Category Archives: deathworks

Caveat Emptor

David Bentley Hart is no Orthodox theologian. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, History, Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, Sundry flakes | Tagged

Cultural Liturgies

We are bad at enough stuff and have a history sufficiently marked with sorrow to create fertile ground for repentance. We lack the humility to greet it. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Bread & Circuses, Civil Religion, deathworks, Naked Public Square, Secularism

Impeachment

Admonishing the Senate, including Indiana’s Junior Senator Mike Braun. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Political Matters, Senate | Tagged

Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, deathworks, Fasting, Food, Playful, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Sport, Technology

Shame on Mike Braun

There’s little I despise more than the powerful attacking free speech by impugning others’ loyalty. Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Foreign Affairs

Lament

If I produced proof that Donald Trump was The Antichrist, many would reply “But Gorsuch! But Kavanaugh!” Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Political Matters, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet

When politics becomes a religion

Religionized politics bodes to kill us. And it’s substantially based on a lie. Continue reading

Posted in antipluralism, deathworks, Declinism, grievance mongering, Patriotic Correctness, Political correctness, Political Matters, Pretexting

Tattletale telltales

Professor Jonathan Turley’s warning to yesterday’s Congressional impeachment panel sounds right about bad precedent. Continue reading

Posted in Bread & Circuses, deathworks, irony, Political Matters

Motivated reasoning

Anyone who thinks Rolling Stone is prima facie a reliable interlocutor of the religious right deserves all the false certainty and motivated ignorance he gains there. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, deathworks, Journalism, Religious freedom

Punching down

More than 20 states have incorporated sexual orientation into their anti-discrimination statutes. As Charlotte Allen documents in “Punching Down,” this has empowered well-educated and well-paid gays to punish less educated, less wealthy neighbors who dare to refuse to bake a … Continue reading

Posted in deathworks, Dignitary harm, grievance mongering, Legalia, Political Matters, Rights Talk, Sexualia