Gray on Grayling

A stunningly good review by the British writer John Gray of A.C. Grayling’s latest atheist manifesto: Reading Grayling, it is hard to resist the impression that he believes Western civilization would be much improved if it did not include the Judeo-Christian inheritance. Absurd as it is, . . . . Continue Reading »

The Foreign Office Sniggers

You’ve seen news about the British Foreign Office memo , which suggested events for the pope, on his visit to England—including opening an abortion clinic and apologizing for the Spanish Armada. The New Statesman points out People think it is a joke. That is to say, it was written as a . . . . Continue Reading »

Kosher Kars

A Brooklyn teacher’s stolen car was found during a New York police raid of a chop shop, and returned to her in its fixed-up, road-racer condition. “I’m Jewish,” the teacher, Amanda Pogany complained, “and I don’t even know how to drive a stick shift!” I . . . . Continue Reading »

Modern Technology and the Person

So I’ve been thinking through some of the work I’ve done in the last year on Modern American Technocracy and I’d like to publicly articulate some tentative conclusions. Some of these might be more lucid than others but try to cut me some slack since it’s 4am. The central and . . . . Continue Reading »

Mandatory Sterilization in China

Some of the most earnest global warming alarmists look to China as the model for radically controlling human population in order to SAVE THE PLANET!  But that is to long for tyranny.  Example: China is forcing thousands of people to be involuntarily sterilized for violating the “one . . . . Continue Reading »

The Permanent Scandal of the Vatican

In the latest issue of The Weekly Standard , Joseph Bottum has an essay on anti-Catholicism and the obsession over the scandals raging in Europe: The day the Antichrist is ripped from his papal throne, true religion will guide the world. Or perhaps it’s the day the last priest is gutted, and . . . . Continue Reading »

Mary Eberstadt on the Loser Letters

National Review Online interviews Mary Eberstad t about her new book, “New Atheism,” and the Facebook generation: LOPEZ: Does the Right not do enough of this type of writing? EBERSTADT: The Right doesn’t get nearly enough credit for the fact that the funniest writers are on the . . . . Continue Reading »

Solomon’s ‘wisdom’ and the law of God

Every time I read through the Bible I notice something I had not seen before. Last year I read again the historical books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles. This time something struck me that I had not noticed in previous readings. At the beginning of I Kings 3 we read that “Solomon loved the . . . . Continue Reading »

Another Ad

Joe— The wind ad took me a while; it was a second or two after the ad ended before I got that he actually is the wind, and all the things he had done before were wind things. Clips of wonderful ads are a little less of a joy and surprise now that YouTube has made seeing them easy, but . . . . Continue Reading »