Your holy hearsay is not evidence
Give me the good news in the present tense. . .
So shut the Bible up and show me how
The Christ you talk about is living now.
I just ran across a paper I did Sr. year in college in a Catholicism class. I thought it was a pretty good summary of where I still stand on many issues and it gave a pretty good snapshot of the Church in the meantime… It also has lots of big words which I probably…Details
I added a new list of links in the sidepane, this time of the highlights of Sola Nobilitas Virtus. Kinda just the best things I feel I have written, or those which are the most pertinent to contemporary issues (not all of the writing was apparently created equally). They are the following, and I have…Details
Dean Kamen is a badass inventor: + How Many People Have Ever Lived On Earth? Year Population Births per 1,000 Births Between Benchmarks 50,000 B.C. 2 – – 8000 B.C. 5,000,000 80 1,137,789,769 1 A.D. 300,000,000 80 46,025,332,354 1200 450,000,000 60 26,591,343,000 1650 500,000,000 60 12,782,002,453 1750 795,000,000 50 3,171,931,513 1850 1,265,000,000 40 4,046,240,009 1900…Details
It is talking about a bank, but I really think it is a better metaphor for something else that has much more power over our lives…
An InsideCatholic article addresses just this truth: Scarry’s analysis goes further. In The Body in Pain, she shows how torture violates every single aspect of the created world: “The contents of the [torture] room, its furnishings, are converted into weapons: the most common instance of this is the bathtub that figures prominently in the reports…Details
Give me an African-American president who knows that because his ancestors lived in Africa, they were deemed non-persons and unworthy of human rights and dignity. Give me an African-American president whose ancestors were derided as ‘monkeys’ and ‘apes’ because of their skin color and facial features. Such a president would know that a person’s humanity…Details
Obama continues to allow the assassination of U.S. citizens. Reminds me of a picture: Aaaaaand other things: Nerdy as it is, I am fascinated by the WOW! signal, a signal from space that could have been transmitted by intelligent life. Read a rundown of it here. I don’t know what I think of the moral…Details
Bishop Fulton Sheen on the Divine Sense of Humor (in 3 parts):
I thought I was done blogging for the day, and then I ran across this video while talking to a friend, THE FREAKING STAR OF THE SHOW. Apparently, Emma Harrison, the friend who I blogged about a few days ago because she started an online fashion store, is everywhere. This time, she is the star…Details