Monday, December 11, 2017

Does Modern Sexual Revolution Cause Sexual Harassment?

I've been saying this for years- the rape culture and the sexual harassment culture is one and the same.  Can't have one without the other.

Here Archbishop Sample makes the same remark:

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A new start

I haven't been blogging here very much lately, because I've had a crisis of faith.  My crisis stems primarily from my own conviction that I waited too long in life to get married, and as a result, our child is an only child.  Add to that all of the talk coming from the church as of late on the permissibly of divorce, the seeming hatred of people who "breed like rabbits", the tendency of the Pontifical Academy of the sciences towards apocalyptic overpopulation predictions, and my own fears that my form of marriage may no longer fit in what is permissible for a Catholic, and I've been practically frozen.

That changes with this blog post, which ironically will be the last one on this subject for this particular blog.  A new blog will be starting soon:  The Wisdom of the Ages (this post will be updated with a link when I start that blog).  This post will serve as an outline and a reading list for my research into a new set of pre-Cana materials which I plan on releasing for free on the web, and for a very nominal cost on DVD.  My intent is to have both blog articles and vlogs related to home economics, conception, and divorce avoidance.

My real intent is to one day remove the excuse "We did not know what Catholic Marriage was" from annulment tribunals in the United States.  This should NEVER be an excuse for divorce, and never an excuse for annullment

In no specific order, the source material for this comes entirely from the following orthodox sources:


Please add in the comments anything else you think I should read, as I engage on this project in the coming year.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Prayer vs gun laws- sometimes nothing CAN make a difference

I certainly think 26 members of Southland Baptist are now Catholics, part of the Church Triumphant enjoying Heaven, having lived through the purgatory of an atheist coming into their church services and shooting everybody.  The other approximately 24 people are still living through their purgatory- wounded, mostly with bullets.

I doubt you can find a single-pro-gun NRA member who would agree that Devin Kelly, or any other former soldier dishonorably discharged for domestic violence, should have been able to own weapons.

Neither does federal law.  US Code 18.922 should have prevented this man from owning weapons, let alone pasting pictures of his weapons on his facebook page.  The ATF should have been all over this guy *YEARS* ago.

You can pass all the laws you want, but  if there is no willingness to *ENFORCE THE LAWS ALREADY ON THE  BOOKS* then you might as well pray to the flying spaghetti monster to have Scotty Beam you up- there ain't no intelligent life left down here.

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Top Graphic Says it all!

I just had to relink to today's XKCD for the top graphic for this blog.  I quite often feel that way online.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Being a burden should not be a death sentence

The following argument is not just about abortion, but also euthanasia.

I don't think the questioner understood the link.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Identity Politics and the Spread of Hate

A wonderful article on solidarity from a left-leaning academic is a wonderful historical look at how the left wing has lost its way, but it doesn't go far enough.  What he is missing is that due to 40+ years of marginalization, the same problem exists on the right side of the spectrum.  Between fiscal libertarians, social libertarians, and paleo conservatives like me, the right wing is ALSO playing identity politics.  And the unwanted are the ones paying the price- in lives- for a lack of principles in the right wing.

The United States of Multiculturalism is showing great fissures now between urban and rural people- and we're finding out that urban liberals are more illiberal than the worst KKK member.  But so are, on the other end of the spectrum, the kind of survivalist like that guy my brother purchased a VW bus from in Southern Oregon who collected paintings by Hitler.  Life has become so chaotic, that it is insane.

The answer is true solidarity, which requires a complete abandonment of identity politics.  You are NOT as fat as you think...or...to paraphrase Mary Schmich in Advice, like youth, is only wasted on the young, you are NOT an autistic, a conservative, a liberal, a homosexual, a heterosexual, or any other sub group you pretend to identify with.  You ARE a child of God.  Your possibilities in life are endless.  Don't limit them by accepting an identity.
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