Category Archives: Religion

ALL THAT IS SEEN AND UNSEEN

Go read this fine essay by Frederica Mathewes-Green on the religiosity of science and they scientificness of religion. (I know scientificness probably won’t be found in Websters, but I’m wordsmith here, I can create if I want.)

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THEOLOGICAL SMACKDOWN

I’ve never heard of Tom Piatak before about 10 minutes ago, but man did he ever just lay the wood to ├╝ber-atheist Christopher Hitchens. He even did it without being hateful and snarky (which in the age of the internet … Continue reading

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A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS – EXCEPT ELECTION SEASON

A Man For All Seasons There aren’t really many “must see” movies. We all have our favorites, of course, and we’ve all said “oh, you have to see this movie”. But really, no, you don’t have to, in most cases. … Continue reading

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NO HYMNS, I PROMISE

It isn’t very often that I dive into the treacherous waters of biblical exposition (The Good Lord knows there are enough idiots out there butchering the scriptures), but something caught my eye today, and so, because, as you know, I’m … Continue reading

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HE WON’T WIN, BUT HE SHOULD

Bob Waldrop is running for mayor of Oklahoma City. He’s not going to win. I know this because he has all the qualities that disqualify a person from holding public office in this country: common sense, integrity, and an heart … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Is the pain in my own life all waste? Has no strength or even sweetness sprung out of my past sorrows? And when I look back on my sins, may I not sing Te Deum laudamus for all the pride … Continue reading

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AXIS OF EXTINCTION

Mark Steyn coins the term “axis of extinction” to describe western countries that are contracepting and aborting themselves out of existence. Read the whole thing.

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I LOVE MY NEIGHBOR, IT’S ME I CAN’T STAND

Some form of the “golden rule” appears in the writings of just about every culture that ever bothered to write stuff down. It usually goes something like “do unto others as you’d have them do unto you”, or, “love your … Continue reading

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BOOK TALK

This article about libertarian themes in children’s literature is of interest to me as a middle school teacher, and as a person with libertarian leanings. I haven’t read any of Margeret Peterson Haddix’s work, but I know from long experience … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTDAY, JACK

The great man himself, Clive Staples Lewis, was born this day in 1898. He is about to undergo a bit of a revival, what with the upcoming release of the movie version of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, … Continue reading

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PARALLELS

“Then I fell at his feet and thought, Surely this is the hour of death, for the Lion (who is worthy of all honour) will know that I have served Tash all my days and not him. Nevertheless, it is … Continue reading

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MERTON, AGAIN

The more I re-read Thomas Merton, the more he seems like a prophet. To wit: “Strong hate, the hate that takes joy in hating, is strong because it does not believe itself to be unworthy and alone. It feels the … Continue reading

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GUMMI THEOLOGY

The Seven Deadly Sins, demonstrated by gummi bears.

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THE REAL BENEDICT XVI

I am rarely moved to tears by anything. Maybe half a dozen times in my entire life, and, I don’t think, ever, by the printed word. This article moved me to tears. Excerpt: In February, 2004, we attend Cardinal Ratzinger’s … Continue reading

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HOMILY FROM POPE BENEDICT’S INSTALLATION

This absolutely blew me away. Go read it. Here’s a taste: If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? Are … Continue reading

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WEIGEL ON B16

Terrific piece by George Weigel about Pope Benedict. Here’s a taste: Benedict XVI has long been concerned that the West risks the possibility of a new Dark Age. What he described in a sermon on the day before his election … Continue reading

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JEFFERSON STREET CHRONICLES, PART II

Today’s topic will touch on a question JSN asked me via email: “I’d be interested in how you made your conversion to Roman Catholicism and how it, and some of the the church’s strict doctrines play out with your Libertarian … Continue reading

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THE REAL B16

Benedict XVI known for love of cats, conversation.

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VIVA PAPA BENEDICT

I couldn’t be happier with the selection the Cardinals have made. If you’re puzzled or pissed off about the selection, I want you to do one thing for me. Don’t believe the stereotypes about this man. Judge for yourself by … Continue reading

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POPE AS WORLD LEADER

A Mr. Randy Harris of Greensboro, NC writes in and says, “Hey, Dave, talk about the Pope as a world leader”. We’re always happy to take requests here at DaveTown. Though, truthfully, this is only the second one. But nonetheless, … Continue reading

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