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Isaiah 61:1-4 The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed, to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour, and the day [Read More…]

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Satanic baby-killers

They’re everywhere. I should probably warn you that the article linked to and quoted below includes nearly every horrifying trigger that one might imagine. Will Storr recounts “The mystery of Carole Myers“: When she was found dead at 41, Carole Myers left a statement saying she had suffered Satantic child abuse at the hands of [Read More…]

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Smart people saying smart things

Theodore Roosevelt, New Nationalism speech, Aug. 31, 1910 Our government, National and State, must be freed from the sinister influence or control of special interests. Exactly as the special interests of cotton and slavery threatened our political integrity before the Civil War, so now the great special business interests too often control and corrupt the [Read More…]

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Richard Land offers qualified opposition to beating people to death

In response to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech on human rights Tuesday, Richard Land, ethics czar for the Southern Baptist Vatican, said: I certainly don’t believe homosexuals or anyone else should be flogged or put to death for their sexual sins. However … Wait. Stop. Before you go on, Richard Land, are you sure [Read More…]

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‘Won’t you help to sing …’

Old-school Anglicans and Episcopalians don’t sing Christmas carols yet. They save those for the actual 12 days of Christmas, and despite the decorations and hype of early December, it’s still only Advent. (Black Friday is not yet an official part of the Christian liturgical calendar.) But I like starting early with the Christmas carols because [Read More…]

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Religious jokes

I just got a copy of Fr. James Martin’s book Between Heaven and Mirth for an upcoming Patheos Book Club discussion. (You may know Fr. Martin from his role as chaplain of the Colbert Nation.) This provides an excuse for a fine “Share Your Favorite Religious Joke” open thread at Deborah Arca’s Take and Read [Read More…]

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Sweet Fanny Adams

I’m saddened by the passing of Harry Morgan, a great old character actor. I’m too young for Dragnet, but I’ve probably seen every episode of M*A*S*H at least twice. The remarkable thing about Morgan’s character, Col. Sherman T. Potter, was that you always knew he was swearing, but you never actually heard him swear. Col. [Read More…]

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Books one doesn’t want to be seen reading

The girls got an early Christmas present yesterday — tickets to a big concert at the Spectrum II CoreStates Center First Union Center Wachovia Center big arena where the Sixers and Flyers play. For the chauffeur (me), that meant several hours in coffee shops and diners, which was good because I had a lot of [Read More…]

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