Tag Archives: capital punishment

Religious Calvinball

My first reaction to the Pope changing the Catechism on capital punishment was pretty much a yawn. It’s only slightly to the left of my own, though its reasoning differs much from mine. But now I’m thinking I was wrong, … Continue reading

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Bringing closure

In Hidalgo County, Texas, an 85-year-old ex-Priest has (finally) been convicted of murdering a beautiful and accomplished Latina, Irene Garza, in 1960. The Washington Post story ritually pronounces “closure” before probing “why so long?” What is this “closure” that gets … Continue reading

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Saturday 9/10/16

America’s new blasphemy laws; No True Conservative; Partisan realignment; Potentially licit, but imprudent; Trump and Putin; Phyllis Schlafly, rogue commando; Designed for outliers Continue reading

Posted in Civil Religion, conservatism, Dignitary harm, Discrimination, Education, Gaying away the Pray, irony, Legalia, Nominalism and Realism, Plutocracy, Political Matters, progressivism, Religious freedom, Rights Talk, Roman Catholicism, Sexualia, Speech & Press, ThingsThatFrustrateMeAbout2016, Thrown down gauntlet, Tipsy's Law | Tagged

Unromantic Potpourri 2/14/14

Belgium: rogue nation, human rights violator Who should be “humiliated at the dry cleaners”? It never happened (and you went along) If you like your morality, you can keep it Same thing, time after time (Orthodox insider humor) Dathan, Abiram, … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Discrimination, Health Care, Legalia, Life political issues, Naked Public Square, Religious freedom, Sexualia, Worship | Tagged , , ,

Sunday, 1/19/14

Just 60 pregnant words Vainglory The King of I Whom the gods would destroy Must Burkeans be gradual about everything? European outlier Briefly noted When cyberspace gets real

Posted in Christianity generally, Empire, Foreign Affairs, Health Care, Life political issues, Orthodoxy, war | Tagged , , , ,

Wednesday, October 10, 2011

Did you hear the one about the old maid? Why Handwriting Matters. On voluntarily leaving the center of the cosmos. Critiquing the Critics Redoubling efforts. Death to smart alecks! Substance-free foreign policy prattle.

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Atheism, Legalia, Life political issues, Political Matters, Religious freedom, Small is Beautiful, Speech & Press, Thrown down gauntlet | Tagged , , , , , , ,

Tasty Tidbits 9/26/11

Conscience and coercion. Out of sight, out of mind, part 1 Out of sight, out of mind, part 2 “Chamber of Commerce conservatism.” Happy birthday, Heidegger! Green goes goofy. Experience versus theory. Short and Sweet

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Abortion distortion factor, Corporatism, Life political issues, Poetry, Political Matters, Secularism | Tagged , , , , , ,

Tasty Tidbits 9/21/11

DADT. Not repeating, but rhyming. What relevance repugnance? Up-to-date ancients. Greece vs. America. Georgia’s gonna kill some guy who may not be guilty. (Yawn!) Diversity and diversity. Constitution Day. How’s he doing with Louis Farrakhan? Wimps.

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Tasty Tidbits 9/8/11

Losing faith. Kerygma and Creed. Fully invested in drunken sailors. Cheering for killing. There will never be another Hitch. 2 mpg! Woohoo!

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