see where we are after that. I’ll explain to my Mom that if she be like to die she had [Read More...]

Several readers are baffled by the Pope’s Ambassador…

telling our bishops not to preach ideology.  What does that mean? Ideology is the attempt to reduce the person of Jesus Christ into a single monomaniacal All Explaining Theory of Everything.  In other words, it is heresy.  Catholics should not preach heresy. [Read more...]

Jason Hall, All Around Good Egg…

…has a good piece on ideology and idolatry (more or less the same thing) up over at Catholic Lane. Ideology is basically just another word for heresy.  The Faith asserts a few truths and lets the rest of reality relax in mystery.  Ideology latches on a bit of the Faith and then tries to get rid [Read More...]

Insane Ideology vs. Tolkien

Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky try to grasp The Lord of the Rings.  Train wreck results: Zinn: I’m much more suspicious of Frodo than you are. I’ve always viewed him as one of the most malevolent actors in this drama, precisely because of how he abets people like Gandalf. He uses a fake name, Mr. [Read More...]

Ardent Neocon Preaches More War

If we don’t attack Syria, it will make it harder to attack Iran!  War!  More War!  Ever War! It’s amazing how much these guys sound like Commies with their commitment to exportation of The Revolution at gunpoint, no matter how stupid and counter-productive.  Sure the war ideology doesn’t work in reality. But it does work [Read More...]

The Problem with Ideology…

…is that when it is faced with a choice between believing a theory or its own two eyes, it goes with the theory.  In this case, the obvious witness of one’s own two eyes is that Pope Francis is a humble man.  But according to this Protestant ideologue, “By definition and by Catholic dogma, Francis [Read More...]