Mr Prosser: But, Mr Dent, the plans have been available in the local planning office for the last nine months. Arthur: Oh yes, well as soon as I heard I went straight round to see them, yesterday afternoon. You hadn’t exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean … Continue reading A Vatican Bible Arthur Dent Update
President Merkin Muffley: Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room! Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) I was in the process of writing a blog post about parenthood on the occasion of my oldest son's birthday and I wanted to finish by quoting … Continue reading The Vatican Took down the Bible from their web site!
by baldilocks This morning, the Holy Spirit was moving. Sometimes, when Christians say this, it is assumed that some great, magical, explosive miracle happened. I suppose that was the case this morning, but the miracle manifested itself in several arguments about the Word of God and how to interpret it. There’s one piece of misinterpreted … Continue reading Keeping It Real
by baldilocks On Twitter, many people call on others to “do something” about the destruction and mass killing of civilians in Aleppo, Syria. By “doing something,” they mean something other than posting about it on Social Media. Likely, these are the same people that bashed our efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. And, short of taking … Continue reading Aleppo and Human Nature
by baldilocks Yesterday on Facebook, I asked my friends for writing topics and received some excellent suggestions. Here is one of the fruits of that request. When motivated, I can, sometimes, go on. Another great request: commentary on our spiritual condition as Americans. Volumes are possible, but only one example is necessary...for those with "an … Continue reading Condition: Unknown Unknowns
by baldilocks Recently, as I engaged in a heated, but civil argument about Syrian refugees in America, one of the participants was questioning (rightly) the Christianity of those who opined that we should “kill them all,” meaning Muslims. Others responded that Islamic doctrine would have Muhammad’s followers to kill all of us and this gentleman … Continue reading Why Christians Should Read the Old Testament
by baldilocks As I said in Part One, Thomas Sowell outlined the two visions of human nature: constrained and unconstrained. People with the constrained vision of human nature believe that this nature is fixed, flawed and that all humans act with self-interest in mind. And because of innate self-interest, we should be free to pursue it, … Continue reading The Prophet Thomas, Part 2
Some interesting historical news out of Israel: A dump site is the last place you would expect to find an 8th century B.C. seal for a papyrus document signed by one of the kings of Judah. Perhaps that's why it has taken 2,700 years for the piece of clay inscribed with King Hezekiah's seal to … Continue reading Seal of King Hezekiah Found in Israel, PA Meme hardest hit
by baldilocks I said this five years ago when President Obama had only one year in office. I don’t feel like writing to convince anymore. I’m sure many have figured that out by now. The problem, however, is that my “conscience” (read: the Holy Spirit) continuously reminds me that one should not be complacent or … Continue reading How I’m Feeling
I speak to Maggie Castor about the Gospel Box at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show the Gospel box web site is here, the twitter page is here The Gospel Box store is here Before I spoke to her I spoke to her husband Kelly Mission Water first. That interview is here.
by baldilocks Over at Ace of Spades HQ, my friend Monty expounds on a concept which I coined a number of years ago at my old blog and mentioned in an earlier Da Tech Guy post: The Coconut Treatment. There is a price to be paid for divorcing actions and concepts from the words that describe them. … Continue reading What’s Growing in Your Garden?
I noticed Jazz Shaw's post on Evolution linking to Steve Benen "look how dumb those Christians are" post, and Stacy McCain's answer.. Forgetting the fact that Mr. Benen apparently wants to put a religious test on who can serve in congress and forgetting his seeming ignorance concerning Christianity's history and science. I suggest he buy … Continue reading Evolution and God, goes together like the horse and carriage
...and his troubles with Charles Johnson The wicked say: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training. Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what … Continue reading Today’s first reading at Mass made me think of Robert Stacy McCain…