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September 22, 2008, 5:39 pm
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Give Up Yer Aul Sins – Birth of John Baptist

~ SAITH THE GYAPONG: “Please go out and buy my book! If you like my blog, please go out and buy my book so it stays in print!” …. (

~ SACRIFICING THE CHILDREN unto the Utopian Hope: “On the Children’s Sabbath, religious believers are summoned to pray for government-controlled health care, government-enforced gun bans, expanded government welfare programs, and for higher taxes and greater government regulatory control” …. (

~ THE CROSS and the Crescent …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ THE LOVELY DRAGON of Choice: The Freedom Not to Be Free …. (touchstonemag)

~ DANGER, WILL ROBINSON, DANGER!! “Canada’s Anglican Primate Fred Hiltz wants Rowan Williams to convene an emergency meeting to deal with The Single Greatest Evil In The History Of Both Christianity And The World, Way Worse Than The Crusades, Justifying Slavery, Not Ordaining Women, Declaring Homosexual Sex A Sin And The Church’s Obvious And Enthusiastic Support For War, Famine, Pestilence, Destruction, Death, Voting For Conservative Republicans And Every Other Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Thing That Ever Happened In The History Of The World, A History Which, Quite Frankly, Would Have Been A Hell Of A Lot Nicer Had The Church Stopped Being Such Unbelievably Evil Bastards And Shut Itself Down A Long Time Ago If You Ask Me” …. (

~ CATHOLIC BY ASSOCIATION– The DCCC’s dishonest attacks on a Catholic group: “Keith Fimian is an officer of an organization that promotes a group so extreme they encourage women to be more submissive” …. (NRO)

~ WHY IS Rowan Williams going to Lourdes? …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ NOTES FROM ABROAD on a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World …. (claudiarosett)

~ THE COSMOLOGICAL Model of the Book of Genesis …. (timeimmortal)

~ VATICAN MESSAGE to Muslims for Ramadan– “Christians and Muslims Must Work to Safeguard the Dignity of the Family” …. (zenit)

~ HOW DO YOU solve a problem like acedia? VIA …. (

~ QUEBEC columnist: conservative Catholics are coming out of the woodwork …. (

~ THE WEEK of Holy Cross …. (merecomments)

~ MICHAEL COREN: Opus Dei — no albino killers, just dishonourable separatists …. (NP)

~ FIRST PRINCIPLES– Love is stronger than Death, says Pope. The pope urged thousands of faithful marking the 150th anniversary of a miracle in France to discover “a journey of faith and conversion”. He reminded listeners of persecution of Christians in India and the Muslim world …. (speroforum)

~ NEARER, MY GOD—Get your copy of Buckley’s classic “Autobiography of Faith” …. (nationalreview)

~ CLASSLESS: IN A NEW BOOK Actor Dan Akroyd Says he Would Support Bestiality if Animals Were Sentient, Bashes Catholicism …. (LSN)

~ BULLSEYE! The Invaluable John Zmirak Has Fun with John Derbyshire’s Crusty Atheism …. (


~ DEMOCHURCH: “Jesus was a community organizer and Pilate was a Governor” …. (curtjester)

~ TELLING SPIRITUAL TALES: “Beer in the mail room” …. (

~ BBC QUARANTINE – fears outbreak of ‘Jesus Cooties’ …. (

~ WHY OUR ELITES Fear Faith– The divide between our self-appointed aristocracy and the “common” folk …. (frontpagemag)

~ THEOLOGY for Dummies …. (

~ GOOD BY HIS Excellency Cardinal Turcotte …. (timeimmortal)

~ TOTALITARIAN ATHEISM has taken another scalp. Michael Reiss, the Royal Society’s embattled director of education, has been forced out – for daring to suggest that children should be taught to discuss alternative views and subject them to the scrutiny of empirical reasoning …. (spectator)

~ GYAPONG ON new liturgy for the Catholic Church …. (

~ CULTURE OF DEATH Marches On …. (reformedpastor)

Feminism in Reverse

~ CHRISTIAN WEEK magazine wants to know what the top election issues are for Christians in Canada …. (noapologies)

~ IRRATIONALITY Run Rampant …. (reformedpastor)

~ JOHN F. CULLINAN: Benedict gets the French talking. “Does France Have a Prayer?” …. (nationalreview)

~ THEOCRATS– God and the presidency …. (rightwingnews)

~ BRAINWASH– Religious Left Voter Guides, By: Mark D. Tooley. “The United Church of Christ is out “to educate” the public” …. (frontpagemag)

~ TOMORROW’S headline: Harper Covers Up Jesus’ Marriage, Baby …. (am770chqr)

~ CATHOLICISM and Islam: Seeking Common Ground …. (brusselsjournal)

~ A BAN ON POLITICAL Endorsements by Pastors to be Challenged …. (creepingsharia)

~ SHHH! OPUS DEI– the super-secret religious society… that’s in the phone book …. (NP)

~ PRAYING FOR the Troops and the World …. (hughhewitt)

~ WEB CAMPAIGN Fights Brutal Regime in Burma …. (christianpost)

~ HOW TEHRAN helped destroy the twin towers …. (newsmax)

~ SISTERS OF CHARITY assaulted in India by Hindu extremists …. (blogfreeworld)

~ THE DAY THE EARTH stood still …. (

~ THE BATTLE for Sarah Palin’s soul …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ UNITED JEWS put divided Christians to shame …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ a new hymn …. (firstthings)

~ WAPO RELIGION BLOGGER Attacks Sarah Palin’s Religion …. (

~ AGNOSTICS at evensong …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ AQUILINA: “Fathers of the Fretboard” …. (fathersofthechurch)

~ INDIA & RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION– A rising power not yet ready for global leadership …. (spectator)

~ EVOLVING Beyond Darwinism– Let’s call the Darwinists’ bluff and find out who really believes in evolution. Time to separate the men from the bonobos, the chimps from the champs, Overmen from the Olbermann …. (

~ CREATIONISM and the advance of counterknowledge …. (damian_thompson)

~ CATHOLICISM-HATING Rebel priest to resign as MP …. (

~ ++CHAPUT comments on Senator Biden’s comments; Biden pulls a Pelosi? Sure looks like it …. (insightscoop)

~ AND SAD TO SAY.. Kenneth Copeland Caught Stealing Elderly Dying Woman’s Money? …. (youtube)

~ WOLVES IN SHEPHERD’S CLOTHING: “Five questions for the Catholic Church in England and Wales”; English Heritage listing stops ‘Bishop Arthur’ in his tracks …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ SUFFERING IN CHRIST– Father Raymond J. De Souza: The sad plight of India’s flock …. (natpost)

~ HIPSTER DOOFETTE– the vicar is quicker and thicker and slicker …. (

~ SCIENTOLOGY CULT charged with fraud in France …. (reuters)

~ UPPITY ANGLICANS? Take away their stuff! “Stand Firm: Details on TEC Loyalist, 815 Plans to Depose +Iker, Take Property”; and in Canada, Open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Primates of the Anglican Communion …. (transfigurations)

~ “SECULARISM” in Turkey …. (blogfreeworld)

~ AN UNSEEN ENEMY OF FREEDOM, By Henry Lamb: “From the highest rafters of academia comes another enemy of freedom: communitarianism. This is a belief system that opposes both authoritarianism and individualism, and promotes instead, a social organization that is governed by policies designed by civil society to limit individual freedom as required for the benefit the community. Dr. Amitai Etzioni is credited with founding this communitarian movement” …. (canadafreepress)

~ HOLY MARXISM– Another glimpse of ‘Futurechurch’ …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ THE C.D. HOWE Institute has come out with a study finding that Catholic school boards in Ontario tend to outperform public school boards …. (

~ MICHAEL COREN– The West is not decadent? …. (

~ HILLARY’S GOD– “According to Paul Kengor, religion was central to the creation of Hillary Clinton as a liberal activist and ambitious Democratic politician. Specifically it was her social gospel brand of Methodism that shaped her youth” …. (ird)

~ HAWKING bets mega-machine won’t find ‘God’s Particle’ …. (breitbart)

~ INDIAN CHRISTIANS Come under Attack from Hindu Extremists; Injured Priest Tells of Hindu-Extremist Attack …. (ird, Zenit)

~ UNIVERSITY students face four competing world views as they navigate their way through modern culture. They can only choose one of them …. (mercatornet)

Jihad 3.0, Terror, WW-4

~ EVIL MIDGET Ahmadinejad, Coming Soon to a UN Stage Near You…Again …. (claudiarosett)

~ CARRIBEAN War Games By: Kathy Shaidle– Putin and Chavez forge a troubling alliance …. (

~ MEMRI Needs You …. (lgf)

~ CALLING Israel’s Bluff …. (carolineglick)

~ DEATH in the Corn: Part II of III …. (

David Horowitz on Al-Jazeera Part 1

Part 2 here

~ EXPANDING VIOLENCE: Germany Discovers a War in Afghanistan …. (blogfreeworld)

~ THE THREAT of Russian intervention in the Muslim world — particularly in Syria and Egypt — is terrifying for Israel …. (mercatornet)

~ NOT ALL HUMOR IS CREATED EQUAL: “I have to admit I have a soft spot in my heart for those who gently mock the left; and no one does it better than Greg Gutfield” …. (

~ WE ALL LIVED in a yellow submarine …. (

~ 6 ATOMIC BOMBS worth of uranium goes ‘missing’ in Iran. U.S. spy satellites have identified suspicious sites not declared to inspectors …. (wnd)

~ RUSSIA ON WARPATH, DANGEROUS MOVES– Check out what Russia is up to post Georgia invasion …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence …. (

~ VERIFY NORTH KOREA’S Nuclear Weapons Programs?– Hey, They Can’t Even Find Kim Jong Il …. (pajamasmedia)

~ DEUTCHE MARINE cannot deal militarily with Somali piracy …. (

~ U.S. PLANS $7 billion missile-defense sale to UAE …. (creepingsharia)

~ OH GOODY.. Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Plant Will be “Irreversible” by February …. (Wz)

~ WHY LIBERAL PACIFISTS are better than you: “In a feature that runs every Monday in The Washington Post under the heading: “Department of Human Behavior,” a Mr Shankar Vedantam regularly provides grateful readers of that organ with scientific proof that the sort of liberal and progressive attitudes that most of them harbor are more, well, scientific, than the alternatives” …. (newcriterion)

~ PUNDITA– “The silence was broken only by the rustling of the wind, the cry of gulls and the occasional thump of helicopter rotors” …. (

LifeLinks, Culture Of Death

~ SHOCK & AWE: Abortion to Fall …. (

~ IT’S YOUR DUTY– Don’t Be a Burden–Die! “The killing became automatic.” …. (reformedpastor, AmDig)

~ WHY WE URGENTLY Need to Change the Culture’s Attitudes Toward Disabilities …. (wesleyjsmith)


~ SOCON.CA– Dumping the Pill …. (

~ WHO NEEDS abortion clinics when you have the internet? …. (

~ KILL GIRLS! KILL GIRLS! “Internet giants Google and Microsoft have pulled adverts for sex selection products and other services considered illegal in India after being threatened with legal action, activists said Thursday” …. (

~ REPRODUCTIVE technologies are creating children who have no real biological parents. They deserve better …. (mercatornet)

~ CLONEBURGERS: fresh off the somatic cell nuclear transfer grill and onto your plate! Yum! …. (

~ SOCIAL ENGINEERING: 2-Child Only Policy Coming to the Philippines …. (

~ POST-ABORTION grief very real, experts say …. (worldnetdaily)

~ PHYSICIANS seek to create International Society for Fetal and Perinatal Cardiovascular Disease …. (

~ BELOW THE RADAR: The Obama Pro-Lifers …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ A RETARD KID: Meeting Chloe. Other man wastes life saving a retard …. (nrotc, WaPo)

~ TWO CALIFORNIAN DOCTORS endure an eight-year legal vendetta for declining to help bring a fatherless child into the world …. (

~ RAISING BOYS: “A mother and paediatrician writes about what sons need from parents, and how families and culture often shortchange young men” …. (mercatornet)

Genetic Determinism explained… by John Cleese

~ A VOCIE FOR Divorced Dads …. (

~ RETARD-WATCH– Is Trig at the Heart of Media’s Reaction to Palin? Truth & consequences …. (, newcriterion)

~ HOMESCHOOLING: a learning experience for the whole family …. (mercatornet)

David MacDonald’s “Life is the Only Choice”

~ WEIRDNESS– The ideas of a well-established bioethicist are so weird that it makes one despair of bioethics itself …. (mercatornet)

~ WRITER BARBARA OAKLEY (author of Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend) is puzzled by the fact that psychologists (and many “social scientists”) continue to oppose growing evidence that psychopathology has a strong biological and genetic component …. (classicalvalues)

~ HANDSOME HORNDOG– more willpower needed? Some thoughts on David Duchovny’s sex addiction …. (shotgun)


The Ugly Mrs. Duchovney

~ AMERICA’S most public pregnancy …. (mercatornet)

~ EUGENICS, American Style– The abortion of Down Syndrome babies, from December 2, 1996. by Tucker Carlson …. (weeklystandard)

~ NO MORE BRIDES or grooms in California …. (

~ FUTILE CARE Dehydration Stopped in Alaska …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ MORE CHILDREN in Britain have televisions in their rooms than fathers in their homes …. (

~ OPPORTUNISTIC LIES FOR– YOUR OWN GOOD, OF COURSE– AIDS epidemic? It was a ‘glorious myth’.. The author of 1987’s The Truth About the AIDS Panic welcomes two new whistleblowing texts on the opportunism of the AIDS industry …. (

~ VIDEO: On Unborn Victims of Crime, Stephane Dion is NOT a leader …. (

~ THE SAD TRUTH.. “I don’t rely on the doctor anymore. These days, you have to look out for yourself.” …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ DEMENTIA sufferers may have a ‘duty to die’ …. (wnd)

~ RECORD 259 corporations honored for ‘gay’ support …. (wnd)

~ A PUBLIC SERVICE announcement from Bill Ayers …. (

~ BARONESS Warnock Calls for Executing the Elderly …. (rightwingnews)

~ DOES MAKING BABIES make sense? Why so many people find it difficult to see humanity in a developing foetus …. (mercatornet)

~ SOON THEY’LL be Naming Them Featherstonhaugh and Cholmondeley …. (

The People’s Republic Of Canuckistan

~ REAL CANADIAN HEROES: “As head of the Canadian Forces, Rick Hillier was never at a loss for words. Now he has two books to fill with them” …. (nationalpost)

~ POOP JOKES?!? Conservative Web Presence Still Riddled With Childish Shots; Did I mention how much I love the Tory web design team? Puffins, Poop, and Profane Parallels …. (sda)

~ THE POWER OF PEE-EM! Stephen Harper rests arm on baby’s head, sucks out socialist tendencies …. (dustmybroom)

~ STEPHANE AS.. RED GREEN? “A whole new Stephane: Liberal strategists have decided that Stephane Dion, a man with all the appeal of tepid oatmeal, all the oomph of a flat soufflé, all the pizzazz of a watery blancmange, could use a bit of a makeover. They want to transform him from Stephane Dion, Soporific Wimp, to Stephane Dion, Outdoorsman and Fierce Eco-warrior”; Blame Sumpin’ Else Part Deux: Dion and the gals to get manly makeover right after ballet class …. (scaramouche, sda)

~ SHAIDLE WONDERS– “Is anyone else sick of hearing about Mouseland, Tommy Douglas’s fable… trotted out each election by political activists still living in the 1960s?” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ AT LEAST we know Harper isn’t lighting up …. (

~ UK HEALTH care productivity falls as spending for socialized medicine rises by billions …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ OH GOODY! More Money For E.I. Nobody Can Collect …. (dustmybroom)

~ THE PUFFIN, the Traitor and the Prime Minister …. (

~ MEDIA-BALANCE: Canadian Press provides a list of Tory campaign gaffes …. (dustmybroom)

~ STILL WAITING for the search of the adscam records at Liberal HQ …. (MaD)

~ QUIPSTER: Behold the effervescent “wit” of manly man, Stephane Dione, as quoted in the Toronto Star …. (scaramouche)

~ WALL STREET JOURNAL on Harper: “Canada’s Change Agent” …. (

~ BETTY MAY has received a blessing in disguise …. (np)

~ WAIT! LET’S BE LIKE OBAMA! There’s something familiar about the new NDP website: Dion scores– “Now there is Jack Layton who, for bizarre reasons, takes himself for Barack Obama. No no Jack. You’re Jack. Stay Jack.” NDP scores own goal in election web war …. (rjjago)

~ DOES ANYONE here know how to run a campaign? …. (damianpenny)

~ NATPOST Editorial Board: RCMP has yet to learn its lesson on Taser use …. (

~ NDP FIRE Dana Larsen – A great loss… how will we ever get the chance to mention the words NDP & Reindeer Piss in the same sentence again? …. (

~ TORIES SPEND $8.2-million every hour in vote buying spree …. (shotgun)

~ LIBERAL LEADER Stephane Dion: Somebody bring me my pity …. (dustmybroom)

~ THE FULL Monte Solberg: A Western Standard retrospective …. (

Blogs, Media, Dead Tree, Tech

~ SWIFT on the Blogosphere …. (merecomments)

~ THE WORLD WIDE Web is almost 20 years old. It was originally created to solve the problem of sharing and updating information among collaborators …. (richardfernandez)

~ FREAK-ALERT– Shock Study: 35% of BLACKBERRY users would choose device over spouse …. (wcbstv)

~ HOWARD KURTZ Says Media “Getting Angry” …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ NEWSPAPERS WORLDWIDE oppose a Google-Yahoo deal …. (instapundit)

~ JOY OF TECH: How Apple Decides Which Apps Make It Into the App Store …. (

~ SELF-IMPLOSION: “New Sitemeter: textbook example of a poorly planned project” …. (

~ MEMORY HOLE! GOOGLE promises EU better privacy rules; Cuts search data storage to 9 months. Don’t want all those stale “facts” sitting around causing future problems …. (

~ HOW POPULAR is the new Google Chrome browser with Telegraph users? FireFox 3.0 it ain’t …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ NEW YORK OFFERS Drivers License with RFID Tag. Optional, for now …. (

~ BY NOW, EVERYONE realizes that Google seeks world domination, and their new browser, Chrome, gives us the reason why we should make the switch …. (classicalvalues)

~ US-GOV COULD SUE GOOGLE over thier advertising rules. Justice Department quietly hires 1 of naton’s best-known litigators …. (wnd)

~ SPACE: Testing the Interplanetary Internet …. (instapundit)

~ MERCATORNET: “Googling, skimming, flitting from one link to another involves reading, but not as we have known it” …. (

~ THE iPHONE Takes Screenshots of Everything You Do. I, for one, welcome my new Apple Overlords …. (

~ GEORGIA: the first cyberwar? …. (

Culture, Tech, Odds & Ends

Metallica does YouTube

~ SPIKED: “Why Metallica should never have cut their hair” …. (

~ WHERE HAVE ALL the B-Movies Gone? …. (merecomments)

YOUTUBE FUN with Sulfur Hexafluoride

Lots more

~ BUILD YOUR OWN Bat Cave With Secret Room Camouflage …. (

~ STANDING FAST against decadence: “The rule of artistic quality is threatened everywhere but at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where director Philippe de Montebello has stood for thirty years against the decadence of the contemporary museum world” …. (

~ EMILY PROJECT– the future is cute …. (

Honest College Ad

~ WHO KNEW MY ancestors were such rebels? Read on about a “beautiful young Jewess” and a thief of “few years” …. (nationalpost)

~ MICHAEL MOORE: the stupidest white man? …. (blogs.telegraph)

The Font Conference

~ THE LEFT’S Crony Capitalism Exposed: Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Implosion A Dem Creation …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ FUN WITH BRITISH Tourist Adventures: Axe Wielding Natives And Being Held Hostage All Part Of The Package …. (SigCarlFred)

~ APOCALYPSE LATER: A successful test of the Hadron Collider. …. (smalldeadanimals)

~ LOOKING FOR FRESH stuff to defile! Jackass, The Opera.. Nudity is coming to opera …. (

~ GETHUMAN.COM– for when you want to avoid that dehumanizing computer-calling phone-maze for your fave company …. (gethuman)

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