I’m old enough to remember the days when the men of Canada were renowned for how they fought Nazi’s instead of imitating them by going after Christian Pastors.
The real irony is that the Gospel reading for the Saturday Morning Mass read throughout the world was this speech Christ gave to his disciples:
If the world hates you, realize that it hated me first.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love its own; but because you do not belong to the world, and I have chosen you out of the world, the world hates you. Remember the word I spoke to you, ‘No slave is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. If they kept my word, they will also keep yours.
And they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know the one who sent me.
The sheer panic of the left of the possibility of Bernie Sanders getting the Democrat nomination is really funny.
As he’s not a Democrat it’s their own fault for letting him in but to see them fret has been a bit cathartic and quite comical but the real comedy is this whole impeachment drama which has Damaged the Democrats in general and Joe Biden in particular is likely the only thing that might keep the Democrats from getting Biden on the 2nd ballot which has been my prediction for a long time.
Alas poor dems when he does the Bernie Bros will take their ballots and go home.
Sean Davis notes something interesting about John Roberts
John Roberts did nothing while the FISA court which he personally oversees illegally spied on an American citizen. He did nothing when DOJ determined the court was defrauded.
But when a senator asked a question? Roberts shut that down. Twice. What a disgraceful coward.
Christianity for the concept of the equality of all before God
British common law for the concept of the equality of all before the law
the Industrial revolution for freeing man from the limitations of his own physical strength
The Free market for giving man a chance to progress based on his own effort & strength beyond his means
My leading with Christianity set off several on twitter and you can check out the threads (and the old arguments of centuries dusted off by those ignorant of them) but it’s worth noting that nothing sets off the left than the mention of Christianity in a positive historical light. They’ve obviously never watch this CS Lewis Doodle
One more point that hatred of Christianity isn’t just confined to some rubes on twitter to wit
The Commission report that quote appeared in got a lot of attention when it was released, because the Chairman’s Statement (which I discuss at length in my Statement) was essentially a screed against Christianity. It was astonishing. To this day, I can’t imagine what got into him. But it served to remind me that Christians (and no doubt people of other faiths too) really do have opponents in high places.
Christianity has always had foes in high (and low) places and the willingness of those foes to embrace things they supposedly despise to oppose it I think speaks more to the truths of the faith than anything else.
Finally the Superbowl is this weekend and there are two young QBs starting for the 1st time in the game. Patrick Mahomes who will bring his high powered pass offense and Jimmy Garoppolo who brings a run game, a strong defense and two Superbowl rings won while learning under the greatest player in the history of the game.
Maybe it’s because I’m in New England but it seems like nobody at all is talking about the game, either on TV or anywhere else. Everything has eclipsed it. Which is a shame because I suspect this will be a much more interesting game than anyone gives credit for.