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On Scrupulosity

July 5, 2012

 

JAMES M. writes:

During Confession, a priest recently said to me: “I think you are too hard on yourself. Your penance is to think about that.”

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Tolerance, without Discernment, Is Not a Virtue

July 5, 2012

 

ALISSA, who is nineteen, writes:

I’m starting to believe that liberalism is demonic. The sexual revolution has resulted in the normalization of two malaises: feminism and homosexuality. A lot of liberals shout “Homophobia!” and “You have to be insecure in your sexuality” or “You are secretly gay,” but the truth is that societies which tolerate homosexuality go to accepting it and then finally normalizing it on a grand scale. Read More »

 

Cliffs

July 5, 2012

 

HIgh Cliff, Coast of Maine; Winslow Homer; 1894

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It Doesn’t Take a Village to Celebrate

July 5, 2012

 

SARAH SAMS writes:

Was it you or Lydia Sherman who suggested that women should spend their time and energy entertaining their own families? I know that I read it sometime last fall, because I took it to heart and began to plan and make every holiday or birthday extra special starting at Thanksgiving. Read More »

 

Don’t Take Me Out to The Ball Game

July 5, 2012

 

ALAN writes:

Lawrence Auster wrote about a game at Yankee Stadium four years ago:

“The very loud rock music played during the game made it a very unpleasant experience, not something I would want to repeat. They even play loud music during the innings, as well as between innings. It’s an assault on one’s senses and mind and simply destroys the experience and integrity of the game.” Read More »

 

July 5, 2012

 

Fishing in the Adirondacks, Winslow Homer; 1889 (Watercolor on paper)

 

 

Chicago Police Chief Says White Racism to Blame for Black Crime

July 5, 2012

 

SEE THE recent amazing comments by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on a black radio station. He says whites are to blame for black hostility toward the police and, indirectly, for the high black incarceration rate. He does not object when another person on the show says “the legal system is the new Jim Crowe system in America.”

 

What’s the Perfect Food for Unitarians?

July 5, 2012

 

IF YOU don’t know the answer, go to your local Papa John’s and reflect on its theological implications.

A reader below explains.

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Oh, I Was Only Kidding

July 5, 2012

 

MARK RICHARDSON, at Oz Conserative, writes about a feminist writer who for years penned articles against marriage and fidelity. Then one day, her longtime boyfriend decides he agrees with her.

Here’s a good question. How many women read her articles and did the same thing to the men who would have been their loyal spouses? We will never know.

Female writers have done so much in the last two hundred years to destroy the things that are most important to ordinary women that a case is to be made for a period of prolonged female silence similar to the days when the best women authors wrote with male pseudonyms. As a female writer, I would happily oblige if it meant that the vast majority of feminist harpies would retire or perhaps start a writers’ colony on a deserted island.

 

Feminism Has Brought Us a World Where Looks Reign

July 5, 2012

 

MANY excellent comments have been added to the thread on the neurotic, quasi-religious pursuit of fitness. In that post, MarkyMark writes:

I have a simple theory about why women are obsessed with looks, sex appeal, and exercise these days. For me, it’s simple: they have nothing else to offer a man besides sex appeal and looks. Does the modern woman know how to cook these days? No. Does she even know how to boil water? No. Does she know how to clean and keep house? No. Is she even a kind, decent, warm, and supportive companion? Hell no! So what, pray tell me, does a woman have to offer a man besides looks and sex appeal? From where I sit, not a whole lot. Ergo, women freak out if they gain two ounces of weight….

Pop star Miley Cyrus would probably say that’s enough to offer a man. According to The Daily Mail, she will not be having children soon after her pending marriage:

A source said: ‘It might be a little while after marriage for Miley to start having kids because she really loves her body and wants to spend some time being the “Hot Wife.” ‘

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Democracy Grows Ever More Pandering

July 5, 2012

 

 

KATHLENE M. writes:

My nine-year-old son and I have noticed that modern day pictures of presidents — since at least Kennedy — tend to have ridiculous smiles on their faces, undermining the stature of the position. I’ve sent three different images so you can see what we mean. (Nixon and Kennedy have goofy grins in one of the group images.) Read More »