Religion & Ethics Newsweekly on PBS Friday night had a non-judgmental story on a Voodoo priestess in New Orleans. Voodoo makes me queasy, and when that happens (which isn’t often) I want to know why. Do I deep down believe in Voodoo’s efficacy or something?
When I sat down to note my queasiness with voodoo in writing, I ended up with not only my answer, but an “Aha!” moment that helped me crack another nut I’d been working on.
You’re reading this, and it’s after May 21 in most time zones, so the world apparently didn’t end Saturday. Not with a bang or a whimper. Continue reading
I was going to post this (with a gloating wrapper) at 00:01 on 5/22/11, the day after the end of the world. But the discussion has heated up beyond my expectation, and I don’t want to wait. Continue reading
Preaching tells people what they need to know. Preaching to the Choir tells them what they want to hear. Continue reading
“Writing at First Things, Joe Carter objects to Ron Paul’s federalist position on abortion, which leads him into a more extensive attack on federalism itself. Unfortunately, he uses the Schiavo controversy from six years ago to do this.” Continue reading
A Prayer of St. Nikolai Velimirovic for one’s enemies Continue reading
I have a favorite naughty joke. It’s a favorite more for the subversive niceness than for the naughtiness, though. Continue reading
From Backyard RadTrad, a Traditionalist Catholic website, an mp3 interview on Distributist Economic thought with this sidebar: Continue reading
A Wall Street Journal item (I’m not sure whether it’s an OpEd or a short feature) calls “education reform” “the civil rights issue of this century.” Continue reading