Vice Presidential Moderator’s “Tilt,” Equality in the Elitist Snob Age, and Good News about ‘Expelled’

World Net Daily is just brimming with interesting stuff. First: it seems that the moderator for Thursday Night's Vice Presidential debate, Gwen Ifill, is planning to release a new book on Inauguration Day entitled The Breakthrough, which celerates an Obama victory.  So much for an objective moderator... According to WND, "she argues the "black political …

Reply to James Alexander on Fundamentalism and Public Education

James Alexander has finally surfaced to reply to my two "blast from the past" posts (here and here) on the aftermath to Public Education: A Christian Perspective. Before I plough into his response let me begin by making one opening statement. If there's one persistent bother I have with Evangelicals, it is that they are …

Blast From the Past for Rosh Hashanah 2008 and the Shofar: Blowing Your Own Horn

I originally posted this 21 October 2005.  It's appropriate with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur upon us, and it speaks for itself. Everybody likes to blow their own horn whether they admit it or not. Politicians certainly do, especially if they can do it at taxpayers' expense (this is at the core of the advantage …

Palin-Biden: The Debate Nobody Wants?

After Republican hand-wringing on whether Sarah Palin is "ready for prime time," this endorsement from the Obama camp: Obama campaign manager David Plouffe told reporters Saturday that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, is “a terrific debater” who could give Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Joe Biden (D-Del.) a run for his …

Police State Tactics From the Obama Campaign? Of Course!

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt is right in attacking Obama's law-enforcement supported "truth squad" in his state: St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics …

An Interesting Defence of Capitalism in the Face of the Financial Crisis

Since conservative Americans are deemed too boorishly provincial to defend our capitalist system (yes, The Elitist Snob is ahead in the polls,) it's noteworthy that Chan Akya is doing so in Asia Times Online. The article deserves an full read, but some snippets.  First, a different source than usual for this debacle: Just so we …

The Bible, the Qur’an, and the Abrogations

People who read the Qur'an find pairs of ayat (verses) like this: Surely, those who believe and the Jews and the Christians and the Sabians - whichever party from among these truly believes in ALLAH and the Last Day and does good deeds, shall have their reward with their Lord, and no fear shall come …

The First Presidential Debate: “No Knock-Out; But a Win”

This from Art Rhodes: During the initial third of the debate on the economy, my scorecard showed a draw. Obama was very well prepared and stuck to his short, succinct answers that his debate coaches had instructed him to give. While his responses were very general, he easily held his own with McCain. In the …

Thoughts on Infant Baptism and the Nature of the Church

Both Fr. Greg and Abu Daoud have weighed in on this post, itself a follow-up to my reflections on the Orthodox view of the Eucharist.  Let me respond to both and, in doing so, make some observations about these two important subjects. To start with the end of Fr. Greg's response: on a practical level, …

Response to the Comments on “Reflections on an Orthodox View of the Eucharist”

My four-part series on this subject got a few comments, which will enable me to expand on some things that obviously weren't clear in the first part. First thing to note: I got no responses from my Pentecostal bretheren on this subject, after the considerable back and forth on this subject here.  Sooner or later …

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