Whatever Have We Come To?

November 18, 2012

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Columnist Janet Daley, writing in the London Telegraph, Nov. 10, sums up nicely where we as a nation have arrived at  with the re-election of Barack Obama: “The United States has now acquired an electorally powerful liberal bourgeoisie who are convinced, as their European counterparts have been for several generations, in spite of all evidence […]

The Greatest Movie Line Ever!

September 16, 2012

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Ingratitude

September 1, 2012

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The Roman Statesman and Philosopher Lucius Anneaus Seneca believed that ingratitude should be a crime dealt with and punished by the State. Although most all today would disagree that the former should be the case, most today would agree that we live in a time where ingratitude is certainly rampant. Seneca in his book on […]

A “Memorable” Post

July 23, 2012

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Those of us who have been around for six decades or more will relate to this:

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The Slippery Slope

July 18, 2012

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New numbers reveal that the collapse of the Episcopal Church dramatically accelerated in the last ten years. The denomination is literally falling apart, with attendance down 25% between 2000 and 2010. . . . The numerical decline, bad as it is, matters less than the collapse in the moral authority of the church. The Episcopal […]

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Philosophy As A Way Of Life And An Adjunct To Theology

July 14, 2012

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The following text is from a book review printed in today’s ” Wall Street Journal”.      By BRENDAN BOYLE ‘Vain is the word of that philosopher which does not heal any suffering of man.” By the lights of this maxim, taken from the fourth-century B.C. Greek philosopher Epicurus, contemporary philosophy looks awfully vain. Upon opening the […]

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Vegan-ism — Trendy Lifestyle or New Age Religion?

May 23, 2012

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Recently I was asked the following question by a very sincere follower of the Vegan life style:  “What does Vegan-ism have to do with religion”?  Apparently this friend was being ostracized by others in her circle for seeming to replace her commitment to previous religious values with inordinate zeal for Vegan-ism. Normally I would not […]