Monthly Archives: May 2011

Eureka! Why Voodoo (and some other things) creep me out

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 … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Not with a bang or a whimper

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.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Jeremiad, Sundry flakes

7-Point Program from the Brink of Insanity

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.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Evangelicalism, Jeremiad, Worship | Tagged | 1 Comment

Preaching to the Choir

Preaching tells people what they need to know. Preaching to the Choir tells them what they want to hear.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Political Matters | Tagged | 1 Comment

Giving the Federalist Devil His Due

“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.”

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Legalia, Life political issues

A Prayer for Enemies

A Prayer of St. Nikolai Velimirovic for one’s enemies

Posted in Christianity generally, Islam, Orthodoxy

“Would you like the Bridal, then?”

I have a favorite naughty joke. It’s a favorite more for the subversive niceness than for the naughtiness, though.

Posted in Sexualia

An interesting interview about Distributist economics

From Backyard RadTrad, a Traditionalist Catholic website, an mp3 interview on Distributist Economic thought with this sidebar:

Posted in Corporatism, Distributism, Economia, State capitalism

School choice a civil right?

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.”

Posted in Education