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A Glimpse of Hell

Via Religion News: HOT SPRINGS, N.C. (RNS) — For years, liberals — even liberal people of faith — have been wary of fusions of faith and politics, careful not to pierce the boundary between church and state. But at this … Continue reading

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How Not to Criticize Silicon Valley

Paul Ingrassia at The American Conservative has published a polemic entitled “The Religious Fanaticism of Silicon Valley Elites.” It should be noted that Ingrassia is himself Catholic, so he has no beef with religion per se. Just as the zealous … Continue reading

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Chesus

It does not take much detective work to understand that Marxism is, in many respects, another branch of the Judeo-Christian tree, most notably in its millenarian fantasies, but also in, one way or another, its sanctification of poverty. Many religions, … Continue reading

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Thought For The Day

“Humanism is a secular religion thrown together from decaying scraps of Christian myth.” John Gray, Straw Dogs (2002)

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The Difference Between Berkeley and NYC is Collapsing

The New York Times recently published a piece on Wiccans in New York City, “Witchcraft in the #MeToo Era.” Despite the name, the article has nothing to do with #MeToo – there are no tales or even allusions to Wiccan … Continue reading

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China: Holy See No Evil

Cross-posted on the Corner: It’s no great secret that Roman Catholic ‘social’ teaching, normally seen as a form of corporatism, is a touch difficult to reconcile with free market economics, even more so in the era of Pope Francis, a … Continue reading

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Palmyra’s Earlier Attackers

From The Spectator, a review of a new book, The Darkening Age, on Christianity’s early centuries.  I haven’t read the book itself (it’s not out in this country until next year), but judging by the review  it looks interesting, no … Continue reading

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The Transhumanist ‘Threat’

The Jesuits’ America magazine is a somewhat overwrought publication, and a recent article (“Who’s afraid of Transhumanism? (We all should be)”) it ran on the ‘threat’ posed by ‘Transhumanism’ was no exception. If I had to guess, Transhumanism, a fancy word for an … Continue reading

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The Attacks in Catalonia: “Blind” Violence?

Cross-posted on the Corner. Pope Francis on last year’s Nice attack (via the National Catholic Register): Pope Francis condemned the attack on Bastille Day Celebrations in France, calling it an act of “blind violence.” While Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the man … Continue reading

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Des Moines: Theocrats Busted

The Des Moines Register (my emphasis added): The FBI raided a Catholic Worker House in Des Moines early Friday in search of evidence linked to efforts to sabotage construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. About 30 law enforcement personnel, led by … Continue reading

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