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    Archive for February, 2005

    Monday, February 28th, 2005

    There Goes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner”Once they were a byword for mindless docility. But cows have a secret mental life in which they bear grudges, nurture friendships and become excited over intellectual challenges, scientists have found.”Cows are also capable of feeling strong emotions such as pain, fear and even anxiety — they worry about the [...]

    Monday, February 28th, 2005

    The Swimsuit IssueThe Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue came out earlier this month. We subscribed to SI for years and have seen over twenty swimsuit issues. We finally concluded that all the 4/5s-of-a-breast pictures weren’t doing us any good. We couldn’t get the image of those women out of our heads. Let’s face it: computer enhancements [...]

    Monday, February 28th, 2005

    One Rock QuoteRock didn’t discuss much religion last night, but he did have this comment, which we found kind of funny:”A lot of Jewish people were offended by Passion of the Christ. I can relate, because I had to deal with a movie called Soul Plane this year. I will trade you Passion of the [...]

    Monday, February 28th, 2005

    Pro-Life Commies!”A pro-Putin youth group organized by the Kremlin, Idushie Vmeste (“Moving Together”), represents a kind of model for how Patriotic Orthodoxy aims to renew Russia. The group is against abortion (Russia has one of the highest rates in the world) and informs recruits about the Orthodox tradition of having large families. Members help at [...]

    Sunday, February 27th, 2005

    B.T.K. Serial MurdererWell, they caught the B.T.K. murderer in Wichita, Kansas. The initials stand for his mode of operation: bind, torture, kill. He’s Dennis Rader, a 59-year-old municipal employee.It turns out he was an active member and President of his congregation at Christ Lutheran Church.We looked up their website. Christ Lutheran Church is a member [...]

    Sunday, February 27th, 2005

    Don’t Know How We Missed ThisFrom Friday’s New York Post: The New York City man infected with the “superstrain” of the AIDS virus had sex with at least 10 men after he tested HIV-positive, according to new information released yesterday. LINK

    Sunday, February 27th, 2005

    Vulgar but Funny and OnYet more about Chris Rock and tonight’s Academy Awards. This time, from Slate Magazine:”Rock may speak the irreverent language of blue comedy, but more often than not, his ideas are red-state red.”Take, for instance, the opening numbers in Bigger & Blacker, the HBO special Rock did in 1999. He begins with [...]

    Sunday, February 27th, 2005

    Dysfunctional OscarFor those who missed the Catholic League’s William Donahue’s comments on tonight’s Oscars. LINK.Here’s the opening paragraph:“This year’s Oscar nominees tell us a great deal about the Hollywood mindset. As in previous years, the theme of good and evil permeates many of the films. With a Hollywood twist, of course. To wit: a positive [...]

    Sunday, February 27th, 2005

    Teens Don’t Still Worship Elvis?To be published this week: Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (Oxford University Press). The book is based on a comprehensive four-year study by 133 researchers and consultants. It appears Catholic youth won’t fare well:”On most of the measured criteria, Mormon youths — whose church runs daily [...]

    Sunday, February 27th, 2005

    An Art Linkletter AnecdoteAt bedtime last night, Eric Scheske’s Kindergarten son Michael informed his Dad that he knew the Holy Family’s last name. “Really?” Eric asked. “What is it?” Michael: “Christ.”

    Sunday, February 27th, 2005

    The HeartEvery sin gushes from a complex soul. The Pseudo-Macarius, a master of intimate theology, described the heart (a term nearly synonymous with soul) as follows:”The heart itself is but a small vessel, yet dragons are there, and there are also lions; there are poisonous beasts and all the treasures of evil. There also are [...]

    Saturday, February 26th, 2005

    Better than the Boston Tea PartyWe’ve been blessed with plenty of drinking items lately. Now there’s this story about the Japanese’s efforts to get around their government’s onerous beer tax. According to the article: “By using less malt and more of other ingredients, the rebels got around Japan’s legal definition of ‘beer’ – a malt [...]

     


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