Monthly Archives: October 2012

Reformation Day thoughts

Today is Reformation Day. In 5 years, there presumably will be a huge shindig for the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses. Some people take this very seriously, as do I (it’s hard to understand America without it), but some … Continue reading

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Weirdsday, 10/31/12

Weird 1 Orality, the New Testament, and Holy Tradition. Weird 2 This Old Farm.

Posted in Creation Care, Faith & Ideology, Playful

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Barbarians inside the schoolhouse gate. Cheer up. It could (and will) be worse. An ideology that thinks it’s The Truth. Imagine that!

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Things that cheer me up

It’s no secret that in many ways I’m less than sanguine about the direction of the country and the world. As a guy who by long habit (I’ll not make a virtue of the habit) sees the glass half empty, it … Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, Distributism, Small is Beautiful, Sweetness'n'Light

Keep your Rosaries off my Hanging Chads

Michigan statute (MCL §168.931(1)(e)) is an extraordinary criminal law: A priest, pastor, curate, or other officer of a religious society shall not for the purpose of influencing a voter at an election, impose or threaten to impose upon the voter … Continue reading

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck? Vote Your Vice reaches full, brazen flower. ACLU abandons Constitution for Opinion Polling.

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Life political issues, Political Matters, Sexualia | Tagged

Liam Neeson defends Richard Mourdock

[R]ather than stumbling their way through science or theology, perhaps pro-life candidates should simply refer to a scene in the 1995 film, “Rob Roy.” Jessica Lange’s character reveals to her husband, played by Liam Neeson, that she has become pregnant … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Life political issues

(Not entirely) Random Thoughts, 10/26/12

Red State Charity. Who supports the candidates? Pass the patriarchy, please. Hard questions for the Choicers. Another rigged game.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

This was not “prophetic.” Beware of Traverse City. Foul-Weather Libertarianism.

Posted in Food, Religious freedom


First, let me acknowledge that Richard Mourdock’s detour into theodicy added nothing to his answer on abortion for pregnancy resulting from rape. He could simply have said that all life is inestimably valuable  regardless of the circumstances of conception. That … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Journalism