Richard Dawkins: Bigot and Coward

Atheist blowhard Richard Dawkins never has the least hesitation in bashing Christians and Jews, but when the subject of Islam comes up, at least when he is being interviewed by Al-Jazeerah that will blast his comments throughout the Islamic world, well that

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Book Review: Return To Order

Title: Return To Order: From a Frenzied Economy to an Organic Christian Society Author: John Horvat II Publisher: York Press Publication Date: January 2013 For my first TAC book review, I will be looking at a book that is being seriously promoted by the

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Pro-Life Democrats?

Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report explains to us why the concept of “pro-life” Democrats is almost entirely a sick joke: Here’s what it seems happened. When the bill limiting abortions to the first 20 weeks hit the Arkansas legislature last

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Can (Should) the Pope Influence the Election?

  This is a topic that I have been pondering ever since Pope Benedict announced his resignation.  The media, being ever so wise, has insisted that the Holy Father refrain from doing anything that could remotely be considered as giving

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Resignation Questions

  Pope Benedict will  resign his office today.  I wish him all the best.  I can only imagine the burden he lays down now.  Actually I can’t.  Being the Vicar of Christ and having the responsibility of shepherding His Church?  Only the

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Donald R. McClarey

Sally Quinn, Short Skirts and the Church of Rome

Sally Quinn at the Washington Post has a column in which she calls for those darn Catholics to cease to be Catholic basically, and begins it all when she recalls the humiliation she felt during her salad days, presumably sometime

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CS Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debating Christ

I look forward to seeing this play Freud’s Last Session when I have an opportunity: Toward the end of the play Freud’s Last Session, a fictional conversation about the meaning of human life between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis concludes,“How mad,

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Tell Us What You Really Think Hans

  Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  The Reverend Audette Fulbright, newly appointed Unitarian-Universalist ministress in Cheyenne Wyoming decided to write a letter to Hans Hunt, State Representative: Dear Representative, I hope you are taking care of yourself

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Rembert Weakland and the Lavender Mafia

There are much musings in Catholic circles currently about the existence of a “Lavender Mafia” and that perhaps the resignation of the Pope is tied in with a report to the Pope by three cardinals of blackmail and corruption of homosexual clergy

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Coolidge on the Declaration

We live in an age of science and of abounding accumulation of material things. These did not create our Declaration. Our Declaration created them. The things of the spirit come first. Unless we cling to that, all our material prosperity,

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February 25, 1863: National Bank Act

Originally called the National Legal Currency Act, the National Bank Act was signed into law on February 25, 1863.  The Act created National Banks that could issue notes printed by the United States Treasury that would serve as currency, the

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Choose Your Pope!

Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  From those hilarious folks at The Lutheran Satire.  Just remember in the coming days of the Conclave that the bubble headed blonde in the above video will accurately reflect the knowledge base

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Justice Hathorne

He pointed his finger once more, and a tall man, soberly clad in Puritan garb, with the burning gaze of the fanatic, stalked into the room and took his judge’s place. “Justice Hathorne is a jurist of experience,” said the

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Armchair Pontiffs Come Out of the Woodwork

Perhaps because it happens in sports, entertainment and politics, we knew it was bound to happen with pontificates. However, judging the accomplishments of holy leaders is a little different than judging whether a coach should have used a 4-3 defense,

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POW Servant of God

In the midst of a World War, Emil Kapaun was born in peaceful Pilsen, Kansas on August 20, 1916.  His parents were Czech immigrants and virtually everyone in the area spoke Czech.  From an early age Emil knew that he

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POW Servant of God To Receive Medal of Honor

  On April 11, 2012 Father Emil Kapaun, the POW Servant of God, will receive posthumously this nation’s highest decoration for heroism, the Medal of Honor: The Pentagon is expected to invite several of Kapaun’s fellow former prisoners of war to attend

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Unsurprising Story

  Hattip to Matt Archbold at Creative Minority Report.  A nun is allegedly involved in vote fraud in Ohio:   A nun has been implicated by prosecutors in a troubling case of election fraud, according to local news reports. It’s

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So Who Exactly Is Pushing A Social Agenda?

The typical complaint one hears about conservatives, particularly from libertarians, is that social conservatives want to use the government to advance their agenda and force their beliefs down everyone’s throats. Normally the first issue that is brought up to defend

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Resignation Rumors

Well this was inevitable.  When something that hasn’t happened for almost six centuries happens, there are going to be rumors about why it is happening: VATICAN CITY – With just days to go before Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, the Vatican is

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Kalinka

Something for the weekend.  Kalinka, perhaps the best known Russian song.  It was written in 1860 by Iran Larionov.  It quickly achieved a popularity of epic proportions and has been sung with endless variant lyrics among Russians from that day

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Happy 281st Birthday General!

The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged

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An Irony in the Conclave

In 2005 the media did a fabulous job of putting forward liberal candidates to replace Pope John Paul II.  In fairness, they had a mixed slate of candidates that spanned the theological and political spectrum’s.  In doing so, they gave

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King Kirby, Captain America and American History

A guest post by commenter Fabio Paolo Barbieri on one of the legendary comic book artists, Jack “King” Kirby, his greatest comic book creation, Captain America, and Kirby’s trip through American history with the Captain: With Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles

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The Mask Drops

. All we have of freedom, all we use or know— This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. Ancient Right unnoticed as the breath we draw— Leave to live by no man’s leave, underneath the Law. Lance

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Papal Picks

Several people have been asking who I would like to see elected once Pope Benedict steps down.  This is always a delicate question, for numerous reasons.  First, it is quite clear that I do not, nor should I, get a

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America Meets Dale

    As long time readers of this blog know I have long been an admirer of the work of Dale Price at his blog Dyspeptic Mutterings, and I frequently go there to steal borrow blog ideas.  Dale turned his

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Blackbeard

There was Teach, the bloody pirate, with his black beard curling on his breast. Stephen Vincent Benet, The Devil and Daniel Webster In his short story The Devil and Daniel Webster, Benet has Satan conjure up the damned souls of

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Rape and Kung Fu

The hits just keep on coming regarding guns and rape courtesy of Democrats in the Colorado legislature.  Democrat Representative Paul Rosenthal opines in the above video that women do not need guns to protect themselves from rape;  citing mace, taser, the

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Klavan on Pope Benedict

Andrew Klavan, the mystery writer and humorist I have often quoted on this blog, is a big fan of the Pope: Pope Benedict, as I’ve said before, is the Last European, by which I mean the last great man and

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Return the Flags

‘But they’re wearing blue, grandpa. They are yankees.’ ‘No son. They’re Americans.’ Rough Riders (1998) The video above matter of factly displays the flag of the 28th Virginia captured by the 1st Minnesota on July 3, 1863 during the repulse

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Better to be Raped Than to be Armed

At least that is what Joe Salazar, a Democrat State Representative in Colorado, apparently believes:   “It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who

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Cutting the Papa-Bull

I’m off from work, so you get a whole two posts from me today. Aren’t you lucky? Pat Archbold has written an excellent post at the National Catholic Register that counters some of the arguments we’ve heard in light of Pope

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