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.
Continue reading “Eureka! Why Voodoo (and some other things) creep me out” →
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 “Not with a bang or a whimper” →
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 “7-Point Program from the Brink of Insanity” →
Preaching tells people what they need to know. Preaching to the Choir tells them what they want to hear. Continue reading “Preaching to the Choir” →
“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 “Giving the Federalist Devil His Due” →
A Prayer of St. Nikolai Velimirovic for one’s enemies Continue reading “A Prayer for Enemies” →
I have a favorite naughty joke. It’s a favorite more for the subversive niceness than for the naughtiness, though. Continue reading ““Would you like the Bridal, then?”” →
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 “School choice a civil right?” →