Open Service to the Principalities and Powers

Rely not on the likelihood of the enemy's not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him. -- Sun Tzu by baldilocks A year ago, I said this: A lot of people – even some Christians -- discount the existence of satanic spiritual forces and ridicule the material-world advocates of these forces. The latter … Continue reading Open Service to the Principalities and Powers

We have our own Hero’s Journey to fulfill

By John Ruberry As we are in the Lenten season it is natural to look at Christ's life and teachings--even if you are not a person of faith or you are a believer of a non-Christian religion. In these reflections, however, what is often overlooked is that Jesus faced three temptations. I was reminded of … Continue reading We have our own Hero’s Journey to fulfill

Freedom From Religion (UPDATED)

On which the Bill of Rights is based by baldilocks My cousin Dyllan and I are very much alike and get along very well. This is interesting, since we are related by marriage (he is the grandson of my American dad’s sister), I’m more than old enough to be his mother, and we had virtually … Continue reading Freedom From Religion (UPDATED)

Christianity is Loving People Where They are

The results of such fanciful hatred are often most disappointing, and of all humans the English are in this respect the most deplorable milksops. They are creatures of that miserable sort who loudly proclaim that torture is too good for their enemies and then give tea and cigarettes to the first wounded German pilot who … Continue reading Christianity is Loving People Where They are

Kim Davis Vs the Modern Left, Compare and Contrast

As I've been watching the left continue its violent push to make the rest of us comply with their demands and the craziness of their Kavanaugh stuff to the point where we actually had a Democrat editor justifying the shooting of Steve Scalise as the natural consequence of his votes. When a politician opposes all reasonable … Continue reading Kim Davis Vs the Modern Left, Compare and Contrast

Jesus Explains Donald Trump’s Popularity Among Christians

The media and political left after decades of attacking Christians for thinking with their Bibles are suddenly all God and scripture when attacking Donald Trump and are particularly dismissive of devout Christians who support him. So for those of you unfamiliar with scripture or the teachings of Christ  (which would be most or all of … Continue reading Jesus Explains Donald Trump’s Popularity Among Christians

100 Word Fiction Challenge: The Best Defense

"Faith?" The Wizard's laughter shook the sky as the horde behind him joined in. "My mages, warlocks and minions number in the hundreds, my swordsmen the thousands and you would face us alone with but faith?" 'Yes" Replied the man standing alone between the city and the multitude. "All I have is faith..." he began, … Continue reading 100 Word Fiction Challenge: The Best Defense

If Only Mike Huckabee was a Muslim… A DaTechGuy Quick Thought

Let's be blunt. If Mike Huckabee was a Muslim with the exact same positions on Homosexuality and Gay Marriage as he holds as a Christian then the same folks who demanded and forced his resignation from The Country Music Foundation after a single day would today be celebrating his appointment. Well in fairness the world's … Continue reading If Only Mike Huckabee was a Muslim… A DaTechGuy Quick Thought

Jesus & Comedy Three Times it was Done Right

Only a clever Human can make a joke about virtue The Screwtape letters We interrupt our coverage of Al Franken to talk about...comedy. If there has been one staple of modern humor from our cultural "betters" it's been the willingness to belittle and berate Christianity. Over the decades we have seen stand up comics, TV … Continue reading Jesus & Comedy Three Times it was Done Right

Voices of the Catholic Marketing Network Author Arthur Powers Book of Jotham

I speak to Author Arthur Powers Book of Jotham at the 2017 Catholic Marketing Network You can Buy his book here The Rest of my Catholic Marketing Network posts are here.

Yardsticks

by baldilocks As a few people may have noticed, I've been going back over posts from my old blog, which I started in 2003. One of the things which has hindered me in deciding what to write about is that, often, I feel like I'm repeating myself. But a long-time fan turned that notion around … Continue reading Yardsticks

Why KPFA Cancelled the Richard Dawkins Appearance (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Yesterday at Hot Air, John Sexton posted a piece about a radio station’s cancellation of an appearance by public atheist Richard Dawkins. The station’s reason? They say they don’t support “hurtful/abusive speech” and are unwilling to give it a platform. Hurtful/abusive speech, in this case, is code for speech critical of Islam, which … Continue reading Why KPFA Cancelled the Richard Dawkins Appearance (UPDATED)

40 Martyrs of Sebaste

The 40 Martyrs of Sebaste, also known as the Forty Martyrs of Armenia and also as The Holy Forty, were a group of Roman Soldiers who were cruelly tortured and killed for their refusal to renounce their Christian faith during the reign of Emperor Licinius in 320 AD. Their Feast Day is March 10 for Roman Catholics, … Continue reading 40 Martyrs of Sebaste

Christianity vs an Elk’s Club that Meets on Sundays

So they called them back and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. Peter and John, however, said to them in reply, "Whether it is right in the sight of God for us to obey you rather than God, you be the judges. It is impossible for us … Continue reading Christianity vs an Elk’s Club that Meets on Sundays

Religious Extremism and You

Repost from my blog. by baldilocks I try not to scream in frustration in response to some usage of the word 'extremism.' People use it without even thinking about what it actually means. And it almost always has the word 'Christian' is front of it, and, less often, 'Muslim.' According to the ignorant, extremism is … Continue reading Religious Extremism and You