In which I take up the prophetic prose

Woe to you journalists! You take up the air of righteousness, while you yourselves are children of Hell. You make the rest of the people both great and small alike to fear your wrath. You make opponents of homosexual perversion to fear the loss of their jobs, you make police officers fear being railroaded, and you make even the politicians to cower before your wrath. Now you shall fear! You shall dread the terror of the libel suit when you defame the innocent, and civil incarceration when you abet traitors. Your plans have been confounded, and now the evil which you visited upon the meek shall return to you tenfold.

Woe to you who hire illegals! You take jobs from hard working Americans, and give them to foreigners who work on starvation wages. You build up immense profit while giving none of it to your employees. You sell products to those who are well paid, while you starve your own. Now you shall be made to regret it! Your workers shall be deported to a land you know not, and you yourselves shall be taken before the judge, who will hand you over to the guard, who will cast you into prison.

Woe to you who ship jobs to China! You employ dirt poor Asians while becoming rich. You make money off of Americans while you provide them no livelihood. Thus you shall do no more! A tariff shall be placed on your goods, and they shall not be allowed in until you have paid the last penny.


A reasoned analysis of bullying in schools

First of all, in discussing bullying, a distinction needs to be made between physical bullying and kids making fun of each other.

As for the latter, it’s not something that should be a serious concern to any reasonable person. Kids have always made fun of each other, and they always will. It’s venially sinful, and teachers should correct it if they witness individual instances of it, but it’s not something to be worried about, and certainly not something to mount massive campaigns over.

The former sort of bullying (physically abusing one’s classmates) is a bit more concerning, and should warrant corporal punishment, but it again is not a matter which should warrant existential concern. Kids (particularly young boys) always have gotten into fights and always will.


The parable of the tolerant man and the promethean neopelagian

Tradition, Authority, Reason

He then addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.

“Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a tolerant man and the other was a promethean neopelagian.

The tolerant man took up his position and spoke this prayer to himself, ‘O God, I thank you that I am not like the rest of humanity—racist, homophobic, xenophobic—or even like this promethean neopelagian.

I’m #NeverTrump, and I give communion to adulterers.’

But the promethean neopelagian stood off at a distance and would not even raise his eyes to heaven but beat his breast and prayed, ‘O God, be merciful to me a sinner.’

I tell you, the latter went home justified, not the former; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”

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Immigrating to America is bad for you

Earlier today I had occasion to attend the Spanish Mass at a nearby parish. What was truly amazing was how many kids were there, it was obvious that the Hispanics at this parish were faithful Catholics, likely more so than the Anglos.

The terrible thing is that, growing up in America, most of those kids will become morally corrupted as adults and will be damned. No doubt this would happen to some even in Mexico, but certainly not as many.


An incredibly well-planned bimbo eruption

A few comments about the recent October Surprises:

1. The fact that you waited until three weeks before a Presidential election to accuse one of the candidates of something that allegedly happened decades ago, immediately makes your story non-credible.

2. Kissing a woman without explicit consent isn’t in any way equivalent to groping.

3. Groping someone out of the blue is totally unacceptable, but it isn’t sexual assault (that is, it isn’t a forcible sexual imposition).


A journey into ridiculousness

You may have heard of the documentary hypothesis, the theory that the Pentateuch was written by several different schools, J, E, D, P, B, and S. You may have also heard that this theory was advocated by Julius Wellhausen. However, that’s actually a myth that only superstitious dolts believe in. We modern educated people know that Wellhausen didn’t really exist. In truth, the books attributed to him were actually written by hundreds upon hundreds of different authors, and then randomly redacted and edited by The Worst Editor Ever.

And if you don’t believe this story, then you’re stupid.