Category Archives: History

James Carroll’s faerie tale

  Christianity was very different at the beginning. The first reference to the Jesus movement in a nonbiblical source comes from the Jewish Roman historian Flavius Josephus, writing around the same time that the Gospels were taking form. Josephus described … Continue reading

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All about Christ

When I was in high school, street preachers told me: “The Bible is the word of God. Jesus is the Son of God. And if you accept him as your personal savior, your salvation is 100 percent assured.” It felt … Continue reading

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Should a fascist poet be no-platformed?

W.H. Auden helped change Bennett Cerf’s mind about Ezra Pound. Continue reading

Posted in History, Literature, Poetry

Clippings and Comments, 2/19/19

An American in Russia, the abortion nexus in the Ralph Northram “racism” story, Islam in America, and more. Continue reading

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Potpourri, 1/19/19

Trump and his defenders, Trump’s eventuality, and more uplifting things. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, History, Political Matters

Political Potpourri 1/11/19

The Wall (not Pink Floyd), Bigotries Right and Left, plus Alexandria Oscasio Palin-Cortez Continue reading

Posted in History, Humor, Islam, liberalism, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Roman Catholicism, Senate, the worst are full of passionate intensity

Put Mass back in Christmas

It is, after all, a feast of the Christian Church. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Evangelicalism, History, Liturgy, Protestantism, Secularism

More clippings, 11/24/18

1 “I can virtually guarantee you that if Hillary Clinton had won the White House, you would not see these same law firms filing numerous lawsuits against her administration in the name of the rule of law,” said Hans von … Continue reading

Posted in History, Justice, Legalia, Science, Uncategorized

Guilty of being accused (and more)

Do read item 1 even if you have no time for the rest. Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), 9th Commandment Watch, alt-right, American Folk Religion, Anodynes & Nostrums, Bread & Circuses, Faith & Ideology, Foreign Affairs, History, immigration, Journalism, Justice, Legalia, Political Matters, Rights Talk, war | Tagged ,

Thursday, 9/6/18

Thoughts on de-Christianization, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Anonymous. Continue reading

Posted in Gaying away the Pray, History, Literature, Political Matters, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Virtue signaling | 2 Comments