Archive for March 19, 2010

Technically what SteveChris does is a podcast rather than a blog but I thought it was a good fit. This was filmed at his home studio just before I appeared on his podcast to debate/discuss the existence of God.


As soon as the podcast is up I’ll let you know and link to it. We had a pleasant but spirited discussion on God, sin, gay marriage, planned parenthood, why God lets bad things happen and the nature of sin and morality.

If planned parenthood opens in Fitchburg we will be on the opposite sides of the protests but for today we were just two guys talking about philosophy.

Update:
I don’t know where I got “steve” from

Let’s take a peek around the blogroll and see what we can see:

Dan Collins notes a double standard on gaffes:

But despite all of the available evidence that so easily destroys the meta-narrative of Obama’s brilliance, we still have yet to see him get the same treatment that Gerald Ford, Reagan, Quayle, or G.W. Bush did; where are all of the jokes about his educated idiocy? About Hirohito signing the surrender aboard the Missouri? About him listing the 57 states? No one seems to see the humor in any of this.

This reminds me a bit of why I think Obamacare is such a priority for this administration.

On the left side of the aisle Dissenting Justice takes issue with John Sheehan and his opinion of Gay Soldiers in the Dutch army:

Sheehan’s comments are absolutely bankrupt. 23 of the 26 NATO members allow out gays and lesbians to serve in the military. Only the US, Turkey and Portugal do not. Under Sheehan’s “logic,” NATO itself is ineffective due to the presence of gay soldiers.

There is no question however that the Dutch certainly didn’t cover themselves with glory in Bosnia. I’ve given my opinion on gays in the military here.

And Finally Peg at What if notes that both the administrations dealings with Israel and her showing in the North American Bridge association championships leave much to be desired:

his kind of excessive and weirdly paternalistic attitude to the state of Israel, directed so clearly from the top, seems to come out of a kind of unexamined personal animus. The long record that Obama has of friendship with virulent enemies of Israel has not gone unnoticed.

As the old saying goes; only time will tell. Let’s hope that the rest of the time this week is kinder to my bridge performance, too!

Hey Peg, at least you never played with a partner who liked to bluff when bidding. It really changes the game.

…thus does Nancy Pelosi “professed” Catholic misuse the faith. Update: She doesn’t have brass ovaries Joy, she just has no belief. Maybe I should send her a scapular.

I am not as angry as the Anchoress, I actually just spent the last two hours debating in a podcast a lapsed Catholic on the existence of God (more on that later tonight) so this doesn’t hit me so big. I am however wondering how sad St. Joseph must be at the moment.

Nancy just to remind you here is the link to what is required for Mortal sin. I think you’ve managed all three. If you want to know what real Catholics think click here.

I think the proper prayer for her would be the Litany of St. Joseph I’m going to pray it for her after this post goes up. I know it is very tempting to do otherwise but consider. You will not find hell any more bearable if someone you dislike is burning with you.

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…the evil zionists held a protest attacking Palestinian culture by daring to suggest that honor killings might not be a good thing:

Sixty of these Israeli Arab Bedouin women recently came in busloads from the Negev to Nazareth to join a total of 500 Israeli Arabs in a protest against honor killings in their communities. They constituted the largest continent of women, “thanks to the work of Hind el Sana, a lobbyist in Shatil’s Bedouin Women’s Leadership Project.

It got some coverage in the Arab press but other than Pajamas media I haven’t seen any major network talk about it. It is important to note that although the killings being protested took place in the west bank and Gaza and among Israeli Arabs there was no mirror protest in Gaza. I’m sure this was a mere oversight and that Hamas would certainly have no problem allowing Arab women to protest freely.

/sarcasm off