Tag Archives: history

Toxic or Tonic?

What happened to our Arcadia? We stopped listening to it. We stopped dancing, we moved away, we started listening to the chant of the Machine instead. It is debt we chase now, not the moon. We are individuals, not parts … Continue reading

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Calvinism in the wild

A few weeks ago, tracking back from his blog on 8 Gnostic Myths, I became acquainted with Robin Phillips, a very interesting blogger on Christian subjects of more enduring interest than which heretic or con man is predicting the end … Continue reading

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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 9/17/11

Killing for Kelloggs. “Stupid” Worse than “Snob”? Free association illustration. The President’s new Titter account. Book smart, street smart. Seven Steps to humility. Wherein the author embeds some good, clean fun. No categories today, but lots of tags.

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Choose your own Jesus

Ross Douthat takes a detour and frolic from politics to diss the interminable “search for the historic Jesus.” The proximate cause of his ire is a religion professor reportedly much smitten with the “well attested” notion of Jesus ben Pantera, … Continue reading

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The beheading of Anne Boleyn

From today’s Writer’s Almanac: It was on this day in 1536 that Anne Boleyn was beheaded for the charge of adultery, only a few years after she had inspired King Henry VIII to create an entirely new church just so … Continue reading

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