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.
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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.Read More »
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.Read More »
Preaching tells people what they need to know. Preaching to the Choir tells them what they want to hear.Read More »
“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.”Read More »
A Prayer of St. Nikolai Velimirovic for one’s enemiesRead More »
I have a favorite naughty joke. It’s a favorite more for the subversive niceness than for the naughtiness, though.Read More »
From Backyard RadTrad, a Traditionalist Catholic website, an mp3 interview on Distributist Economic thought with this sidebar:Read More »
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.”Read More »