Category Archives: Secularism

Clippings from 1/27/19

Clipped Sunday, some late. Covington is the non-story that just keeps on giving. Continue reading

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Clippings and comment, 1/22/19 pm

1 David Brooks: [I]n the age of social media [polarization is] almost entirely about social type. It’s about finding and spreading the viral soap operas that are supposed to reveal the dark hearts of those who are in the opposite … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Duly noted_stay tuned, free speech, Internet, Journalism, Legalia, Marriage (civil), Pinch of Incense, Religious freedom, Secularism, Technology, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values, Uncategorized | Tagged , ,

Potpourri 1/16/19

  1 When I’m looking for guidance in my life I always turn to a Dow 30 company … P&G (Gillette) for my relationship with women. Goldman Sachs for child rearing. Chevron for a mid-life crisis. Walgreen’s for spiritual insights. … Continue reading

Posted in alt-right, Damn rackets, Economia, Political correctness, Religious freedom, Secularism, Sundry flakes, the worst are full of passionate intensity | Tagged ,

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

Wisdom from (or via) R.R. Reno

Rage hucksters, fitness to rule, Emily Post’s P.C. ghost and the new Eastertide. Continue reading

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Dear Christians, …

Dear Christians, thank you for feeding, housing, and caring for the poor, but unless you do it in the manner we prefer, advancing the worldview we prefer — even to the point of adopting the personnel policies we demand — … Continue reading

Posted in Health care, progressivism, Religious freedom, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Transvaluation of Values | 1 Comment

In pursuit, but barely

As I told you previously the more I see how other societies (d)evolve, the more I’m glad to be French, at least for now. But is that really “other” societies, or just some of them? The Sexual Revolution, the LGBT … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Ideology, Gaying away the Pray, Gnosticism, Scientism, Secularism, Sexualia, Thrown down gauntlet, Uncategorized

As others see us

Writing from Czechia, after an evening with the family of Vaclav Benda: At one point, we were talking about the atmosphere of militant progressivism in the West, and how hard it is for Czechs to understand what’s happening in American … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Declinism, History, progressivism, Secularism

North of the Border, Up Canada Way

No State really cares what its people believe, so long as they keep it to themselves, and salute the State’s gods on all State occasions. The State’s gods today may be Abortion and Sodomy and Gender Metamorphosis. We might want … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, American Folk Religion, Jeremiad, Pinch of Incense, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Secularism, Sexualia, Transvaluation of Values, Virtue signaling

Abuses of power

Rod Dreher revisits for the third time the Edgardo Montara case from the 19th-centry papal state that included Bologna, Italy. He quotes a Patheos column by Eve Tushnet, which quote includes this: I am not sure I’ve seen any discussions … Continue reading

Posted in Consumerism, Culture, Discrimination, Education, Gaying away the Pray, Marriage (real), progressivism, Religious freedom, Secularism, the worst are full of passionate intensity, Thrown down gauntlet, transgenderism