Category Archives: Current Affairs & History

Christians on the rack, Brooks on the couch

David Brooks on ISIS: The ISIS atrocities have descended like distant nightmares upon the numbed conscious of the world. The first beheadings of Americans had the power to shock, but since then there has been a steady barrage of inhumanity: … Continue reading

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The Schilling effect

Curt Schilling got in trouble with his employer [ESPN] for tweeting a comparison of the number of Muslim extremists that might exist today vs the number of Nazis in 1940. [May I suggest Stalin or Pol Pot for future attempts … Continue reading

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Jorge Ramos: Small man with even smaller ideas

Originally posted on 2 Think Good:
Univision network’s diminutive anchorman, Jorge Ramos, has pointed his cannon at John Paul II and the Catholic Church. Fortunately for us Catholics, his is a short cannon with limp arguments as I will detail. First…

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People of faith deserve to be remembered by people of faith

Update on June 27th: It was not hard to see a secular spin coming in this tragedy, but the push back from the black Christian community has been inspiring. Michael Wear in Christianity Today is tired of people attempting to … Continue reading

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About that transgender conversation

As with most topics in the culture wars, the trojan horse of starting the conversation¹ has been trotted out to mask the desire to change belief systems [if there were a scrabble point system in blogging, this sentence would be … Continue reading

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Pop culture vs. Reality, aka #GWC

There was a time when the images of those on the bus below dominated pop culture. [Their image, as usual, was best captured by Tom Wolfe]. Who knew that the engineers who founded Fairchild Semiconductor were the ones who would … Continue reading

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Traditional marriage and the concept of ‘pilita’

Pilita – Spanish slang for piling on. If you plan on supporting the concept of traditional marriage — members of the opposite sex with a bare minimum of common ancestors¹ — in the public square debate, for God’s sake be … Continue reading

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Spozhmai and lost causes

Spozhmai is the name of a 10 year old Afghan girl whom the Taliban attempted to use as a suicide bomber — see the BBC and Voice of America [VOA] articles. In the BBC article, the word “mullah” and “Taliban” … Continue reading

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Erik the Viking, Goliath and Jonathan Martin

The family of the giant Philistine warrior beheaded by David, Goliath from Gath, filed suit today in the International Criminal Court at The Hague against the past King of Judah and Israel under a crime of aggression statue. The family’s … Continue reading

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Taking sides and the points in the culture wars

The Supreme Court has ruled that the traditionalists side in the culture wars were motivated by a “bare … desire to do harm” and struck down the Federal Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA].  Justice Scalia’s dissent puts it in context: … Continue reading

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