Thursday, December 18, 2014
What clouds the vision
Waterboarding was easily
recognized as torture when it was committed by those savage Spaniards,
and by those savage Filipinos, and by those savage Japanese, and by
those savage Germans, and by those savage French, and by those savage
Vietnamese, and by those savage Cambodians, and by those savage South
Africans. It was even easily recognized as torture when it was committed
by savage Americans acting contrary to orders.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
I say, if you don't understand something, ask about it.
Monday, December 15, 2014
A quick word
The Gospel reading for the First Sunday of Advent this year was Mark 13:33-37. When I heard it proclaimed at Mass, what stood out for me was this:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
A tough act to follow
The afternoon agenda for today's RCIA retreat: Labels: RCIA
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
On the other hand For the most part, people assert stupid or foolish things because they're stupid or foolish, not in order to be stupid or foolish. The proper response, then, is to address the stupidity or foolishness that gave rise to the assertion. Merely addressing the stupidity or foolishness of the assertion itself won't help the asserter.
These are thy gods, O Israel, that have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
Here are the 20 findings and conclusions of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program:
Monday, December 08, 2014
The following statements are not true:
Saturday, December 06, 2014
An Advent Carol
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,