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For the Very Busy Cook

July 9, 2012


I want to tell you about an amazing new dinner product from the American food industry, Higgs Boson Helper. When added to absolutely nothing and placed in a casserole dish, Higgs Boson Helper immediately adds mass to your main course. It’s microwaveable and comes in four savory flavors: Muon, Gluon, Meson, and Quark. As Scarlet O’Hara said, “I’ll never be hungry again!”


July 9, 2012


New York, George Bellows; 1922



The Hypocrisy of Christian Men’s Rights

July 9, 2012


A BELATED comment has been added to the recent thread on men’s rights. Jesse Powell responds to a reader who defends the idea of a Christian men’s rights movement. Mr. Powell writes:

Is the very idea of a “Christian MRA” an oxymoron? I tend to think so. It’s like being a Christian narcissist. Is there any such thing as a Christian narcissist? Somehow I’m thinking that narcissism doesn’t mix with “obeying God” very easily. Read More »


Are We Living in the Age of Oxymorons (and Regular Morons too)?

July 9, 2012



After dinner with some parishioners, we were tossing oxymorons back and forth, and I heard some good ones; athletic scholarship, Victoria’s Secret, Facebook Friends and some others, but the one I had to pass along to you was … gourmet pizza.

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Smiles and the Idolatry of Happiness

July 9, 2012


JEFF W. writes:

Presidents in earlier photos looked like men who were ready to deny themselves and bear their responsibilities each day. Modern presidents look more like they are trying to prove that they are happy. This is because socialism puts happiness at the top of its value scale.

The reason for taking money away from those that have too much and giving it to those who have too little is so that there will be greater happiness. The reason for government regulating and controlling everything is so that everyone will be shielded from events or conditions that may cause unhappiness.  Read More »

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