Speaking of wikki wacki woo-woo:
“Anyone think God gave Robertson prostate cancer a few years back as a way of telling him not to say these kinds of things?”
— A comment on this over here … note, in the comments, a good question about Arius (compared to Pat Robertson). If God is as Robertson believes, Robertson is, himself, the exception that proves the rule.
Now for something completely different …
Dr Anthony Esolen’s writing in Touchstone magazine is always thought provoking. His recent comment on their Blog precipitated a bit of discussion wherein his own comment (#16, beginning “Dear M.”) is well worth noting:
The “real thing,” ultimately, is not even a good marriage or a lot of good friendships. Those are blessings, no question, but even they will not satisfy our deepest longings. I think that talk about one’s spouse as one’s source of emotional fulfillment (and I hear this from both Catholic and Evangelical promoters of marriage) is ultimately dangerous, and results in many a divorce once one wakes up and finds that one has married a sinner, and sometimes a boring sinner at that. (That oneself is also a sinner, and sometimes a boring sinner, never occurs to us, but it should.) So the first thing you need to understand — and same with the rest of us …
[Check out the whole thing, linked above.]
Much is being said, in prose and verse, these days about WATER. A blessed Feast to all! And to those on the Julian Calendar, by anticipation:
Christ is Born!