Archive for the ‘Christianity’ Category

“The Americans” non-values

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Please read my latest article, “The Americans” non-values.

UPDATED:
Alison Gopnik asks, Can loyalty to a country or an idea ever justify deception and murder? It can, if you have no moral compass.

Bach Johannes Passion

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

On this Good Friday,

J.S. Bach’s Johannes Passion (The Passion According to Saint John)

Fausta’s Puerto Rican Christmas menu

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

now up at Da Tech Guy’s blog, with links to recipes!

Today is National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Adam Cahn reminds us; here’s George Washington’s Prayer for Guidance,

O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend me from all perils of body and soul….

Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the gospel; give me repentance from dead works; pardon my wanderings, and direct my thoughts unto thyself, the God of my salvation; teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments; make me always watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber, but daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life bless my family, friends, and kindred.

And a link to the traditional Saint Patrick’s breastplate.


Words-fail-me roundup

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Three items,
God banned from funerals for war vets under Obama VA’s orders

UNBELIEVABLE! Obama Administration Puts Israel On List Of Countries That Support Terrorism

Is a bond market panic next?

From the White House, National Journal’s Marc Ambinder reports that Obama believes he can get the Republicans to cave on taxes if he first lets the bond markets panic in late-July. Obama then hopes that Wall Street and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will force Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, to compromise, like he did on the FY 2011 budget deal earlier this year.

(h/t TigerHawk)

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Book of Eli preview

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Denzel, Gary Oldman, apocalyptic story, and action-adventure… what more can a woman want?

I haven’t been to the movies yet, but this review by John Nolte caught my attention, REVIEW: ‘Book of Eli’ Delivers God, Guns, and Guts. Oh yeah, that sounds good to me,

Like most of you, many years ago I decided that after the apocalypse it will be The Mighty Gary Oldman I’ll choose as arch-nemesis to my Road Warrior (or Tina Turner). Oldman has a high-old time here, and what a credit to this great actor that he can perfectly inhabit the buttoned-down Commissioner Gordon one day and leave no scenery left un-chewed as Carnegie the next. Every line of dialogue, facial expression and movement is delivered for maximum impact. Oldman understands this genre, what it takes to be its villain, and succeeds in finding a place of his own.

And oh how I loves me some Denzel.

Will have to see it.

Time to track Santa Claus!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

NORAD has Santa’s location. Go check it out!

And, via The Anchoress, Gregorian chant for the soul, and you can sing along,

Today’s UN speech, Czarism, and the roundup with VIDEO

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Obama Worldview Unchanged Since His College Years?

Israel on the chopping block. It was a very naive, Wilsonian speech

‘Czarism’, and why it’s not a good thing. Is it time to appoint a zombie czar?

Why we should Get rid of the mandate

The difference between “a society which organizes itself around stern lessons administered by bureaucrats preaching to schoolchildren and a society of free men who hire bureaucrats to take out the garbage”: Equal to ourselves

Omphaloskepsis – Navel Gazing In Obama’s White House

CBO: Obamacare Cuts Your Medicare Benefits (video via Ed):

The night they raided Alinskys

Look up the word, and then Feel the Gleichschaltung!

Bummer: New York Again Leads Way On Property Taxes; NJ Worst Business Climate.

Mortgages, The “Walk-Away” Crisis

James ponders whether we’re Losing our religion.

Got a question? Ask Hillary.

Via Maria, U.N. climate meeting was propaganda: Czech president. Vaclac Klaus isn’t buying the hype.

EU
Emerald Elvis says no to the Lisbon treaty:

Erik is blogging about the Clearstream trial. I predict that, no matter the outcome, Villepin’s pompadour will remain untouched.

International
The Death of a Top Indonesian Militant

THE CAR NOT EVEN COMMIES WILL BUY

And more shameless self-promotion
I was in Ed’s podcast this afternoon,and in Rick Moran‘s yesterday evening.

… and on the third day He arose and was like “Whaaaat?” and the people were like “Whaaaaat?”

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

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Check out the ugly church art contest, because your submissions make Baby Jesus cry…, via The Anchoress.

“The Truth”?

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Michael D’Antuono’s “The Truth:”

NOAH G POP FAM MICHAEL D'ANTUONO

I first came across the above painting a couple of days ago when a friend emailed me. I emailed back saying that we live in a free country and every mediocre artist has a right to paint whatever they best please.

But let’s take a second look at the painting:

The bizarre picture of Barack Obama in Messianic imagery (which is starting to become routine) imbued in Christian symbols while dressed in red, white and blue, is appalling to a Christian. The painting was to be unveiled in New York tomorrow, which happens to be President Obama’s 100th day in office.

Michael D’Antuono has decided that he won’t unveil the painting now. Thousands of people have seen the painting but now he won’t unveil it. Why? Because he didn’t intend to have a religious debate:

I just thought that through that painting people would see different things. The right and the left would have different interpretations of it based on their political lens. But I have to admit I was very surprised that instead of that I got thousands of email complaining on the religious front. And that was not my intent at all. I wanted to create a dialog politically but not religiously. I didn’t mean to make fun of anybody’s religion; maybe I did so naively but I didn’t mean it that way. In the bible Jesus is The Truth and comparing Obama that way isn’t something I meant to do at all.

Say again?

  • Obama with his arms extended, as Jesus’s arms on the cross
  • The crown of thorns, an instrument of Jesus’s torture
  • The curtain, which refers to St. Luke, 24, 44: And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst

And, to top it off, this statement at Michael D’Antuono’s own website:

“More than a presidential portrait, ‘The Truth’ is a politically, religiously and socially-charged statement on our nation’s current political climate and deep partisan divide that is sure to create a dialogue.”

The truth is that D’Antuono – by saying now that he didn’t intend to bring up a religious debate in the first place – is lying.

I’ll leave it to The Anchoress to discuss the painting from a Catholic’s point of view. My point is that D’Antuono tried to be a provocateur but chickened out at the last moment.