It’s so easy to explain who and why we hate, isn’t it?

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After reading some truly bizarre and uninformed hysteria over the Hobby Lobby decision -- so much incoherence on social media! -- and at least three out-and-out hate screeds against Catholics being on the Supreme Court (imagine, had the decision gone differently, and people ranted against "those women" on the court!) I couldn't help but think of these two excerpts:Hatred is a twisting perversion of paradoxes wherein one can claim a love for God so fervent that it justifies hating another, … [Read more...]

Why people hate people who call themselves Christians UPDATED

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I just can't even:So, a server went to pick up a check after restaurant patrons had eaten, and found this message on the bill:"Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD'S love, but none … [Read more...]

Obama’s Speech: Cynical Me and Cynical He – UPDATED

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This afternoon, President Obama showed up before the White House Press Corp and talked about the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. You can read the full text, here.I agree with much the president says. Racism is -- and always has been -- "a God-damned thing". As a nation we should be under no illusions that just because we're no longer in a Jim Crow era, that we are living on the Starship Enterprise where racism is a thing of the past. Profiling is real. African Americans (and for … [Read more...]

“I don’t have to think; Hollywood does it for me!”

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And here is what Hollywood tells me to think: Catholics who take their church seriously are foolish, hypocritical and failures in love.Normally, since there is a movie trailer involved, I'd just send you over toward the Deacon's place, to watch it, but since I have something to say, I'll post it here:By the way, we often are foolish, hypocritical and failures in love but that's part of the human condition and nothing exclusive to Catholics.Knowing nothing about this film beyond … [Read more...]

5 Myths about Christian Persecution

Given the interest in this subject, let's go to the invaluable John Allen as he debunks a few myths. (via the also-invaluable New Advent)French intellectual RĂ©gis Debray, a veteran leftist who fought alongside Che Guevara in Bolivia, has observed that anti-Christian persecution unfolds squarely in the political blind spot of the West -- the victims are usually "too Christian" to excite the left, "too foreign" to interest the right.As a contribution towards erasing that blind spot, let's … [Read more...]

When Carville is Your Role Model

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Come on, you Center-Right folk! If you can't manage to do better than James Carville, then what's the point?Remember when James Carville smeared Paula Jones, saying you'll never know what you'll find "when you drag a hundred dollar bill through a trailer park."Remember the criticism he rightly received from conservatives for saying such garbage? . . . Someone tell me how Mr. Barron today is any different from James Carville then...Read the whole thoughtful piece.The worst thing … [Read more...]


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