Monthly Archives: March 2018

Hellish vengeance fantasy takes a hit

What do you know? It seems that Pope Francis may not believe in Hell, easily the cruelest vengeance fantasy ever conceived. Scalfari says to the Pope, “Your Holiness, in our previous meeting you told me that our species will disappear … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Hellish vengeance fantasy takes a hit

Christian degradation

A guest post at Spiritual Sounding Board reprises something I’ve said repeatedly through the years: Christianity’s indispensable metaphysical claim is … You’re no damn good. Free will is meaningless, because each and every instinct we have is sinful anyway, and … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Christian degradation

Krugman unplugged

And this sustained reliance on the big con has, over time, exerted a strong selection effect both on the party’s leadership and on its base. G.O.P. politicians tend disproportionately to be con men (and in some cases, con women), because … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Krugman unplugged

Dismal theology-related tweet for the day

Lord, keep me from wasting my life on something other than you. Don’t ever let me settle for less. https://t.co/EnbnaFwG6u — Desiring God (@desiringGod) March 27, 2018 Right: If you’re not obsessing about pleasing Our Invisible Friend, you’re wasting your … Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Dismal theology-related tweet for the day

Back in the ol’ hometown, ctd

Breaking: Shooting at motel, cops find bullet hole in room window – and inside find 2 precious kids left alone. Do you know them? #local4 pic.twitter.com/pKQDXh0Z5z — Nick Monacelli (@nickmonacelli) March 27, 2018

Posted in General | Comments Off on Back in the ol’ hometown, ctd