The Mark of the Crackpot

…is his complete imprisonment in the clean, well-lit prison of a single idea. Chesterton remarks on this in Orthodoxy: If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that [Read More...]

Turns out God the Father Can’t Spell

“The battle now rages between My Hierarcy and the domain of the beast” The charlatan Maria Divine Mercy is now offering a full-throated call to schism. If you follow her, you endanger your soul.  It’s some anonymous Irish nut with a website or the Catholic Church.  Take your pick. [Read more...]

And now a word from the Lunatic community

“17,640 like this” The cult surrounding Maria Divine Mercy are none too happy about this pope.  Much freakoutery about the Warning being upon us by Good Friday (good! I like false prophecies to  have short expiration dates). Particularly telling is this utterly bourgeois comment from one of The Faithful over at Facebook: Don’t you know [Read More...]

The Infallible Right Wing Anti-Charism of Discernment

So our God King’s Court Prophets in the DOJ write him a secret memo telling him he can secretly and unilaterally declare whoever he likes an enemy of the state and order their summary execution by drone. How does the Right respond? FOX manages to get it wrong even when it gets it right. A [Read More...]

Meanwhile, the Gun Lobby Continues to Impress

Fresh from the public relations coup of “Guns Across America” for Martin Luther King’s birthday, and the not at all crazy plans for secession and armed revolt, we now get the nauseating spectacle of gun zealots heckling the father of a victim of the Sandy Hook slaughter. Update: Some readers are insisting that if you [Read More...]

Fairy Tales vs. Hard-Headed Realism

So here’s what I’ve learned from some comboxers this week. 1. Any proposal to attempt to create arms that can be security-keyed only to the authorized user(s) is “science fiction” and “fairy tales”. All such proposals should be slapped down in the vigorous tradition of the Can’t Do American Spirit of Hopeless Passivity Before Mild [Read More...]

It turns out that the Church actually prefers peace to war

In fact, it turns out that before you ever get to the bit of the Catechism that deals with Just War doctrine (which, funny thing, says that war is to be an absolute last resort, not the first thing you start fantasizing about if you lose an election or somebody suggests that not all is [Read More...]

As the Boy Who Cried Wolf Discovered…

…when you scream “HITLER!” every time something doesn’t go your way, you wind up having people making making fun of your rhetoric: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor [Read More...]

Just a little taste…

…of why the LCWR is so badly in need of reform. From their 2012 keynote speaker: Although we may never know what really happened, we do know that the story told in the Gospels is that Jesus’ resurrection was a first demonstration of what I call the post-human universal person. We are told that he [Read More...]


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