The President works in mysterious ways

I’ve noticed (though I’m by no means the first) that the religious and the politically partisan share some common thought patterns.

God is good and everything that is good comes from God. God gets 100% of the credit for good things (“Praise the lord, we found a cool apartment!”) and 0% of the blame for the bad things (“That tsunami was just a natural disaster. Maybe it was caused by man’s sin.”) If a prayer request appears to have been answered, well then it was God. If a prayer request goes unanswered, well mysterious ways. (Penn Jillette once said he wished he could play poker in mysterious ways.)
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What I meant to say…

Gerard Murphy of Catholic Monthly Newsletter has opinions.

Helping victims of a College Education

ONE tragic side effect of modern education is that it leaves many young people more obtuse than they were when they first entered college or university. They end up with their B.A.s, Ph.D.s or M.Sc.s, and not knowing God, or with no vibrant relationship with him.

Can you imagine going to school to study Mathematics and not being taught that 1+1+1 can equal 1?

Yet, having thus become no-brainers and no- hopers, they think they are so cool.

“Cool” is a word the kids today use, right?

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What is a foot race?

London 2012 Olympics: Games legend Michael Johnson believes Oscar Pistorius has an ‘unfair advantage’

Oscar Pistorius is a double amputee who runs track using prosthetic legs. Some say this may give him an unfair advantage over whole bodied individuals.

I say that it poses and interesting question into the purposes of track and field competitions. Say two people, Adam and Bert, are competing in a foot race. Each competitor trains 8 hours a day, has the best equipment, and is in top physical form. But runner Adam was born with a slight genetic edge over runner Bert, so Adam wins. Is it fair to reward Adam for a characteristic over which he has no control?

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Riveting

I haven’t been following the latest contretemps over the extent of Romney’s involvement with Bain Capital during the time he was running the Olympics. Mostly because I frankly don’t care who wins the election–nothing is going to change.

But also because I cannot imagine a less interesting subject than SEC filings. Someone needs to put together a non-partisan timeline of facts accompanied by the jury instructions which would be given in a hypothetical criminal trial involving whatever it is Romney is alleged to have done. You would think that one pundit somewhere on cable news would do this, but one supposes it is easier to just bloviate ignorantly.

Chick-fil-A offers free chickenshit with every purchase

Chick-fil-A offers free bigotry with purchase

Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position.

“We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.

I used to get irritated by phrases such as “the biblical definition of the family unit” because, well… Polygamy, Rape victims forced to marry their rapists, Conflict between divorce laws in the Old Testament and New, and even conflicts within the New Testament itself (no divorce allowed, *MAN* may divorce wife if she is unfaithful, No divorce allowed, No divorce among believers, but things get complicated when unbelievers are involved. Continue reading