This is the last time I’ll be posting about this subject. Yesterday I shared a few thoughts about the torture report released recently, and today I’ll simply point to a few resources that bolster the argument that resorting to torture is a complete waste of time. That it is morally wrong for Catholics to even consider torture as an option is important as well, though seemingly neglected in some corners.
What argument, you say?
All of ’em.
Unfortunately, most of it has broken and what is left can barely be seen.
But if you look closely, you see can how the spider triangulated the moorings of the web, from the little bowed end of the hemlock branch below, to the two others.
Do you see? [Read more…]
The New York Post, and a few other news outlets, are now running the story that the solar flare that occurred in July 2012 (pictured below) almost took us back to the Stone Age. Maybe it would have, maybe it wouldn’t have. Either way, what I said on September 17, 2012 still applies.
And try as we might, it’s completely beyond our control…
Smart folks explain, [Read more…]
Over at First Things, Matthew Schmitz shared a video, and transcribed a rough draft of an interview that noted theologian, and retired Anglican bishop, N.T. Wright gave with J. John , of the Philo Trust, back in February. John asks questions to his guests, see, from his notes, and from his friends, and from the studio audience, on a program he hosts that is awesomely titled, Facing the Canon.
BOOM! I like that title. [Read more…]
It turns out the film makers duped a number of folks into being “interviewed,” or otherwise associated with the project. Narrator Kate Mulgrew, for instance. Today she took to social media to say she was, “a voice for hire, and a misinformed one.” Hehmant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, has the gouge.
“I understand there has been some controversy about my participation in a documentary called THE PRINCIPLE. Let me assure everyone that I completely agree with the eminent physicist Lawrence Krauss, who was himself misrepresented in the film, and who has written a succinct rebuttal in SLATE. [Read more…]
Yesterday, I shared a few of Audrey Assad’s thoughts on the Duck Dynasty imbroglio. Calm, level-headed, in accordance with the longstanding teachings of the Catholic Church, etc.
A few days prior, some of you may have read Austin Ruse’s article at Crisis on The Rise of the New Homophiles. If that title made you think of the recent Planet of the Apes film with a similar title, you’re not alone. [Read more…]
A few days before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court decided to hear arguments in a couple of cases regarding religious liberty and the HHS Mandate. The biggest surprise to me was how this news garnered scant attention.
In an effort to move that needle a bit, Helen Alvaré has a piece up in USA Today entitled, Obamacare attacks religion, but hurts women. Take a look, [Read more…]