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The Resurrection and the modern world

In Atheism, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, Faith, God, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 24, 2011 at 23:06

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made newRead the rest of this entry »

North Korea and Starcraft (with notes on Chesterton and Pius XI)

In Asia, Christianity, Ethics, Games, Hitler, Humor, Logic, Media, Philosophy, Politics, Protestantism, Religion, Secularism, Spoof, Values on April 11, 2011 at 22:45

Take a look at this Onion-style spoof news article, “Starcraft Tournament Players found to be North Korean agents“, on Writer’s Block. Left me somewhat LOL, though I admit it takes a homo superior–that is, a nerd–to truly appreciate it:) Read the rest of this entry »

Why we should baptize with beer instead of water

In Abortion, Bible, Birth Control, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Conservative, Ethics, Faith, Feminism, God, Humor, Jesus, Liturgy, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Sacraments, Satire, Science, Secularism, Sin, Spoof, Theology, Tradition, Values on April 11, 2011 at 03:02

A Catholic DISSENT from the Pope’s prohibition of beer baptism: on exegetical, historical-critical, theological, pastoral, missiological, ecclesiological, epidemiological, semio-linguistic, scientific, phenomenological, anthropological, gender-egalitarian, epistemological, and faith-based grounds. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Earth Hour is Bad for the Earth

In Capitalism, Culture, Distributism, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Philosophy, Population, Pro-Life, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Values on March 26, 2011 at 19:26

Unless we actually change our buying and using behavior, any other “solution” is, in fact, worse than useless, because it diverts our energies while achieving nothing of any objective value. Read the rest of this entry »

The Resurrection and modern disbelief

In Atheism, Born Again, Catholicism, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Values on April 13, 2009 at 05:22

With groans too deep for words, all creation declares that the world is being made new Read the rest of this entry »

In criticism of Earth Hour

In Birth Control, Distributism, Economy, Environment, Ethics, Holidays, Manila, Philippines, Philosophy, Population, Science, Society, Values on March 29, 2009 at 03:27

…For it diverts attention from the real cause of environmental problems: capitalist consumption… Read the rest of this entry »

Why milestones are milestones

In Birthday, Christianity, Culture, Ethics, God, Grace, Holidays, Language, Life, Liturgy, Love, Philosophy, Religion, Sacraments, Spirituality, Theology, Values on January 6, 2009 at 00:21

To call an event a milestone and mark it with some little ritual is to affirm of the meaning of life… Read the rest of this entry »

The (sort-of) semiotics of milestones

In Atheism, Birthday, Christianity, Culture, Faith, God, History, Holidays, Language, Life, Love, Opinion, Personal, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts, Values on December 19, 2008 at 05:34

To call an act/event a milestone and mark it with some little ritual is an affirmation of the meaningfulness of life… (Revised into a somewhat more readable post here.) Read the rest of this entry »

Capitalism is not the answer

In Catholicism, Christianity, Distributism, Economics, Environment, Ethics, Faith, Orthodoxy, Philosophy, Population, Religion, Society, Spirituality, Theology, Thoughts, Values on September 1, 2008 at 00:21

The love of money is not the solution, but lies at the root of the evil… Read the rest of this entry »

Thoughts on Art (by a Christian art lover)

In Art, Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Conservative, Criticism, Culture, Culture War, Debate, God, Jesus, News, Opinion, Philosophy, Religion, Theology, Thoughts, Values on July 6, 2008 at 03:04

A bargain Rembrandt? The very idea is priceless! According to a fascinating report a while back Read the rest of this entry »

A note on genetic discrimination

In Abortion, Birth Control, Conservative, Culture War, Distributism, Economics, Ethics, Family, Feminism, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Thoughts, Values on May 27, 2008 at 20:13

Reuters reported early this month that the US Federal Congress had overwhelmingly approved a bill that prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with genetic predispositions to illness. According to the report Read the rest of this entry »

He is truly risen! On the meaning of Easter

In Catholicism, Christendom, Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Grace, Holidays, Jesus, Life, Philosophy, Religion, Salvation, Spirituality, Theology on March 23, 2008 at 15:47

The mystery of the Resurrection is, to modern society, one of the most incomprehensible mysteries of Christianity Read the rest of this entry »

Why we are not pro-choice (part 2)

In Abortion, Christianity, Conservatism, Culture War, Ethics, Feminism, Human Rights, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Science on January 28, 2008 at 00:11

The mere fact that some definition is a social construct doesn’t mean no one can be right about it… Read the rest of this entry »

Why Jack Bauer must die (an Aquinas-style essay)

In Art, Culture, Debate, Entertainment, Humor, Logic, Media, Opinion, Philosophy, Spoilers, Spoof, Television, Theology, Thomism on January 19, 2008 at 17:22

Previously on this blog, this was published in 3 parts. The following post was written between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Read the rest of this entry »

Why we are not “pro-choice” (part 1 of 2)

In Abortion, Catholicism, Christianity, Conservative, Culture War, Debate, Ethics, God, Health, Human Rights, Opinion, Philosophy, Politics, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Religion, Theology, Values on January 13, 2008 at 23:05

Abortion is not a free-for-all where one can make any choice… it involves the rights of different human beings, one of whom, the unborn, will certainly be killed by abortion… Read the rest of this entry »