Free Speech is Free Speech Even for Milano and Murphy

"For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice." Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" John 18:37b-38a Twitchy has had a lot of fun with Alyssa Milano over the years and yesterday they made fun … Continue reading Free Speech is Free Speech Even for Milano and Murphy

My Long Form Answer Dreher’s & Henneberger on “Leaving the Church”

Rod Dreher has been on a roll about the church scandals and reports on Melinda Henneberger who has left the church over it: No one can accuse me of being hasty. But after a lifetime of stubborn adherence on my part and criminal behavior on yours, your excellencies, you seem to have finally succeeded in … Continue reading My Long Form Answer Dreher’s & Henneberger on “Leaving the Church”

Tribalism is Natural

by baldilocks A little secret: I had to do community service for a misdemeanor. My crime: carrying a loaded weapon in public. (Hey, it’s California.) I plead guilty and, because it was a first offense, I received community service. Some might remember that I fractured my left wrist from a fall back in 2012. I … Continue reading Tribalism is Natural

Social Media Storm Chasing, Part One

by baldilocks Every day there’s a new online outrage. This probably started eons ago -- Internet time scale -- but since the onset of the Social Media Age a little more than ten years ago, outrage has become its own reward. Watching it is a guilty pleasure – voyeuristic, one might say – but when … Continue reading Social Media Storm Chasing, Part One

The Broad Application of Eternal Truths

John Dickerson:Mr Jefferson are you seriously suggesting we publish a paper declaring to all the world that an illegal rebellion is in reality a legal one? Ben Franklin:Mr. Dickerson I’m surprised at you. You should know rebellion is always legal in the first person such as: “Our rebellion” It’s only in the 3rd person: “Their … Continue reading The Broad Application of Eternal Truths

…and Makes Mercy Possible

Realize that with actions that come from our passions we must treat them as a deep wound that take a long time to heal. Sr. Lisa Marie Doty Earlier today we talked about love is not going along with a sin by giving into what is called weaponized empathy because if a Christian does so and … Continue reading …and Makes Mercy Possible

Charles Barkley December 3rd 2014 or Horatio Smith August 31st 1939?

Professor Horatio Smith: [under the guise of being Herr Boldenschatz] You know, the trouble with you propaganda boys, you've got so used to telling lies you don't recognize the truth when you hear it. Pimpernel Smith 1941 Jesus answered, "You say I am a king.  For this I was born and for this I came … Continue reading Charles Barkley December 3rd 2014 or Horatio Smith August 31st 1939?

Shaping the Truth

by baldilocks Originally posted on September 18, 2008. Changes are minimal; you'll see where--and why. Details are contemporaneous. **** What is truth? --Pontius Pilate Well it depends on who’s answering. And it depends on the philosophy of the answerer. If the answerer does not believe that truth is objective, if he believes that the truth is … Continue reading Shaping the Truth

And Now Blunt Truths from Around the Net

Today as I scanned the net I found an inordinate amount of blunt truths expressed: Arlene Kushner On Israel and the west: But in the end, Netanyahu’s concerns translate to: No two-state solution, folks. Elsewhere I read that Netanyahu says the definition of “sovereignty” would have to change with regard to what was meant by … Continue reading And Now Blunt Truths from Around the Net

The Perils of Not Verifying

by baldilocks If your mother tells you that she loves you, get a second source. --Anonymous The Ray Rice abuse video is being cast in many ways: his fault, her fault, the NFL's fault, male abusers, female abusers, disparity in punishment between male and female aggressors, blah, blah, blah. Assuming that the Rices get the … Continue reading The Perils of Not Verifying

Facing the Giant

by baldilocks 41And He withdrew from them about a stone's throw, and He knelt down and began to pray, 42 saying, "Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done."  --Luke 22:41-42; Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane Marine General James Amos—Commandant of the Marines-- recently responded to … Continue reading Facing the Giant

Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment

Brady: Does Right have no meaning to you, sir? Drummond: Realizing that I may prejudice the case of my client, I must tell you that “Right” has no meaning to me whatsoever! But Truth has meaning—as a direction. Inherit the Wind 1960 I was all set to write another papist piece this morning when I … Continue reading Ted Cruz’s “Evil Empire” moment

The Common Thread of the left: Today Amnesty International

The latest in our series of the common thread of the left. The left claims that they care for the avg person they stand up for the poor and oppressed but what happens to these groups over time? Well that's our next... ...Item: Amnesty international a group that was founded with the noblest of goals … Continue reading The Common Thread of the left: Today Amnesty International

The Common Thread of the left: Today Israel & Hamas

The latest in our series of the common thread of the left As of this writing a "Truce" is in effect between Israel & Hamas. The left and media during this crisis has pilloried Israel NBC News reporter Ayman Mohyeldin seemed to take a strong position, rather than just reporting, on the United States’ role … Continue reading The Common Thread of the left: Today Israel & Hamas