Monthly Archives: November 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Where’s the real Tea Party when we need it? Clotheslines are for Proles.

Posted in Consumerism, Corporatism, Legalia, Political Matters

Thursday, November 29, 2012

If Teachers Were Plumbers. Self-appointed Persecutors of fLyover Country strikes again.  The Next Conservatism.

Posted in Education, Judaism, Legalia, Religious freedom, Sexualia

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I enjoy singing good Christmas carols about as much as I enjoy singing anything. With a bit of sentimentality, many of them communicate powerfully about that most transformative of events, God’s entry into human history, in human flesh no less. … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Orthodoxy

Monday, November 26, 2012

Has the Wind really shifted? The allure of worship. Sustainability is the new black. Gluttony, or a different kind of starvation?

Posted in Consumerism, Damn rackets, Food, Legalia, Sexualia, Worship | 1 Comment

Lord’s Day – Orthodox Vignettes – 11/25/12

Good without God? Bad religion? It’s here. It’s dear. Get used to it. Prayer for a Bishop.

Posted in Moralistic therapeutic deism, Orthodoxy

Black Friday 2012

Separated at Birth? This ‘gotcha’ cuts both ways. Great Natural Law, er, debate. Moralistic, therapeutic deism anticipated.

Posted in Journalism, Judaism, Legalia, Roman Catholicism, Uncategorized

Thanksgiving Day ramblings

A prophetic finger held to the wind. So far Left he’s Right. Is “Pro-life” now a wholly-owned GOP subsidiary?

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Christianity generally, Faith & Ideology, Life political issues, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Secularism | Tagged , , ,

Evidence never demands a verdict

I recently became aware of an upcoming event on a university campus. It was described thus (paraphrased to eliminate identifying references): The Symposium is the single largest annual outreach event in our community.  This year, we’re hosting a debate on … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Christianity generally, Faith & Ideology, Scientism

Live and Let Live

One of the lamest tropes in our political discourse (not known to lack for vacuity) is “imposing morality.” The light isn’t always very good at the border, but there is a border between mala prohibita and mala in se. Positive … Continue reading

Posted in Legalia, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Sexualia

Lord’s Day, November 18, 2012

Tacit Theodicy. Collectivism and Individualism.

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Orthodoxy, Political Matters, Salvation | Tagged