Category Archives: Religion

The Example of Eleazar

The First and Second Books of Maccabees are the last books of the Old Testament and detail the resistance of the Jews to the Seleucid Empire under Antiochus IV. I was completely unfamiliar with them until I began preparing to … Continue reading

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The Grace of God as Training Wheels

This is something I’ve observed in myself that I haven’t seen put in quite the same way though I am sure it has been discussed by theologians. When I returned to Christ — or more truly came fully to him … Continue reading

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The Latin Mass has been restricted because my feelings

A year ago to the day by coincidence, I did a fisking on an article I found which had been published in late 2019 but was so outrageous, I felt compelled to respond. Here we have something more recent from … Continue reading

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There is no Scooby-Doo Ending

Whatever the animation company, almost every cartoon on television I watched as a child had the same formula. The bad guys would hatch some convoluted and ridiculous plot and the good guys would put an end to it just after … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Richard Dawkins

The biggest of the false promises of a less religious world was that everybody would be a lot more rational and less prone to superstition and irrational behaviour as belief declined. In 2006 when Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion was … Continue reading

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Disney and Reality

In which I respond to the lyrics of  ‘Colors of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas. A song supposedly written from the perspective of a Powhatan woman but actually written by two Jewish men. Disney typically isn’t concerned with following the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on being Smartphoneless

Almost five years ago, I wrote my thoughts on Facebook after a few months of being off it. In 2018, I was planning to do the same thing with my aging smartphone and had decided not to replace it when … Continue reading

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Life is Easier – So Should Religion Be

We are now well into the season of Lent for 2021 and so far at least, without any hint that we’re going to be deprived of the Mass again during this Holy Time. The Feast of St. Joseph was the … Continue reading

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The Allegory of the Bottle

I don’t know whether this will be seen as poorly thought out, absurd or just silly but I want to attempt to write it down anyway.  Imagine that Christianity or more specifically the Body of Christ is a bottle — … Continue reading

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Civilians aren’t Combatants

Edward Feser had written a response to a recent article by George Weigel trying to justify the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in the Catholic Herald. It is well worth reading though you could take or leave the article he … Continue reading

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