The Down Side of Perfectionism

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A new study reveals that perfectionists die earlier than those who aren’t perfectionists. According to the report: While trying to be perfect can also have health benefits, the mental stress for perfectionists when things don’t go as planned and their unwillingness to ask others for help . . . . Continue Reading »

The Church He Loves to Hate

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One can always count on our favorite Church basher, Ian Paisley, to think of new and creative ways to knock the Church. Most recently, he denounced Britain for inviting the pope because, regarding the sex-abuse scandals, the Church ” is anti-Christ in teaching and doctrine .” One . . . . Continue Reading »

More on CLS v. Martinez

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Today On the Square , Hadley Arkes gives us the breakdown of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in Christian Legal Society v. Martinez , confirming the very concerns he foreshadowed in his June/July FT article, ” Vast Dangers in a Small Place .” And at the Religion Clause blog, . . . . Continue Reading »