Monthly Archives: March 2015

Not all about RFRA. Really.

Just one, brief and objective RFRA item. Really.
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Posted in Christianity generally, Corporatism, Ecumenism, Education, Evangelicalism, Heckler's Veto, Religious freedom, Sundry flakes | Tagged

Vacation: too brief, too close to home

One simple RFRA question Christian Conservatives: Have you figured it out yet? A Real Theocrat The last time local media were in such high dudgeon A Proverb that influenced this blog

Posted in conservatism, Discrimination, Dispensationalism, Evangelicalism, Journalism, Orthodoxy, Prophetic Hysterical Complex, Protestantism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Sundry flakes, Thrown down gauntlet | Tagged ,

Let’s believe the alleged victim, okay? (Annunciation)

There’s an allegation of rape, and as usual, the cynics don’t believe the alleged victim. After all, she says she consented — and we’d rather she hadn’t. Continue reading

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RFRA offends the right people

It looks as if passage of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act in Indiana is almost assured now. A fairly sleek federal prototype has been turned into a convoluted multi-page state version. That’s just what happens, I guess, when a pretty … Continue reading

Posted in Jeremiad, Journalism, Religious freedom

Kristin Lavransdatter and the real Deal

He wanted to learn about Kristin Lavransdatter. (What he learned may shock you.) Continue reading

Posted in conservatism

Thursday, 3/19/15

Opening with “an eerie phase of history” and in a sense never changing that subject. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, irony, Justice, Legalia, Life political issues, Marriage (real), Moralistic therapeutic deism, Natural Law, Political Matters, Poverty, Protestantism, Religious freedom, Sexualia, war | Tagged ,

St. Patrick explains the Holy Trinity

* * * * * “The remarks made in this essay do not represent scholarly research. They are intended as topical stimulations for conversation among intelligent and informed people.” (Gerhart Niemeyer) Some succinct standing advice on recurring themes.

Posted in Christianity generally, Humor, Playful

Hagia Podrig’s Day, 3/17/15

Quite a potpourri: Gnosticism, Daylight Savings Time, President Obama’s deocracy, our self-ghettoizing, GOP returns to its vomit, pride according to Sigrid Undset, Justice Kennedy’s “Mystery Passage” and three iconic extremists. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, conservatism, Corporatism, Internet, Literature, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Naked Public Square, Natural Law, progressivism, Rights Talk

π Day, 3/14/15, 9:26

A religious freedom frame with an excess of religious freedom and political content. Redeemed, though, by a poem fragment and brief thoughts on Church history. Continue reading

Posted in Civil Religion, Naked Public Square, Orthodoxy, Poetry, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Speech & Press

Friday, 3/13/15

A little fixated on Natural Law. Well, maybe a lot fixated on it. But wait! There’s more! Including some self-referential “bringing it full circle”! Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Atheism, Christendom, Christianity generally, Foreign Affairs, Marriage (real), Natural Law, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, war