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WebElf Report: AD 04.01.2008
April 1, 2008, 4:43 pm
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EasterTide

He Is Not Here

~ BETTNET— “No Easter, no Good Friday for this Sunday school” …. (bettnet.com)

~ EASTER vs. Irony …. (catholicexchange)

~ MOHLER: “Must One Believe in the Resurrection to be a Christian?” …. (albertmohler.com)

~ LIBERAL WEENIES spit on Easter in a National Magazine. Never seen THAT before. “The newest view of Christ-activist, politician, not very Christian-is hard to square with the Bible’s. Now some believers even say the faith might be better off without him.” …. (macleans.ca)

~ WHY IS THE festival of Christ’s Resurrection called Easter? …. (cantuar.blog)

~ EASTER Answers – Big Truths for Little Kids, Part One …. (freerep)

~ GOOD FRIDAY 2008, By Richard John Neuhaus …. (firstthings)

~ CRUNCHYCON ON Church of Jesus Without Jesus …. (crunchycon)

~ FR. STEPHEN— The Holy Cross of Christ; The Truth About the End Times …. (fatherstephen)

~ PRAYERS THAT MATTER: “Hummm, what do you think? Is the Great Vigil of Easter too long?” …. (prayersthatmatter.blog)

~ WITTENBURG DOOR— “Bunnyman Killed on Copeland Ranch” …. (wittenburgdoor.com)


Religious News

~ GUESS WHAT? The Pope is Catholic! The Ottawa Citizen’s John Robson put things simply and clearly …. (damianpenny)

~ BIG, BIG NEWS— Stop the Presses! Six “New” St. Augustine Sermons Found! …. (fathersofthechurch)

~ HOUSES OF WORSHIP— Radio Silence; via …. (wsj.com, nrotc)

~ HAS THE NOTION of Sin Disappeared? …. (albertmohler.com)

~ A NEW SITE: Stuff Christians Like …. (neatorama)

~ IS ATHEISM: Is Atheism Only a Bundle of Sentiments?Even atheists get it right sometimes…. (townhall.com, timeimmortal)

~ IMMORTALITY and Other Aggravations …. (firstthings)

~ DESPITE THE ANGWARS, Niagara Network churches celebrate Easter in their buildings– Anglican realignment in Niagara, Ottawa and Toronto. We think it’s especially fun that the new primate of Canada wants to get in bed with Lutherans, but won’t have anything to do with his own people, when they protest …. (anglicanplanet)

~ DIOGENES: “your mama’s culling” …. (offtherecord)

~ SELWYN DUKE ON “When Others Pray for Your Conversion” …. (americanthinker)

~ THE PRICE of an apostrophe in Quebec …. (canada.com)

~ RELIGION: According to Harry Potter …. (worldontheweb)

~ A LEGACY of residential schools remembered; Residential memories unleash tears of anger and forgiveness …. (canadianchristianity.com, cw)

~ SKY FALLING!– NOT! “Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, president of the UCC’s Chicago Seminary, thinks that all the attention Jeremiah Wright’s preaching has gotten lately is a threat to freedom of religion” …. (reformedpastor)

~ COMMENT: Why religions must be free to determine how doctrine applies to their members– By Iain T. Benson, Centre for Cultural Renewal …. (canadianchristianity.com)

~ ECONOMIST.COM on “Angry Anglicans” …. (economist.com)

~ LOOK AT MEEEE! “Perpetually adolescent Madonna’s lifelong and recurrent cruci-fixations made me chortle at her” …. ()

~ REVISITING the “chief of sinners” …. (crunchycon)

~ HATE PREACH: Brite Divinity School To Honor Wright. Is the Rev. Wright Right? Another Perspective: Taking his grievances seriously …. (americanthinker, spectator.org)

~ A LIBERAL PASTOR rethinks the Tridentine Mass …. (pblosser.blog)

~ POLICE CALL Church Music ‘Disorderly’ …. (cnsnews)

A short history of the Church in England

~ FR. RICHARD NEUHAUS on Seminary instruction …. (pblosser.blog)

~ HOLY WHAPPING— The One Exception to the Mariachis-in-Church-Rule – St. Oliver Plunkett’s Head – and an Advance Screening of I Was a Teenage Virgin-Martyr …. (holywhapping.blog)

~ ATHEISM and Atonement, By Edward T. Oakes, S.J. …. (firstthings.com)

~ OF THE SIX HOMILIES delivered by Benedict XVI during the Holy Week ceremonies this year, only two had wide reverberations and reached the ears of millions of people …. (amywelborn)

~ THE GOSPEL According to Bing …. (merecomments)

~ THE RELIGIOUS ORDERS ponder Two Holy Cows …. (holywhapping.blog)

~ PLANETARY INFLUENCES— The hidden meaning of the Chronicles of Narnia …. (christianitytoday)

~ CHARLES WILLIAMS and the Divine Romance? Charles Williams: Five Essential Works …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ EVANGELICALS Like It Hot: Still skeptical of climate change. by Mark D. Tooley …. (weeklystandard)

~ ATTORNEY FEARS ‘prayer police’ could be reality in NY town…. (transfigurations.blog)

~ MATTINGLY— Blasphemy in the U.K. …. (gospelcom)

~ SCI FI WRITER, John C. Wright, Enters Catholic Church at Easter Vigil (conversion story) …. (freerep)

~ SCHOLARS, ARTISTS CONDEMN GAY ORDINATION by Julie Segert, CDN Staff Writer …. (offtherecord)

~ UNDER THEIR SKIN: Evangelicals get worked up over human microchip implants …. (freerepublic)

~ MAFIA RULES: “US Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori failed to follow the procedural rules governing the trial of Bishop William Cox for “abandonment of the Communion” of the Episcopal Church an investigation by The Church of England Newspaper has found” …. (geoconger)

~ CURT JESTER— My senses simply could not contain it: “Nathan Kennedy at Genesis and Eschaton came into the Church this Easter and gives us his conversion story and his account of entering the Church during the Easter vigil. He is also discerning a vocation to the priesthood and writes of his difficulties concerning the opposition by his family” …. (curtjester)

~ CANANGLICANISM vs. Global Anglicans: an attack on us all …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ PAGING OBAMA— “Is “the brilliant” (and I do mean brilliant) Rev. Wright’s current purported $1.6 million 10,000 sq. ft. mansion (cum elevator and butler’s pantry) under construction in a gated Chicago community a better reflection of his hated black “middle classism,” or is the Obamas’ $1.65 million stately domicile more indicative of Michelle’s former lack of pride in America?” …. (nro)

~ EASTER & Human-Animal Embryo Research…. (covenant-communion.com)

~ THE GOVERNMENT of Prime Minister Gordon Brown is ready to review the terms of the Act of Settlement and end the ban on Roman Catholics ascending the throne …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ HERE COMES THE tx bble (The Text Message Bible) …. (freerepublic)

~ CURT JESTER: “Can we play let’s count the heresies? The fun game that you can play along at home” …. (curtjester)

~ U.S. ELECTION— How Religion Became a Wedge Issue, By R.R. Reno …. (firstthings)

~ MENGELE WOULD BE SO PLEASED! The New Eugenics, by Nigel Cameron: “The stakes are much higher in the 21st century, as we face advances in biotechnology that threaten the definition of what it means to be human. If you were pro-life last century, you need to be pro-human now” …. (breakpoint.org)

~ ONLINE ELEVATION— “The Internet can steal your time. If you’re going to spend time on the Internet, spend it on things that matter” …. (christianity.ca)

~ GO GO HITCHENS! Column nails Obama & ‘pastor’ …. (closedcafeteria.blog)

~ CNN CRITICIZES Miley Cyrus’ Love for Jesus —The path to perdition starts with love of Jesus? …. (creativeminorityreport)

~ A BOOK REVIEW— “Methinks he has missed the point” …. (bettnet.com)

~ AL MOHLER: “Is Belief in God Just a Natural Phenomenon?” …. (albertmohler.com)

~ REASSERTERS and Relative Orthodoxy– Or, the problem with neo-orths …. (anglicancontinuum.blog)

~ FIDDLING WHILE THE CHURCH BURNS— New Proposed “Liturgical and Formation Resources” for the Anglican Church of Canada …. (felixhominum)

~ HOW THE LEFTIST Churches Set a Time Bomb for the Democrats – James Lewis…. (americanthinker)

Church of Scientology gets Rickrolled

~ LOOKING FOR EXTRA VOWELS, no doubt: “Kyrzgyzstan: Christian church vandalized”.. or, In Kyrzgyzstani: “Chrstn chrch vndlzed” …. (spero)

~ COMEDIAN & COMMENTATOR Ben Stein Takes On “Big Science” …. (acton.org)

~ THE MECCA of the Mouse– Worshipping at the church of Disney. By Seth Stevenson …. (slate.com)

~ BLOCKING Low Blows– Is it WRONG for Christians to be fans of the UFC? … (fide-o.blog)

~ OBAMA’S Messiah Shtick …. (americanthinker)

~ AMY WELBORN— “A loving heart is a hospice for the world”; and “Over at the Papa Ratzinger Forum, the inestimable Teresa Benedetta – who can turn out good, reliable, faithful translations of the Pope’s words literally days before the Vatican gets back around to it, lets loose on the Vatican’s less-than-effective efforts in communicating what the Pope is saying in a timely manner” …. (amywelborn)

~ SO HOW DO Italian Pastors Address Politics?…. (acton.org)


World War IV

~ CAVORTING WITH TERRORISTS— “Receive my warm greetings, as always, from Washington!” …. (Various)

~ MICHAEL YON: “Color of War” …. (michaelyon-online)

~ NOTHING TO SEE HERE.. move along– MI5 investigating Al-Qaeda attempt to infiltrate British labs, get killer viruses …. (JiWa)

~ AN EXPERIMENT— Fitzgerald: Reversing the roles of the Arabs and Israel…. (jihadwatch)

~ A NEW & outstanding site, the Investigative Project on Terrorism…. (nationalreview)

~ A HOUSE DIVIDED— “Al-Qaida, Taliban: Battle of the bloggers– An internet-fueled squabble between Taliban leaders and influential al-Qaida sympathizers over tactics in Afghanistan hints at deep disagreements that could alter counterinsurgency efforts in that country” …. (spero)

~ MUSIC SHOW BRINGS Sound of Freedom to Afghans…. (pajamasmedia)

~ AFGHANISTAN: The Redemption of France? …. (nationalreview)

~ WAKEY-WAKESES, Britannia! “Where are the messages of support from the Government to Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki over his courageous decision to take on the radical militias in Basra?” …. (telegraph)

~ PEERING INTO THE Caverns of Another Oil-for-Food Indictment (Hey, Is that the UN Down There?) …. (pajamasmedia)

~ TERROR-MONKEY Al-Qaida No. 2 Urges Attacks on Israel, U.S.; From Kofi Annan: Clear Confirmation that It’s Time for a Military Strike on Iran …. (christianpost.com, pajamasmedia)

~ PRE-OLYMPIC FUN: Wikileaks Releases Photos and Videos of Tibetan Protest — Warning: Very Graphic…. (americandigest)

~ SCUMBAGS: “Quick To Defend Alleged Terrorists, CAIR Even Questioned Al Qaeda 9/11 Role”; CAIR Remains Apologist for Terrorist Hamas, Seeks To Silence Critics …. (investigativeproject.org)

~ THE SAFER SKIES: “TSA Thwarting Nipple Ring Terror Plots” …. (stoptheaclu, proteinwisdom)

~ UTOPIAN BLOODBATH— Dith Pran “saw his country descend into a living hell” and “survived through nimbleness, guile and sheer desperation.” …. (althouse.blog)

~ A REAL AMERICAN HEROINE: “Hillary: My Finest Hour, Or How I Earned My CIB”; in other news, “China Releases List of Easy People To Beat Up”; Iowahawk: Hillary’s Hellcats …. (Various)


LifeLinks

~ KILL KILL KILL kill kill kill! “Leading Political Party in Belgium Calls for Euthanasia for Teens and Children”; Abortion and euthanasia: Dutch developments …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ LOOKIE THERE: ” Adult Stem Cells from Uterus Treat Parkinson’s in Mice” …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ EVIL CORP Planned Parenthood Abortion Business Makes $1 Billion Profit for First Time …. (transfigurations.blog)

~ UPPITY VEGGIE: “Brain Dead” Man Saved from Organ Harvesting — Interviewed on Television by John Jalsevac …. (catholicexchange)

~ PORNIFICATION: “Not an April Fools gag: Bikini waxes for 8-year-olds” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DEATH TO CRIPPLES! Latimer’s Parole Sends “Dangerous Message” …. (christianity.ca)


Via

~ LETTER TO THE ED: “I realize that the bulk of your readers are mortality-obsessed Boomers who upon reaching the age of 50 suddenly realized that, despite their SUVs and stock portfolios, they too will end up rotting in the ground.” …. (soberingthoughts.blog)

~ DEATH-MONGERING: “How many citizens think “euthanasia” and end-of-life policies are things about which to be concerned? If not, they’ve forgotten Terri Schiavo, three years passing” …. (merecomments)

~ EMBRYONIC STEM CELLS – the government is driving us up a dead end street. UK Embryology Bill – Free Vote concession dismays gay rights groups. Melanie Phillips: “If this monstrous Bill is not a matter of conscience for MPs, then what is?” …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ YOU’RE FEELING SLE-E-EPY… “Dutch Doctors Turning to ‘Terminal Sedation’ Over Euthanasia”.. murder by overdosing …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ CHRISTIAN WEEK— Unborn victims bill inspired by murder of pregnant woman …. (christianweek)

~ OHIO ABORTION Clinics Required to Provide Ultrasounds, Alternatives …. (christianpost.com)

~ R.J. GRIGAITIS wrote a sarcastic essay titled The Right to Abort Shouldn’t End At Birth …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)

~ FATHERS: Not an optional extra …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ WE NEED a Menaissance …. (acton.org)

~ ADOPTION and corruption: human trafficking busts in Guatemala …. (boingboing)

~ KIDZ IN SKOOLZ— “Underperforming” semantics by the Board of Education …. (bettnet.com)

~ CURRENT UK Marriage rates lowest since 1862 …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ YOU WILL Vote Kevorkian … Or Else! …. (creativeminorityreport)

~ WELL DONE, THEN: “Sex offender ordered to keep warning signs on car and house” …. (boingboing)

~ TRUTH and Consequences …. (acton.org)

~ ABORTIONS hurt men too …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ CAITLIN BARR— Georgetown pays for ‘Feministing’ NARAL speaker … in more ways than one …. (dawneden.blog)

~ THE ABCs on AIDS in Africa …. (acton.org)

~ PROWOMAN PROLIFE: Our consumerist, materialistic world …. (prowomanprolife.org)

~ NROTC ON Marrying down– According to Melanie McDonagh in The Times of London, the marriage rate in the United Kingdom is at an all-time low …. (nationalreview)

~ GET TO THE BUSHES, barnyarders! “CBS: Actress Kate Walsh Says Teen Abstinence ‘Like Asking Them Not to Grow’” …. (newsbusters.org)

~ EEJITS— The View’s Whoopi Goldberg said, here, she’s a “big fan” of Kevorkian “because he believed that he could help people who were… in a place where no one was helping them.” …. (prowomanprolife)

~ FUN WITH EVIL: Bailey and the Bioconservatives …. (evangelicaloutpost.com)

~ ONLY TWO European Mayors Decline to Participate in Campaign for Gay Pride Parades …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ REMEMBER— “Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.” …. (fide-o.blog)


Canuckistan News

~ HAPLESS-WATCH: A move to oust Stephane Dion? …. (stevejanke.com)

~ TRY THE OTHER FOOT— “A special Canadian Forces Recruiting unit arrived in Windsor this week for a display at the local Devonshire Mall” …. (toyoufromfailinghands.blog)

~ CRAZINESS: “Canada will be forced to rely on borrowed tanks for the war in Afghanistan until 2011, a federal tendering document has revealed” …. (toyoufromfailinghands.blog)

~ MIKE BROCK: “I Think Brenda Martin Likes Prison” …. (mikebrockonline)

~ JANKE : An important consideration when shutting off government funding — the spread of pornography! …. (stevejanke.com)


New Media, Teh Interwebs, Blogs

The YouTube Award

Via

~ SOUNDS LIKE A PLAN— New US Cyber-Security Czar has no cyber-security experience …. (boingboing)

~ STEALING BANDWIDTH— CRTC Should Investigate Internet ‘Traffic Shaping’ …. (mediacastermagazine)

~ NERDY GOODNESS.. WordService 2.7’s Convert: Blog Formatting Aid for Mac Users …. (americandigest.org)

~ BLOGGER vs. WordPress Wars …. (dlongenecker)

~ OUR WEBGOD GOOGLE— Google Blacks Out Homepage During ‘Earth Hour’ to ‘Combat Climate Change’ …. (newsbusters.org)

~ PLAGIARISM!– The sloppy hackery of the left …. (weeklystandard)

~ REVIVE TUBE.. For the next time YouTube deletes a video …. (ghostofaflea.com)

~ FEC REGULATIONS currently prevent bloggers from being persecuted by the FEC for making in-kind contributions if they support candidates or link to their websites …. (corner.nationalreview.com)

~ SHAIDLE— “Every girl online is fat, ugly and unsexy. Here’s how to get over it.” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ TEMPERING Predictions of Progress …. (acton.org)

~ LEFTIST site stymied by Google censorship …. (stoptheaclu.com)

~ NBC’S EQUIVALENCE Even Less Moral than Obama’s …. (americanthinker.com)

~ HOW THE CBC torrented a TV show …. (boingboing)

~ CUBE HAMSTERS of the World Unite! …. (americandigest.org)


Pop Culture, Odds & Ends, Geekery

~ WITH MANY THANKS, Robert Fagles, Rest In Peace …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ FRAMING TRUTH: The Well Built Essay …. (americandigest.org)

~ BOOB TUBE: “I’ll Stand Downstream While Jim Wrestles The Llama To The Ground.” …. (YE OLDE TYME TEEVEE)

~ RADICAL ROOTS and the Conquest of the Democratic Party …. (americandigest.org)

~ KRAALSPACE— In honour of Earth Hour …. (kraalspace.blog)

~ PANTS ON FIRE: “Hillary simply cannot tell the truth. Here’s her scorecard” …. (proudtobecanadian)

~ A FUTURAMA Lego set …. (gizmodo.com)

The Amazing Rambo Clinton

More on the mispokening here

~ GOOGLE EARTH unearths rare meteorite crater …. (smh.com.au)

~ LOOKING GOOD, acting bad: tiresome & self-righteous lefty icon Pete Seeger Stole ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, and left the Soweto composer to die in poverty: “In the Jungle, the Unjust Jungle, a Small Victory” …. (nytimes, 3rdearmusic)

~ SWPL: White Problems – Should children drink wine? …. (stuffwhitepeoplelike)

~ DEATH TO Stuffed Animals! The genius of Webkinz …. (slate.com)

~ A PLAGUE OF LAWYERS— Lord of the Rings as Property Law; Rape by Wombat a Frivolous Complaint …. (lawiscool.com)

~ SOVIET RELIC: Hell’s Well – Turkmenistan’s Gigantic Gas Fire is 37 Years Old …. (americandigest)

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