November 5, 2018

So I went to Mass yesterday and Father talked about the goodness of Christian meditation. The core difference between Christian and non-western forms of meditation is the object. The goal of the east is detachment from the world and desire. It’s not a bad start since no small part of our problem is disordered attachment to creatures, aka idolatry. So part of Christian meditation is likewise to take our minds off earthly things as Paul says to do. But it… Read more

November 5, 2018

Just a reminder for those getting the “There’s blood on your hands if you vote Democrat” stuff: “A Catholic would be guilty of formal cooperation in evil, and so unworthy to present himself for Holy Communion, if he were to deliberately vote for a candidate precisely because of the candidate’s permissive stand on abortion and/or euthanasia. When a Catholic does not share a candidate’s stand in favour of abortion and/or euthanasia, but votes for that candidate for other reasons, it… Read more

November 3, 2018

But cheating voters out of a vote is emphatically a GOP thing: The Cult of Trump are enemies of democracy. Destroy them at the polls on Tuesday. Read more

November 2, 2018

…on Connecting the Dots about her decision to quit being a slave to the GOP because of her prolife convictions. It was a great conversation. Check it out! Read more

November 1, 2018

With the rise of anti-semitism due to the Cult of Trump and the Christianist habit of twisting Scripture to serve that Cult, now seems a good time to reprint a piece I wrote some years ago about one of the most difficult and misunderstood passage in the entire New Testament: John 8:44.  Here it is, in its entirety: One of the most volatile passages in the New Testament is the moment at which Jesus looks at some of his Jewish… Read more

October 31, 2018

… honest atheist Tim O’Neill takes apart this evergreen stupid meme that internet atheists endlessly re-circulate like a bad penny: Witches and Cats? Again, contrary to popular belief, the idea that alleged witches were regularly victimised by the Church in the medieval period is largely incorrect.  The heyday of the Witch Craze came much later, with its peak in the sixteenth century.  The position of the Church for most of the Middle Ages was that “witches” did not exist and… Read more

October 30, 2018

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October 30, 2018

But since this is a Catholic blog I think I will focus on our relationship with the Jewish people. The Trump Cult of Blood and Lies defended sawing a man to pieces while he screamed and bled out by trying to suggest he had it coming. After that, the Cult moved on to lying that the Trump Freak Show Cultist who sent bombs to a bunch of Trump’s critics and political opponents was, in fact, a Leftist engaging in a… Read more

October 29, 2018

Here’s a bit from the NY Times about it: The American sitcom, since its inception, has struggled with a fundamental tension at its core. Let’s call it “jester vs. guru.” We expect half-hour comedies to pull off an impossible double duty: to both inject jokes into the national bloodstream and to enlighten us with high-minded moral instruction. We want not only zany catchphrases but wise life lessons. The history of the form has been a constant tug of war between… Read more

October 27, 2018

Fans of Doctor Who will recognize a young Peter Capaldi. It’s a charming film. If you’ve not seen it, do check it out. Read more

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