Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tasty Tidbits 9/30/11

The Question Lives! “Extreme naturalism.” The Protestant Deformation (NOT another Tipsy rant). Did 9-11 “change everything”? Elizabeth Warren has The Right scrambling. Humility and National Greatness. Another little peek at peak oil. Classified.

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Tasty Tidbits 9/29/11

We’re homeless. What a relief! What, Mead worry? The only good (newsworthy) Christian is a bad Christian. J.K. Rowlings breadth and depth. WKB, RIP 1 Writing one of the best personal “localist” essays I’ve ever read, Rod Dreher recounts how … Continue reading

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Tasty Tidbits 9/28/11

Ayn Rand on the multiplication of criminal laws. What is a “progressive”? Where are the progressives (whatever they are)? Another impending execution. Yawn! 2 kinds of “peak oil.” Andrew Sullivan’s lazy slander. School as “a place apart.” Some God the … Continue reading

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Tasty Tidbits 9/27/11

Apocalypse 2012? Dilbert on the Presidential Campaign. Rest in Peace, uh, whatever your name was. “The last best hope of earth.” Food, Inc. and its jackbooted thugs. Hypocrites and fanatics.

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Tasty Tidbits 9/26/11

Conscience and coercion. Out of sight, out of mind, part 1 Out of sight, out of mind, part 2 “Chamber of Commerce conservatism.” Happy birthday, Heidegger! Green goes goofy. Experience versus theory. Short and Sweet

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Sunday Thoughts 9/25/11

I spent much time Saturday writing a blog that says some things I really believe. Unfortunately, I also really believe that many who read it might find it offensive, and it would hurt, rather than help, the objective for which … Continue reading

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Proposition or Place?

I have heard America described several times recently as “the first nation built on an idea,” or words to that effect. It made me uncomfortable, somehow coming across as sinister blather. But I didn’t stop to figure out why. Yet … Continue reading

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Tasty Tidbits 9/24/11

“Like watching Donny Osmond dominate John Wayne.” When Crony Capitalism Collapses. The whole Constitution. ConLaw wonkery. Varieties of Irreligious Experience. When you vote for John McCain. A sad birthday celebration.

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Tasty Tidbits 9/23/11

German Lutheran Ecumenism (and other contact sports). Party on! Adam & Eve. Nader 2012. What secrets am I not yet ready for? Devil in a box, horns through the roof tiles. Three-Legged Blues.

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Adam & ho anthropos

NPR’s Talk of the Nation Thursday had a 30-minute segment on “Christians Divided Over Science of Human Origins. Apart from a few callers and e-mailers, the discussion was basically between Daniel Harlow of Calvin College and Albert Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I … Continue reading

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