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 moreso 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.


Voting for nuclear war

As Zippy has observed, Hillary Clinton is sufficiently crazy to provoke Russia into war.

As Secretary of State, she continually prodded Russia by threatening to attack their Syrian allies for what amounts to no reason, and by encouraging a pro-western coup in the Ukraine. Moreover during the last debate, she proposed to institute a no-fly zone in Syria, and when the moderator asked her if she would shoot down a Russian plane for violating it, she blatantly ducked the question.

Meanwhile, Russian nuclear bombers have repeatedly violated American and European airspace, serving the purpose of demonstrating what a weak spineless fool Obama is.

I doubt very much that Putin respects Hillary anymore than he does Obama. The problem is that unlike Obama, Hillary is a crazy person who will annihilate half of the world without a second thought. Combined these factors could lead to the use of nuclear weapons, and the consequent destruction of most of the world’s civilizations.

And whether or not this happens will come down to a popularity contest and whether people believe some bimbos who claim to have had romantic encounters with Trump.


An incredibly well-planned bimbo eruption

A few comments about the recent October Suprises:

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.