Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
I will let you in on a secret: this is the source of all the confusion: the word "church" is used in reference to ECUSA, when its not really apt. There are different senses of the word "church." There is the thing on the corner, made of brick. There is the "Baptist Church." There is the "Church of England." There is the "Anglican Church." And there is the "One, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church." Etc. Guess which one of these the Lord was talking about when he held up "unity" as a virtue. Here's a hint. It starts with an "O" and ends in an "ne, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church."
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Friday, October 20, 2006
One is most dishonest to one's god: he is not allowed to sin.
The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs a randomized Family Circus cartoon with a randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quote. Refresh the page to see a new comic.
There is much that is deplorable on the Internet but also much to revel and delight in. Just as with God's greatest creation (pace Friedrich!).
Thursday, October 19, 2006
The day will come when the French, despite their superior attitude and insufferable finger pointing at less "englightened" nations like ours, will finally say "enough," and start the deportation of Muslims on a scale not seen since 1492 in Spain. The rest of Europe may follow suit but it will begin with the French.
Radical Muslims in France's housing estates are waging an undeclared "intifada" against the police, with violent clashes injuring an average of 14 officers each day.
As the interior ministry said that nearly 2,500 officers had been wounded this year, a police union declared that its members were "in a state of civil war" with Muslims in the most depressed "banlieue" estates which are heavily populated by unemployed youths of north African origin. It said the situation was so grave that it had asked the government to provide police with armoured cars to protect officers in the estates, which are becoming no-go zones.
The number of attacks has risen by a third in two years. Police representatives told the newspaper Le Figaro that the "taboo" of attacking officers on patrol has
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
The ugly fact of the twentieth-century intelligentsia's embrace of Marxist tyranny is one of western civilization's great mysteries. The ability of otherwise brilliant and creative luminaries to propagate the lies and rationalize the brutality of communism is baffling although I suspect guilt has something to do with it; its proponents have mostly come from the upper-classes. Whatever. Thanks be to God for bestowing artistic and intellectual gifts on many of them; we forgive them, or at least try to ignore, their trespasses. Sometimes that is well-nigh impossible, as with Leonard Bernstein, but Pablo Casals ransomed the Bach Cello Suites from obscurity and that alone, for me, expiates his myriad sins. You have to wonder, however, if Jackie Kennedy would have invited Casals to perform at the White House had he sided with Franco during the Spanish Civil War.