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Is It Improper to Wonder If Extreme Depravity Is Subhuman?

August 6, 2012

 

A READER writes:

I’ve noticed you’ve avoided the whole VFR firestorm. I found the conversation interesting but I thought that it was not a conversation to be engaged in within the public sphere. The reason why is this; some subject matters require proper discipline and education to be responsibly engaged in. Read More »

 

Discriminating Against No One But the Child

August 6, 2012

 

 

JEANETTE V. writes:

I occasionally browse sites run by adoption agencies. I am too old to adopt a baby but I look anyway. This is what I saw. Very disturbing indeed. Quite frankly even though I am 60 and my husband 55, I believe we would make a far better home for a child than any homosexual “couple.”

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The Rage Will Never Die

August 6, 2012

 

AFTER almost 50 years of aggressive, government-enforced affirmative action and non-stop celebration of every and any worldly accomplishment by women, feminist outrage lives on with no sign of abating. Jessica Valenti argues in a piece in The Nation that women continue to be victims of society’s relentless beauty standards. Beauty shouldn’t matter at all.

Be forewarned: There is profanity in this article. Valenti’s anger is so boiling hot one wonders if she might assault someone — but whom? The enemy is everywhere. Surely, Valenti will not rest until every little girl is a fuming, cursing revolutionary. Girls still want to be girls, and that’s a problem. She loathes femininity with a red-hot fury.

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Girls Partying with Girls

August 6, 2012

 

MARY writes:

In light of your recent post “Britain’s Plague of Drunks,” I must pass on this ad for Skinny Cocktails. It shows girls getting drunk together. What fun.

Through a guest who brought a bottle of this stuff to my house for a barbeque I learned that the creator of this line of drinks is a former Real Housewife (of God only knows where). Anyway, the priorities seem to be, in no particular order: skinniness; flip flops; tanness; alchohol consumption; grinning; girl fun; bikinis; laughing; and dancing-with-a-drunk-sexy-expression-on-one’s-face. Read More »

 

A Powerful Catholic Ad

August 6, 2012

 

SEE this amazingly forceful presidential election ad by Catholics Called to Witness that goes so far as to suggest that Catholics who vote for Obama in November will jeopardize their salvation. This commercial is unlike any anti-Obama advertisement I have ever seen.

The commercial has one weakness and that is its reference to the talking point of “religious liberty.” Obamacare is not essentially a question of religious liberty, at least not for Catholics. Is that what Catholicism stands for — freedom for all religions? It makes me cringe to hear bishops speak this way. Do we wish liberty for cults that believe in human sacrifice? Should we countenance liberty for a religion that entombed live people in pyramids or one that believed in killing infidels? It’s a question not so much of religious liberty but of the government supporting immorality, actively encouraging people to do wrong, and of marginalizing one particular religion: Christianity. And, as a commenter points out below, it’s a matter of individual freedom of commerce. So far there has been no serious repudiation by Catholic organizations of the idea that universal health care is in itself anti-Catholic even if it does not subsidize abortion and contraception.

Nevertheless, this is a very compelling video that should give pause to many liberal Catholics.

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