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November 18, 2007, 7:06 pm
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.. a sick-week here at chez Binks, with your host collecting news only intermittently. It’s almost ready to go online, but today has been the worst (who’s the patron-saint of intestinal woes?).

In the meanwhile, the world-loving Canadian Anglican Church has begun running repeatedly into the iceberg. Either abandon ship, or start playing ‘Nearer My God To Thee‘, because Captain Hiltz and his ilk are listening only to the gods of multiculturalism and synods and church bureaucrats and whiny minorities and other such false deities.

The Anglican Church, as a revolutionary thought-experiment, has failed the test of time. Don’t crawl out onto twigs and debris bearing the familiar logos and comfortable fit, nor take on Anglo-Baptist religion from Africa or Australia or wherever: head back down the trunk of the tree and find the true roots.

This WebElf has been honoured: I’ve fought for and beside so many of you down the years: as I’ve said before, this site will no longer be a combing of the ruins of Anglican protestantism, except in the occasional news item. Christianity is Not Us, and (officially at least) We’re Not Christianity.

The proverbial fat lady has sung: it’s over. Would the last one out please get the lights?

Binks

P.S. The Patron saint in question: Bishop of the Church, Saint Erasmus, His feast day is still celebrated by both Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches on 2 June. Ora pro nobis!


Monday, November 19th, A.D. 2007

Regular Religious News

THE FAT LADY IS SINGING— Traditionalists may quit Church, predicts Canadian Archbishop. A faithful retired bishop skedaddles into the Southern Cone.. official whitewash ensues; Hiltz’s former diocese is well underway into politically correct religion. In other news, Niagara diocese approves blessings for gay couples; bishop assents. Time to go, folks …. (Various)

FRESH GOODNESS: Pope Benedict XVI has completed his second encyclical, a meditation on Christian hope, Vatican sources said. The text, tentatively titled “Spe Salvi” (“Saved by Hope”), is about 65 pages …. (catholicnews)

LONG TIME AGO WHEN WE WUZ FAB: “Monitoring Blogs to Catch the Important Stories: Which 100 Blogs Would You Have to Watch?” Includes Anglican.tk! …. (neatorama)

POPE TO MAKE first visit to U.S. in 2008 …. (usatoday)

MICHAEL YON: “A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Infantry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John’s, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope” …. (michaelyon)

BIG BROTHER— Yahoo Accused of Giving PCC Administration Information on Calvinist Dissidents …. (freerepublic)

APPEASEMENT, liberal Christian style: Jefferts-Schori in Commie-Land, where faithful Christians are enslaved, murdered, and in gulags without benefit of trial. This is where the naivete becomes self-blinding and evil. D’ya s’pose she protested the 2008-thing? “Organizes of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing have published a list of “prohibited objects” in the Olympic village where athletes will stay. To the surprise of many, Bibles are among the objects that will not be allowed.” Probably not …. (Various)

A CATHOLIC Festival in Peking, 1772; Inculturation Done Right …. (holywhapping.blog)

GLEDHILL— ‘This “tick the box if you’d like a law to stop people being rude about you” is one way of filling the legislative programme, but there are serious implications for freedom of speech, humour and creative expression …. (timescolumns)

JPII in ‘trip hop’ trance video

EGYPT: MORE CHRISTIAN ACTIVISTS FROM RIGHTS GROUP JAILED– Like colleagues just released, MECA workers accused of ‘defaming Islam.’ …. (compassdirect, jihadwatch)

CHURCH LEADERS have denounced guidelines adopted by the Japanese Association of Acute Medicine (JAAM) that allows doctors to euthanize terminally ill patients …. (geoconger)

WHOOPS— “John Chane? Sam Lloyd? Jim lad? I’ll bet the NatCat’s rethinking that whole Mohammed Khatami invitation idea right about now” …. (mcj.blog)

PRESBY NEWS: Investment Committee Distances Itself from Palestinian Adventure …. (ird-renew.org)

WOMEN PRIESTS & Killing with Relevance …. (merecomments)

SING IT OUT! “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” – a hymn for Veterans Day, says Donald Sensing …. (! “Eternal Father, Strong to Save” – a hymn for Veterans Day, says Donald Sensing)

BELLIGERENT MUSLIMS intimidated church into holding Arafat memorial …. (jihadwatch)

GET SOME TODAY— The December issue of First Things has just appeared …. (firstthings)

WHY FATHERS Pray For Their Daughters …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

$AUDI-ISM SPREADS: Why Do We Allow The Saudis To Build Mosques In America When No Churches Are Allowed In Saudi Arabia? …. (freedomszone)

SWEDENISTAN: Christian web editor cleared of hate speech …. (thelocal)

HOLY WHAPPING: A Beautiful Vision of Christian Life… from the AD 100-150 …. (holywhapping.blog)

SOULLESS CLONES and Spineless Men – Fr. Tad Pacholczyk. People are intrigued and repulsed by the idea of cloning humans …. (catholiceducation)

MINIMUM DAILY Adult Requirement Christianity, by Mark Shea …. (catholicexchange)

WAITING FOR ROWAN: “rowan williams new orleans episcopal bishops” …. (mcj.blog)

ISLAMOFASCISM is to Islam what the Christian Identity Movement is to Christianity …. (freedomszone)

AL MOHLER— “Irreconcilable Truth Claims” — Watch for Anglican Developments; A Church Out Of Control …. (Mohler, AngMain)

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON: SWIMMING THE TIBER– signs of the times …. (themcj)

AMERICAN THINKER— A “cultural exchange” performance at a public high school by a Palestinian Folklore dance troupe Al-Ghad has backfired on sponsors, including liberal Protestant advocates of replacement theology …. (americanthinker)

ANGLICAN ‘REALIGNMENT’ begins. Global South Primates: Postpone Lambeth …. (timescolumns, geoconger)

MULTICULTURALISM as an Escape from Reality …. (kafircanada.blog)

HIS DARK MUDDLES— Philip Pullman and the Seduction of Children – Pete Vere. You know– C.S. Lewis sucks; God doesn’t exist, the church magisterium is evil, anti-Narnia, worship yourself, “meet your daemon-spirit”… same old serpent-hissing, only made into a children’s movie— just in time for Christmas! Christian Apologist Tells Parents Not to be Afraid of ‘Golden Compass’ …. (Various)

THE BISHOP of Pennsylvania, the Rt Revd Charles Bennison, has been inhibited from all ordained ministry and faces trial for conduct unbecoming …. (churchtimes)

A NEW ‘Naughty or Nice’ List Advises Christians Where to Shop for Christmas …. (christianpost)

COMEDIAN Rowan Atkinson– The futility of making the unacceptable illegal …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

THOSE WACKY ORFODOCKS— Nativity Fast …. (benedictseraphim)

PERSECUTION: What Happened in 2007— As Christians mark the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church, the president of Open Doors USA gives an update …. (christianitytoday)

THE BLOGGIN’ EMINENCE— Red Hat, Brown Radical. Cool blog— lots of snapshots …. (whispersintheloggia.blog)

CAREY JUNIOR— Andrew was mistaken in extreme …. (prayersthatmatter)

WHY BRITISH politicians don’t ‘do God’; David Cameron on the UK’s ‘moral collapse’ …. (archbishop-cranmer.blog)

ISLAMO-TOLERANCE: Gays should be hanged, says Iranian gov’t minister …. (jihadwatch)

Noah Has Trouble With The Ikea Ark

A SAINT SPEAKS to Europe from Dachau: Bishop Nicholas (Velimirovich) of Zhicha– Secularism and apostasy …. (orthodoxytoday)

WORD FROM the Vatican: Forced Conversion Impossible …. (christianpost)

CANADIAN PROF Dr. Ahmad Shafaat on Apostasy, and more. Taliban Supporters at McMaster? …. (kafircanada)

TOXIC WASTE, by Richard Kirk– Reviewing Christopher Hitchens’ book “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.” …. (orthodoxytoday)

THE SEASON: Key writers rediscover Christmas …. (canadianchristianity)

A WORD FROM ON HIGH— LAT to Pope Benedict: Don’t Listen to Conservative Catholics …. (newsbusters)

LIBERAL ANGLICAN says liberal things– Bishop Moxley: SSB controversy is “a power issue”. More Canadian Anglican news here, for those of you who like that sort of thing. Here meta-narrative is more better than yours, so there! …. (anglicanessentials)

NEW UNRELIGION: “When normal people respond to the pressure and bullying of the left, the left calls it “oppression” or “homophobia,” in classic passive-aggressive fashion. The left wishes to radically experiment with the very foundation of society (which is necessarily rooted in the sacred), but projects this into conservatives, as if they are the ones pushing for change. And the left grounds their crusade in an appeal to an objective morality which cannot exist for them to begin with” …. (onecosmos.blog)

SAVING Ecumenism from Itself, by Avery Cardinal Dulles …. (firstthings)

CATHOLIC, Orthodox Churches To Unite? (Interesting below-the-radar activity) …. (freerep)

THE BIG SHADOW— “Abortion, gun control and gay marriage may be the three most reliable issues that get conservative and religious “values voters” to turn out in the primaries, but this election cycle, there’s another issue that trumps this unholy trinity: the global spread of Islamic fundamentalism (or Islamofascism, as some prefer).” …. (freedomszone)

THOUGHTS ON Blowing up Buddhas …. (damianpenny)

BOOK REVIEW: Ronald E. Heine, Reading the Old Testament with the Ancient Church …. (uperekperisou.blog)

A LUTHERAN pastor who declined to celebrate the Eucharist with a woman priest has been charged with “criminal discrimination” by prosecutors in Finland …. (geoconger)

ACCORDING to the President of Muslims Against Sharia (Khalim Massoud) 20% of Muslims want him beheaded. Khalim is a moderate Muslim and a reformist much like Canada’s Muslim Canadian Congress …. (dustmybroom)

CLARK STRAND: The baby boom and the Buddhist bust …. (opinionjournal)

ON BYZANTIUM at the Roving Medievalist …. (dprice.blog)

TALKING HEAD— ‘View’s’ Behar: Prayer a ‘Distraction’ …. (newsbusters)

THE MOVIE Bella is Beautiful, by Candice Watters …. (boundless)

BOTH THE POPE and the Dalai Lama are men of faith, yet the former believes in the power of reason to understand the natural world and scripture, even when trying to place “limits” on reason. The Dalai Lama? Wind whistles through the trees …. (godscopybook)

IRENE LANCASTER: How to do real interfaith dialogue: today’s Remembrance Day BBC Radio Four Sunday Programme. And “What is real dialogue and what is the Emperor’s clothes” …. (irenelancaster)

RUSSELL CROWE Plans to be Baptized in Chapel of His Australian Ranch …. (foxnews)

ON THIS ROCK: “It’s always great when the rock-music critics stay in lockstep with the Pope” …. (fathersofthechurch)

MUSLIM WOMEN– If You Can’t Live With Them – Beat Them: Transcript …. (freerep)

MEDIA-HOUND Tutu Backs Global Ban on Death Penalty …. (christianpost)

FAITH IN THE FLESH: R. R. Reno– “At her coming of age, an observant Jewish daughter feels the full blow of intermarriage; so does her devout Christian father” …. (commentarymagazine)

REAL PEOPLE, Not Just Facebook Friends: The Importance of Being There in the New Media Age …. (scriptoriumdaily)

TONY BLAIR will be a Catholic ‘by Christmas’ …. (timescolumns)

CAN GERMAN CHURCH art and architecture get any worse? “from Closed Cafeteria, photos from a German seminary, dedicated by Cardinal Lehmann. Looks like a stained glass rendition of a Cheetoh and an alter that came from a Gitmo interrogation room” …. (closedcafeteria, ratzingerfanclub)

STANLEY Hauerwas at School What’s a university for? by Thomas Albert Howard …. (christianitytoday)

FROM THE Bible to “Intimacy Kits” — Goodbye to the Gideons? …. (albertmohler)

FREE AT LAST: “Mark Steyn notes the almost gleeful death-wish exhibited by the liberal christianities he collectively labels The Church of the Flavoured Condom” …. (cwnews)

.. About four minutes in, watch the thurifer

Via

DOES NOT STOP FOR ZIONISTS? And can you fill ‘er up in daylight during Ramadan? …. (damianpenny)

WHY DO Anglicans Have Invalid Confirmations? …. (cantuar.blog)

RIGHTS GROUPS have criticised Egypt for forcing converts from Islam and members of some minority faiths to lie about their true beliefs in official papers …. (bbc)

GAIA THEORY: academic mysticism. James Lovelock’s Gaia theory started life as an interesting scientific hypothesis. A new book shows that it has since morphed into a mystical creed that sees Mother Earth as vulnerable and humans as wicked …. (spiked-online)

DOG BITES MAN: Nashotah Graduate Refused Ordination In The Diocese of Los Angeles. Dean Munday: A Church Out Of Control …. (descant)

SEE HOW MODERN the mullahcracy is? They even support abortion — in fact, they support it by killing both the mother and the fetus at the same time …. (captainsquartersblog)

WHERE technology meets religion. Malaysia, Iran, Turkey discuss first “Islamic” car …. (canada.com)

A FESTIVE Axe wielding killer on advent calendar …. (ananova, bovinabloviator)

CONFESSION and Forgiveness in Solzhenitsyn …. (fatherstephen)

CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY to Give Award to Goddess-Worshipping Theologian …. (freerepublic)

AMAZING GRACE film now out on DVD …. (magicstats)

ACADEMICAL TOLERANCE— University’s banning of Muslim comedy attacked …. (jihadwatch)

AHEM AHEM— in the spirit of civility …. (cwnews)

MAINSTREAM journalists are your intellectual and moral superiors …. (fivefeetoffury)

THE EXCERPT below comes from the leading American advocacy group within the Unitarian Universalist Church known as UPPA, the Unitarian Universalists for Polyamory Awareness …. (anglican-mainstream)

CRUNCHYCON: Where’s conservative art? …. (crunchycon)

THE INTERWEBS: Empowering the Jerk Within …. (dprice.blog)

KRAALSPACE: Laughing My Heart Off …. (kraalspace.blog)

ANSWERING the Atheists: A Reader’s Digest version of why I am a Christian …. (freerep)

WHERE WE ARE: @#$%&*! — “Higher civilization has always regarded the use of expletives in public (outside of, let us say, theatrical performances) as a form of assault on civilization . . . .” …. (prayersthatmatter.blog)

ARTISTS BAKED a Pizza Pope! …. (neatorama)

FO’ SHIZZLE: “Santas rebel against PC attempts to ban traditional greeting of “Ho, ho, ho” because it may be derogatory to women.” No word from b*tches, sk*nks …. (news.com.au)

WHAT ABOUT Our Suffering? …. (allthesethings)

HOLY HAPPYDAYS! The internet’s official holiday soundtrack is now live and streaming …. (boingboing)


World War IV — The Jihad, Part XXXVIII….

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

THAT PEACEFUL Nuclear Program, Right? ‘WatchDog’™ IAEA has known Iran has nuclear warhead blueprints since 2005. Amir Taheri- A blind eye on Iran’s nukes …. (captainsquartersblog)

BHUTTO: MUSHARRAF MUST QUIT.. the world must tremble when a nuclear power is torn by strife. David Warren chimes in. No good option in a Pakistan nuclear ‘nightmare’ …. (bbc, breitbart)

VERBOTEN! Five books on terrorism the British aren’t allowed to read…. (spiked-online)

THE FRAUD That Is Benazir Bhutto, The Taliban And The Leftists Who Love Her …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

A SCOLDING.. My Farewell to Little Green Footballs …. (fivefeetoffury)

MAD MAHMOUD: Will Ahmadinejad’s Claim Of 3,000 Centrifuges Trigger Israeli Strike? …. (freedomszone)

LATHER, RISE, REPEAT— “This morning, the world rose to news of yet more Palestinian on Palestinian violence. In what are ongoing examples of Arab world dysfunctions, we are being asked to believe that a Palestinian state is the magic bullet that will transform the Arab Middle East from backward and failed societies and cultures into a thriving, peaceful and democratic region” …. (sigcarlfred.blog)

JIHADWATCH: The Religion of Peace site needs our help …. (JiWa)

A MERE TEN THOUSAND reported attacks by Islamic terrorists and militants since 9/11 …. (frontpagemag)

THE REAL DANGER of Pakistan’s Chaos …. (faithfreedom)

VIDEO: Richard Miniter interviews Vaclav Havel and Havel is talking pretty tough regarding Russia and Iran …. (instapundit)

QUITE A WAY to go for NATO in Afstan …. (toyoufromfailinghands)

HIZB’ALLAH is Iran’s Army in Lebanon, not a Militia or Resistance …. (canadafreepress)

HATERS UNITED— Denmark: “The strange alliance between the left and reactionary Muslims has taken center stage” …. (jihadwatch)

THEY KNOW THEIR HELPERS: Al Qaeda would welcome Internet takeover by UN …. (canadafreepress)

THE PERPETUAL sucker game? by Donald Sensing …. (donaldsensing)

JAY LAKE tours a Titan missile silo …. (boingboing)

UNITED NATIONS – Many of the world’s most authoritarian governments favour democratic reform, judging from their latest speeches …. (canada.com)

IT ALL MAKES SENSE— Iraq: Jihadists attack male gynaecologists …. (jihadwatch)

VIDEO GAMES: Crucial Front in the War of Id …. (counterterrorismblog)

SPIKED ONLINE— Are ‘terrorist groomers’ warping our kids? In turning terrorism into a child protection issue, where we must shield fragile youth from sleazy al-Qaeda, Britain has abandoned the battle of ideas …. (spiked-online)

NEW CRITERION— The MUNdanity of ‘Model UN’ …. (newcriterion)

SLAPDOWN: Israel’s ambassador to Canada was speaking at the University of Western Ontario when the inevitable happened – a Canadian Hezbollah supporter raises his hand …. (dustmybroom)

ELDERLY HATER: Jimmy Carter’s Magical Mystery Anti-Israel Book Tour …. (canadafreepress)

PARALLAX: Roger Simon, on the lackluster response to the recent batch of anti-American foreign policy films that have been oozing out of Hollywood like chicken-fried steak grease out of Michael Moore’s backfat …. (proteinwisdom)

NEXT YEAR’S Olympics promise to write another shameful chapter in the annals of the sporting competition …. (commentarymagazine)

RAISIN-ROCKERS via WalMart? These Eagles don’t fly …. (canadafreepress)

ON THE NINETIETH anniversary of the Russian Revolution, journalist John Reed’s pulsating first-hand account still packs a punch …. (spiked-online)


LifeWatch ….

Many Of Your Betters Are In Love With Death

BE WARNED! A New Book Is Rallying Boys to a Dangerous Standard of Normalcy. Ed: Your humble editor played on the train tracks, explored secret tunnels, set off fireworks, climbed dangerous cliffs, threw snowballs (not very well), rode about in herds on bicycles, built forts, played with matches, fiddled with knives, fought, swore, bragged, played pranks, played with cap-guns depicting war, teased girls, had many adventures, threw water balloons, set off stink-bombs, made crank calls.. and that’s just a start. The non-religious puritanism and anti-boy/ male pogrom of the current educational and social mindset is evil, not civilizing. The televisioning and game-cubing of the current generation is poisonous and dehumanizing. …. (onlineathens)

LIKE A SLAVE, is an Unborn Child not a Brother? Charles Moore. “Will society view abortion two hundred years from now like we view slavery today?” …. (orthodoxytoday)

DAWN EDEN: “People of course have free will to engage or not engage in sex of any kind outside marriage, heterosexual or homosexual. However, when chastity opponents caricaturize, demonize, and otherwise malign those who seek reasoned discussion of the potential negative effects of nonmarital sex, it suggests that their purported pleasure principle is built on a house of cards. They can’t be that satisfied if they live in such abject fear of criticism” … and the latest from Planned Parenthood’s Teenwire …. (dawneden)

VIDEO: Mother wants new abortion law …. (bbc)

HEY, FEMINISTS! “The Handmaid’s Tale is already with us, my dear lady. You are just too blind to see it. Instead of men holding you down and forcing you to have children, they are forcing you to pop your pills and kill your babies. It’s simply the flip side of the coin” …. (socon.ca)

INSURANCE industry reports abortion-breast cancer link …. (magicstatistics, soberingthoughts)

ABORTION’S Sneaky Rise: Interview With Susan Yoshihara …. (zenit)

GARY WILLS FISKED over abortion op-ed piece …. (pblosser.blog)

Happy Birthday

ETHICIST Margaret Somerville on fetal protection laws …. (socon.ca)

URGENT ACTION Required on Embryology Bill …. (anglican-mainstream)

GOOD FAMILIES POSTPONE MENSTRUATION— “More research from Bruce Ellis at Arizona indicating that high investments from mom and dad enable teenage girls to postpone menstruation” …. (familyscholars)

THE GLOBAL Baby Bust – Phillip Longman …. (catholiceducation)

UNPROTECTED: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student by MD Anonymous …. (amazon.com)

N.B. ANTI-ABORTION activist refuses to pay tax fine …. (cbc.ca)

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PARADISE LOST— “The pro-abort/pro-contraception crowd was very successful in its early days in exploiting the challenges married couples faced to further their agenda. They offered this wonderful, luscious piece of juicy fruit: free sex and fewer kids” …. (socon.ca)

LIFESITE: Abstinence Programmes Finally Making Small Gains in Sex-Ed Saturated Britain …. (lifesite)

A KILLER ARGUMENTagainst assisted suicide: “In exposing the euthanasia lobby’s disregard for equality before the law, and for free will itself, Neil M Gorsuch has written the most important book yet on the ‘right to die’” …. (spiked-online)

BREAKPOINT Commentary: Of Pigs and People: Speciesism and Rights for Animals …. (breakpoint)

THAT SEXUAL GRAVY TRAIN Keeps Rolling Over Women …. (socon.ca)

CHINA’S One-Child Self-Destruction – George Weigel …. (catholiceducation)

PLACATE THE HURT FEELINGS! — Terms “father”, “mother, “wife”, “husband” Being Legally Suppressed in More Nations by Homosexuals; and I now pronounce you two persons …. (lifesite, soberingthoughts)

NEWSFLASH: Children need their own mother and father …. (anglican-mainstream)

CASH-COWS: Enforced Fatherhood …. (proteinwisdom)

DUKE LACROSSE SCANDAL— the dangers of PC: A disturbing new book reveals how political correctness led to a disastrous rush to judgement in an American university ‘rape case’ …. (spiked-online)

THE ABORTION WAR Against Blacks …. (socon.ca)

TOUCHING GOODNESS— “The JCB Song”, by a British musician is sung from the first-person perspective of a five-year-old boy talking about his dad whom he loves very much …. (jcbsong)

HOWARD DEAN: there are no bars in heaven …. (fivefeetoffury)

ANDREW Cusack discusses “Degeneration” as well as other contemporary protest songs with similar messages …. (crunchycon)

THE IMAO: Just Because You’re Against Abortion Doesn’t Mean You’re for Expensive Abortions …. (imao.us)

BARBARA KAY: “An Embattled Champion Of Male Values” …. (proudtobecanadian)

Choices

SCARY ALIEN BABIES— “For today’s career-girls-turned-mummies, babies are alien creatures and coffee mornings foreign lands” …. (spiked-online)

MORE EVIDENCE of UK Medical System Meltdown …. (wesleyjsmith)

SHE SURVIVED a feminist mother …. (americanthinker)

FROM FINLAND to west London: a culture of death? …. (spiked-online)

SUICIDE Friendly TV From the BBC …. (wesleyjsmith)

LOVE & MARRIAGE…Discrimination, James M. Thunder. “Should we discriminate in favor of gay and lesbian couples?” …. (orthodoxytoday)

ALWAYS TRUST YOUR DOCTORS— Hitler’s Doctors: Deadly Reforms …. (google.com)

STUPID Guy Tricks …. (beliefnet)

WHINERY— Gay Rights Groups Accuse Hillary of Hate Speech …. (imao.us)

BEWARE Untrustworthy Science …. (wesleyjsmith)

SAME HONG KONG hospital where SARS originated has highest rate of “Superbug”-infected infants …. (canadafreepress)

ON ADOLESCENT GEEZER RADICALS: “It would be nice if we had a little more objectivity in our scholarship and a little less certainty in our moral outrage, and if we kept the two a little more separate” …. (christianitytoday)

TUPPERWARE Taser Parties Come to the US.. “a Taser is a must-have for the girl-about-town”; video ensues …. (wired.com)


Oh, Canadia ….

Currently Under Less Mafia-Like Management

SOARING LOONY— Impact of the rising Dollar: First Minister’s Photo-Op In the Offing …. (canadafreepress)

BRIAN MULRONY calls Stephane Dion’s bluff; Brian Mulroney, Karl Schreiber, and prudent steps …. (stevejanke)

SOLDIERS. With pamphlets. Recruiting. In our schools. Save us, Maude Barlow! …. (toyoufromfailinghands, magicstatistics)

RUN, DON’T WALK— Book your one-way ticket out of Canada ahead of time …. (fivefeetoffury)

MORE ON Censorship, and Human Rights in Canada …. (kafircanada)

SHRINKING.. Quebec’s Existential Crisis …. (socon.ca)

REMEMBERING The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald …. (proteinwisdom)

IS IT THE CBC or CPC? — It’s sometimes called the Communist Broadcasting Corporation, but this is ridiculous. China and CBC editorial cartoon. CBC and Chinese toy recall …. (Various)

SMALL DEAD ANIMALS: “Finally, a role for the Canadian Wheat Board that I can get behind!” …. (smalldeadanimals)

THE FORBIDDEN TOPIC: Honour of the North …. (dw)

Fifteen Days in Afstan: Interview with Christie Blatchford

IT’S DA FUZZ! The CBC blog uses the term ‘pigs’ in reference to RCMP officers.. shoulda known: a liberal Anglican wrote it …. (dustmybroom)

DION’S ANTI-POVERTY commitment based on spurious statistics …. (magicstatistics)

OUR NATIONAL NIPPLE— “North Americans, and Canadians in particular, expect the
government of the land to care for them, from the beginning of life to its end. From “family allowance” for kids to the “Canada Pension Plan” for seniors, and at every point in between, there’s an expectation that “the government” will look after us” ….
(noapologies.ca)

OTTAWA Liberals “In and Out” Of Hypocrisy … But Mostly In …. (officiallyscrewed)

CANADA FACES $160B health-care bill in 2007: report. That’s a mere $5.33 million per Canadian. A bargain at twice the price …. (cbc.ca)

ENGLISH-SPEAKING Canada was given further evidence last week that an extraordinary change is taking place in Quebec. A whole generation of young people seems to be discovering the “Quiet Revolution,” conducted in the late 20th century by their elders, was in fact a fraud …. (proudtobecanadian)

HUSH-HUSHING IT: Liberals and NDP didn’t go public …. (dustmybroom)

TERROR-HAVEN: Canadian intelligence officials warn of an aggressive new lobbying campaign being undertaken by Tamil groups in Canada …. (stevejanke)

CANADA SUCKS: Somebody at Iran’s Tehran Times has got it in for Canada …. (dustmybroom)

FEDERAL AUDIT unearths chaos at Nunavut lending agency. Everyone else to blame …. (canada.com)

CBC COLUMNIST: our “unfortunate neighbours” in America are “denied treatment if they are poor”.. whereas in Canada, many people are denied medical treatment for no reason whatsoever …. (proudtobecanadian)

Robert Dziekanski and the RCMP

KRAALSPACE: “We had another Mountie killed yesterday – just a 20-year old kid, on his first assignment. All alone on duty up in a village in Nunavut; with no backup, he was sent to investigate a drunk driver who’d crashed his car into his own house. When he got there, the drunk shot and killed him” …. (kraalspace.blog)

JEAN CHAREST Still a Sell Out …. (kafircanada)

EAST COAST HOSTAGE SITUATION! Halifax to subsidise wealthy entertainer– $150,000 to lure >gack!< Celine Dion …. (magicstatistics)

NANNY STATE addicts terrified of tax cuts …. (stevejanke)

A CANADIAN INSTITUTION: Gutsy ad-campaign for Buckley’s vile, foul, miraculous cold-remedy. Ed: The taste really is indescribable: like the smell of cat-urine, boiled pine-tree, paint, mothballs, old socks. If you don’t vomit it back out, it literally SCARES the illness out of you. …. (boingboing)


Teh Blogs, Interwebs, ‘Puters, Media ….

“Internet? Is that thing still around?”

BIG BROTHER: Bloggers Beware! The UN Internet Grab Continues… Right Now, In Rio …. (canadafreepress)

EGYPTIAN BLOGGER Karim Amer is getting tortured in Prison …. (sandmonkey)

TRUST YE THE TALKING HEADS— Paris Hilton drunken elephant story pulled. ‘Mainstream Media‘ — why? …. (dustmybroom, powerlineblog)

POPULAR WEBSITE Craigslist.org Misused by Cyber-Criminals …. (ibls.com)

SHAIDLE: Rachel Marsden, Rachel Marsden redux …. (fivefeetoffury)

YAHOO AGREES to pay families of Chinese dissidents …. (magicstatistics)

PROTEIN WISDOM: Signs of the apocalypse, #41 …. (proteinwisdom)

DEBUNKING the Priesthood of Journalism …. (breathofthebeast.blog)

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The way I see it, I don’t find true roots in the RC or Orthodox churches per-se either. Frying pans, fires and all that.

Only in Christ – which is stating the blinkin’ obvious I know, only I think we will find in the times to come that our differences within these denominational rooms will become less important than that we are standing for Christ.

Not to negate the differences, only that they will not take the pre-eminence that they do now.

Comment by Peter

It’s not over yet, Binks. It’s not over yet.

Comment by mrsfalstaff

It probably won’t be “over” until someone can come up with a cogent estimate of the number of pieces into which the Anglican Communion will end up splitting. A “schism” implies two, so that term, which was hopelessly optimistic, is now passe. It’s like a breaking crystal decanter. The decanter is over on breaking, but the breaking isn’t over until all the pieces have stopped shattering and bouncing.

Comment by gerryhunter

I think you are being too pessimistic. The orthodox are not schismatic – we are joining another part of the Anglican communion, and will still be in communion with Canterbury. We ought to wait and see how things fall out after the network conference before surrendering to doom and gloom!

Comment by mrsfalstaff

Rather than observing that the orthodox “are joining another part of the Anglican communion”, it might be more accurate to say that various groups seeking to hold to orthodox Christian precepts are joining various other Provinces in attempting to maintain union with Canterbury. The Archbishops of the various provinces are recognized by Canterbury, but the bishops they have put in charge of these groups were not invited to Lambeth. As for the network conference, fine, but what about the federation?

Here in the New Westminster area, even the groups that broke with Michael Ingham’s heresy split apart, some carrying on in the ACofC, and some going to Rwanda. AMiA is effectively split, between those who embrace, and those who reject, women’s ordination. (And how much “unity” is there when one group does not regcognize clergy from another group?) And one is hard put to keep track of non-North American entities giving oversight to North American churches and groupings in Anglicanism. Everywhere one looks, things are dividing.

There’s a very real chance, too, that if TEC in the US is distanced from Canterbury, then being a part of the “Anglican Communion” will mean about as much as being a member of the British Commonwealth, which, compared to the older times of Empire, means not very much at all. It’s not hard to find the call, “Who needs Canterbury” being voiced in the US, and if they move away, they have enough gravity to take others with them.

So actually, I don’t see a case for pessimism at all.

Comment by gerryhunter




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