The Curious Affinity of Secular Blasphemers and Right Wing Christian Torture Defenders

…is magically highlighted in a single paragraph from the Catechism: 2148 Blasphemy is directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God – inwardly or outwardly – words of hatred, reproach, or defiance; in speaking ill of God; in failing in respect toward him in one’s speech; in misusing God’s name. St. James condemns [Read More…]

The Post-Christian Right and the Coming Eugenics

As the Thing That Used to Be Conservatism becomes more post-Christian, expect this kind of naked eugenicist filth to float up from the id with increased bravado (hear this editorial read in that tone of voice Limbaugh uses whenever he sneers out the words “compassion” or “poor” or, as he puts it “poo-er”). You have [Read More…]

Satanic Ecumenism

In one of the stranger ironies of history Radical Muslims and ignorant Reactionary Catholics now totally agree–against the Catholic Church–that Allah is not the God Christians worship. So Arabic-speaking Malaysian Catholics are about to face persecution from Muslims for calling God “Allah” as they have done for centuries. Meanwhile, my mailbox is full of ignorant [Read More…]

Strange Bedfellows

Loopy New Age Catholic-gone-Episcopalian kook Matthew Fox pauses from celebrating rave masses in some basement in San Francisco to announce that he has joined the sedevacantists to declare that JPII, Benedict and Francis are illegitimate popes. When you follow the extremes far enough in either direction they always follow the curvature of space and meet [Read More…]

This tells you how seldom I read the Reporter

When I read “National Catholic Reporter endorses women priests” my first thought was, “Didn’t they do that years ago?” Apparently not.  So now they’ve come out and said what it was obvious they’ve been telegraphing for 30 years.  It’s good to have clarity on their doomed dedication to something that Ain’t  Gonna Happen and their [Read More…]