The Absurdity of Evil

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An exorcist told me one of the most disturbing and maddening things about exorcism is that one can rarely diagnose the problem completely. “You see,” he said, “the devil is a liar and the father of lies. Once you have identified the demon you don’t know if you really have or not. The demon lurks [Read More...]

My Medjugorje Story

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So Mark (the Dark Lord Shea-uman) Shea is getting himself worked up into a delightful lather over there at his most illustrious and famous and much loved blog over his skepticism about Medjugorje. He shares that skepticism with a whole team of male, American Catholic bloggers who haven’t visited Medjugorje (and usually can’t spell it) A [Read More...]

Is Catholicism Pagan?

dagon

I’ve enjoyed welcoming a good number of new readers to the blog since coming over to Patheos. The comment box has been filled with lively discussion, and I always enjoy attracting some of the err, more eccentric readers who are out there. Here’s a comment in response to a picture post I had of Pope [Read More...]

The Problem with Primitivism

amishgirls

One of the basic assumptions of Protestantism is Primitivism. This is the idea that the Catholic Church became corrupt at some point and that the Reformers need to ‘restore’ the simple, primitive faith of the early Christians. Primitivist movements have been around since the beginning of the church, the Protestant Reformation threw up a good [Read More...]

Ripped Red Bikini Priest

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“Priestess” I should say. Just when you couldn’t imagine another outrage from the Episcopalians, along comes Rev. Dr. Amy Ricther, an Episcopalian priestess who does body building and poses in public in a red bikini. She says the body building displays remind her of the liturgy… …If you have the stomach (or the biceps) you [Read More...]

The Secret Conspiracy at the BBC

Guest blogger, Duane Mandible is a contributing editor to The Truth Hurts, a bi-monthly journal of politics, economics and opinion. He also contributes regularly to Freedom Monthly; Illuminations and The Sojourner. Duane is the author of Guns and Knives will Save Your Children’s Lives. He is Vice President of the Sacred Society of St Philibustre, and enjoys hunting rattlesnakes, square dancing [Read More...]


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