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August 10, 2008, 11:15 pm
Filed under: Anglican Crisis

General Religion Links

~ THE VINDICATION of Humanae Vitae; The Oasis of Humanae Vitae …. (

~ CURT JESTER— Remind me again why we have martyrs in the Church? I guess caving to an unjust law is quite acceptable, hey what was St. Thomas More thinking? …. (curtjester, geraldnaus)

~ CARDINAL KASPER— the good cop of ecumenism–tells the hard truth at Lambeth …. (

~ PLEASE GIVE NOW! “Bishops stuff their faces, then ask for money”– From the Church Nobody Goes To Anymore, to help cover “a light snack of cold lemon and thyme scented breast of chicken with fresh asparagus and porcini mushroom relish, summer bean and coriander, tomato, basil and mozzarella served with hot minted new potatoes. To follow: dark chocolate and raspberry tart with raspberry ripple ice cream, topped off with coffee and white chocolate raspberries. To drink: Pino Grigio or Shiraz, or cranberry and elderflower fruit punch”.. all coming after a protest march for the abolition of world hunger …. (fivefeetoffury, reformedpastor)

~ A GREAT PIECE by Douglas Farrow on Humanae Vitae …. (

~ MICAHEL COREN: G.K. Chesterton, an icon to too few …. (nationalpost)

~ WAH, BOO HOO! “Primate expresses ‘frustration’ that Canadian church’s voice hasn’t been heard at Lambeth hearings” …. (

~ SET PASTOR Zhang Zhongxin Free …. (canadafreepress)

~ RELIGION OF PEACE— Arabs: Christians, Jews praying on Temple Mount ‘seek religious war’ …. (wnd)

~ IRANIAN CHRISTIAN COUPLE Killed by Police After Holding Private Church Service …. (Wz)

~ THE BRAVE Margaret Somerville– Speaking to a secular age: Battles in the public square are won with words — but which ones? …. (

~ FR. RAY DE SOUZA: Batman journeys beyond mere good and evil …. (np)

~ MORE PROOF of Stephen Colbert’s Awesomeness: Who else would have New Testament scholar N.T. Wright as a guest and manage to make it both informative and funny? …. (

~ A SERMON FOR The Transfiguration of Our Lord …. (

Ancient Portrait Gallery

~ WHEN CHURCHES GO MENTAL: Lambeth lost 3 million dollars, no resolution to the First Corinthians 6:9 thingy …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)

~ THOUGHTS ON Broken church windows …. (worldontheweb)

~ CHARLES LEWIS: The Book of Job and the horror near Brandon …. (

~ FIRST THINGS— “Osteen, Schori, and American Heresy” …. (

~ SNARKING— “WaPo runs a regular feature entitled “On Faith”, short opinion pieces in the intersection of religion and the public square” …. (proteinwisdom)

~ PRAYER REQUEST: Catholic bloggers flagged …. (theanchoressonline)

~ ZENIT WRITES on the Cardinal Levada letter to the Archbishop Hepworth …. (

~ PRAYERS, PLEASE— “China Games and Beyond” (PDF) is a 40-day prayer journal designed to focus prayer on China during the Olympic and Paraolympic games that run from August 8 to September 17. (You can also order a hard copy.) …. (worldontheweb)

~ DINESH D’SOUZA: Sigmund Freud’s Illusions …. (

~ PRIMATE Mouneer Anis of Egypt on Lambeth …. (gyapong)

~ FORGIVING HATE: “Dachau Memoir Sheds New Light on Holocaust” …. (

~ MARK SHEA on the theology animating atheists like Hitchens …. (

~ MORE GYAPONG— “A good fisking of Cardinal Kasper’s Lambeth speech; More on Cardinal Kasper at Lambeth” …. (

~ N.T. WRIGHT rubbishes relativism …. (

~ IN THE FIRST CENTURIES ” of the Christian movement, martyrs went singing to their deaths rather than do something so seemingly innocuous as burning a pinch of incense before the statues of emperors who had been officially deified. Also today, Christians worry about the ways in which accommodation to this foreign city can become betrayal. At least they should. The temptation to worship false gods usually presents itself in subtle forms. It does not usually announce itself with the sound of the horn, pipe, lyre, trigon, harp, bagpipe, and every kind of music” …. (firstthings)

~ AL MOHLER— “Blame Africa? The Anglicans and their Troubles” …. (

~ PRAISE YE THE LEADER! “Shut Up and Play Your Guitar” …. (

~ INTERVIEW with an Ex-Vampire Novelist, By Fr. Dwight Longenecker …. (ft)

~ JOHN L. ALLEN Jr. on the Pope vs. the Pill in the NYT …. (

~ THE WISDOM OF ROWAN— “Uh…what? Heterosexual males wanting to boink men now and then was what Paul and the other Biblical writers were actually condemning? Women in the Biblical period were free enough so that they could leave their homes and families whenever the mood struck them and get a little lesbian action going?” …. (

~ WORLD’S YOUTH more religious than reputed (except in Europe) …. (bertelsmann-stiftung)

~ CANADIAN Authors Awarded: “Thirty-eight first place winners were among The Word Guild’s annual contest for the best publications of 2007” …. (

~ CATHOLIC adoption agency caves in to British government …. (

~ SPIRITUAL ALZHEIMER’S? Cardinal Ivan Dias’s speech to Anglican bishops at Lambeth, warning them of Spiritual Alzheimers. Indeed: Alzheimers seems to be competing with an acquired immune deficiency syndrome in many churches to destroy Christian memory and infect the body with heresy. Dynamic duo …. (merecomments)

~ NICHOLAS HYTNER, the fashionable director of the National Theatre, has been happy to offend Christians by staging shows such as Jerry Springer: The Opera, in which Christ was portrayed wearing a nappy and saying he was “a bit gay”. However, according to Simon Gray, the leading playwright, Hytner is wary of putting on anything which could upset Muslims …. (Wz)

~ CHARLES LEWIS: Why don’t Canadians want to hear about our politicians’ religious beliefs? …. (nationalpost)

~ DAVID WARREN vs. the Darwinoids …. (

~ UNIV OF MINNESOTA Professor Posts Video of Koran Pages Being Nailed to Eucharist Then Thrown in Trash on his Blog …. (Wz)

~ FISKING a paper on atheist morality …. (

~ AMERICA The National Catholic weekly looks at Lambeth and TAC …. (deborahgyapong)

~ BARBARA KAY: Iran singles out a gentle faith for persecution …. (nationalpost)

~ WHAT SOFT-FASCIST RELIGION SOUNDS LIKE— “The kingdom of heaven is like 650 bishops marching through the streets of this city a couple of days ago, insisting that together we can end global poverty, if we have the will to do it.” – Episcopal Bishop Katharine Jefforts-Schori, preaching the Deist gospel at St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields in London.” We can do it.. a whole new world now, made in our image and likeness! Utopia! Full speed ahead! …. (reformedpastor)

~ DIOGENES— “Pat is the security guard at a bank. Mike is a bank robber :Muddled? Who’s muddled? Pat is the security guard at a bank. Mike is a bank robber” …. (offtherecord)

~ D’SOUZA: Countering Richard Dawkins …. (

~ MR. CANTERBURY: Rowan’s ‘Christ-like’ routine is getting on people’s nerves …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ ANGLICAN BISHOPS are promoting ignorance …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ OBAMA, you’re no John Paul II …. (theanchoressonline)

~ CAN THE ‘Pastoral Forum’ save the Anglican Communion? No …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ BRAXTON[‘S LEAR– Beyond the Valley of the Far Side of the Fringe. Gene Robinson is at Lambeth, wearing both his famous bullet-proof vest AND his Golden Hairshirt …. (

~ THE ANCHORESS on President Bush …. (

~ POPE BENEDICT Meets With Iraq’s PM, Urges Protection for Iraqi Christians. Iraqi Christians Form New Militias to Combat Islamic Extremists …. (Wz)

~ THE YOUTUBE ERA has produced a few Catholic stars, priests whose performances have inspired scores of web surfers to pass along emails full of grief or glee …. (tmatt)

Jihad 3.0, Terror, World Politics

~ FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE ” illustration of why Islamic terrorism may one day be considered the least of our problems, look no farther than the BBC’s split-screen coverage of yesterday’s Olympic opening ceremonies. On one side, fireworks sparkled, and thousands of exotically dressed Chinese dancers bent their bodies into the shape of doves, the cosmos and more. On the other side, gray Russian tanks were shown rolling into South Ossetia, a rebel province of Georgia” …. (WaPo)

~ AMERICA’S acupuncture points …. (ghostofaflea)

~ PIGS FLY! OLMERT STEPS DOWN— Hear o Israel!!! The corrupt, dhimmi, lying lowlife is stepping down He has much to answer for …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ THOSE FAUX RIOTS: “Didn’t I see something about Tibetans being responsible” …. (

~ ISRAEL: Iran Is on Path Toward Nuclear Weapon ‘Breakthrough’; Iran has carried out missile tests for what could be a plan for a nuclear strike on the United States, the head of a national security panel has warned …. (bloomberg, noiri)

~ FATAH Militants Flee Gaza To Israel For Safety …. (

~ SMOGOLYMPICS: (cough, cough)–That’s the sound of ernational athletes, gasping to catch their breath in the Beijing smog. The atmospherics at the Olympics have long been polluted, but this year it’s like the the miasma surrounding the corrupt IOC has been reified and become manifest in the Chinese air …. (scaramouche)

~ HAMAS ON Ceasefire: ‘We are training for the next major attack’ …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ SEAL THE EVIL: Why Terrorist Homes Need To Be Destroyed …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ POPULAR MECHANICS: As Iran Tests Missile Fleet, Experts Map High-Tech Israeli Attack …. (pajamasmedia)

~ CHINA: Jihadist Website to Post Video of Deadly Xinjiang Attacks …. (Wz)

~ BLOOD FOR OIL FO’ REAL— “When Russian tanks and troops poured into the separatist Georgian province of South Ossetia yesterday, it was not, as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, part of a “peacekeeping mission.” It was part of an imperialist mission whose undeclared goal is to reabsorb the whole of Georgia–West-leaning Georgia with its critical oil pipeline supplying energy to an increasingly thirsty Europe–into mother Russia” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ REMEMBERNG Hiroshima: Political wisdom from The Guardian …. (pajamasmedia)

~ WHILE WE’VE BEEN WATCHING the Campaign, Russia Has Invaded Georgia. A Russia-Georgia War? The Caucus Region “A Key Conduit For The Flow Of Oil From The Caspian Sea To World Markets.” …. (americandigest, hughhewitt)

~ PLAYING POLITICS: “IOC Bans Iraq From Olympics–Want Old Committee Reinstated Even Though They Were Kidnapped & Vanished 2 Years Ago” …. (

~ JONATHAN KAY: The next time someone says Iraq was a “war for oil,” slap him (with this GAO report) …. (NP)

LifeLinks, Culture of Death

~ MOMMY, where did I come from? …. (rjjago)

~ SAN FRANCISCO fest features public sex with no arrests. ‘This is what the gay agenda is all about’. California Legislators tell school kids to celebrate homosexuality …. (WND)

~ THE PILL: STALE-DATED.. “Actually, the whole idea that technology can deliver consequence-free sex has outlived its shelf life” …. (mercatornet)

~ A JOY THAT DEMENTIA could not crush: The frail and elderly have an inherent dignity no disease or disability can erase …. (

~ WILL COMPANIES Discriminate Against Children of Single Parents? …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ GIVING THEM reasons to live– “Our duty to the mentally ill is brushed aside by the right-to-die lobby.” …. (mercatornet)

~ WHO IS PAID to care for Katelynn …. (dustmybroom)

~ IVF BABIES at Higher Risk of Death …. (wesleyjsmith)

~ IS NETWORK TV anti-marriage? …. (worldontheweb)

~ THE DOCTOR IS IN: Infant Mortality Comparisons a Statistical Miscarriage …. (pajamasmedia)

~ BROKEN MEN: “ generally don’t get parental rights, that they lose a large amount of their income, that their property gets swiped from them, that their reputation gets sullied, and all of this because of a legal system that demonstrates, time and again, a distinct bias in favour of women, then it’s much less surprising that the suicide numbers are so skewed”.. even worse? iN OTHER NEWS, “Killer Mary Winkler gets her kids back. I have no words to describe how unfair the justice system is towards men who are slaughtered by their wives” …. (shotgun,

~ ABANDONING the condom: the new engagement ring? …. (

~ NATIONAL POST Editorial Board: Betting your health on Canada’s doctor lottery …. (

~ YOUR REALLY CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. Either gays are just like us or they have transcended human sexuality to such a point that we might consider them superhuman …. (mypetjawa)

~ DOUGLAS FARROW: 40 years later, the Pope’s words on birth control have stood the test of time …. (nationalpost)

~ COMATOSE Woman’s Family Fights for Her Life …. (reformedpastor)

~ WHAT-NOW? Doctors warn against ‘designer vagina’ craze …. (breitbart)

~ NEWFOUNDLAND Approves Over-the-Counter Access to Morning-After Pill …. (lifesitenews)

~ A TRUE MOTHER: “I’m looking at him right now, and I see perfection. Yeah, he has an extra chromosome. I keep thinking, in our world, what is normal and what is perfect?” That’s Alaska’s Republican governor, Sarah Palin, talking about her infant son, Trig, born with Down Syndrome …. (NRO)

~ NOT EVEN Skin Deep …. (returnofscipio)

~ DOUG GILES— “The 10 Commandments for Classy Girls” …. (

~ SEPARATION anxiety: My kid is off to sleep-away camp tomorrow …. (scaramouche)

~ MARJORIE CAMPBELL reflects on children and sexuality …. (deborahgyapong)

~ LIFE & DEATH In Fresno …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ THEY’VE ABORTED All Their Children. Now They Want Ours …. (

~ BUNS AHOY! McDonald’s helping fund naked homosex-fest. McDonald’s is digging in its heels in support of homosexuality. Boycott ensues …. (Various)

~ ARE WE DISTANCING Ourselves To Death? Five Practical Tips Our Family Is Trying …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ NORMALIZING EVIL: “set in the gay milieu of Manchester, a 30-year-old man takes home a 15-year-old boy” …. (MaD)

~ BRING back the paddle! …. (dustmybroom)

The People’s Republic of Canuckistan

~ GENE SIMMONS Salutes Canadian Troops. Libertarian sexpot maybe– but as the son of a Holocaust survivor, he knows the value of freedom …. (dustmybroom)

July 26, 2008: Edmonton, AB: Rock legend Gene Simmons is seen with Sgt. Dan Milburn a reporter with Army News (based in Edmonton) as they tape a promo for Army TV to be shown to Canadian Troops in Afghanistan during an interview in the media center as at the Indy Car Series at the 2008 Rexall Edmonton Indy on Saturday July 26, 2008. (Tom Braid/Sun Media)

~ GIRL IN BLUE— “Nova Scotians deserve better”: You’re right Dex, they sure do …. (

~ THE SOLUTION to the doctor shortage in Canada is sweeping the country …. (dustmybroom)

~ CELEBRATE Canada: $6,670,000 reasons to love your country …. (shotgun)

~ WHY YOU’RE STILL GETTING GOUGED: “Inflated profits, regulations, taxes and timid shoppers keep prices high” …. (

~ THE WAITING GAME: ER Wait Times In Canada vs US …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ MICHAEL LANGAN’S mom Sharon Shymko thinks it’s ok to stab police if you are the right minority …. (MaD)

~ ONTARIO INDIANS: Making life harder for the politically correct …. (dustmybroom)

~ CANADIAN INVENTIONS and Discoveries …. (

~ SOCIALIST PARADISE CBC a very unhappy place to work …. (

~ ONTARIO LIBS break more promises on Autism …. (rjjago)

~ MANITOBANS to learn from Israeli Water Management …. (dustmybroom)

Blogs, Media, Dead Tree

~ INTERTOOB TROLLS— Doin’ it for the LULZ. “Trolling is basically Internet eugenics,” he said, his voice pitching up like a jet engine on the runway. “I want everyone off the Internet. Bloggers are filth. They need to be destroyed. Blogging gives the illusion of participation to a bunch of retards. . . . We need to put these people in the oven!” …. (girlontheright)

~ BLOGGING sucks: Women, minorities hardest hit …. (

~ DON’T GOOGLE YOURSELF! Note to egosurfers – stop being dumb …. (rjjago)

~ iPHONES-MAC computers become apples of hackers’ eyes …. (

~ WELL, GOOD: Bloggers win 92% of cases …. (pajamasmedia)

~ US BLOGGER to be tried for insulting fascistical crybaby Singapore judges …. (breitbart)

~ INTERTOOB REHAB? Illinois In-Patient Facility First of Its Kind to Treat Web Addicts …. (abcnews)

~ MS-EXPLODER 7 Problems viewing blogs with Sitemeter Installed …. (

~ CANADA’S 36th largest newspaper is.. a blog …. (MaD)

~ JOEL JOHNSON: How to Unlock DVD Regions on Your Mac and PC …. (pajamasmedia)

~ ARE WIMMIN Bloggers Taken Seriously? …. (

~ RYERSON REVIEW of Journalism Praises Bloggers, Slams MSM for Caledonia Coverage …. (dustmybroom)

~ ROGER KIMBALL— “Surprises never cease department: Media bias 101” …. (pajamasmedia)

~ HOW THE DIGITAL AGE is destroying us by ruining our ability to.. um– what was it again?.. oh, right: concentrate …. (timesonline)

Culture, Tech, Odds & Ends

~ THEODORE DALRYMPLELa Cité, C’est Moi.. Vainglorious French architects set out to destroy Paris …. (

~ THE LEGAL DEFINITION of torture has been much aired in recent years, and I take “Mamma Mia!” to be a useful contribution to that debate …. (scaramouche)

~ GRATUITOUS Tolkien Geekery Posting …. (llamabutchers)

~ DAILY PILL ‘halts Alzheimer’s’… bring the brain back to life …. (dailymail, telegraph)

~ DECIPHERING the Antikythera Mechanism …. (firstthings)

~ THE POP CANON: Albums you are ashamed never to have heard …. (telegraph)

~ HASTA barista, baby …. (

The Lyrebird Remix

~ GIRL WITH a Pearl Earring, Drawn with Lisa Simpson …. (

~ FACIAL PLASTIC Surgery Is A Slippery Slope…..Literally …. (rightwingnews)

~ ROBERT FULFORD: It’s all Greek, to everyone. 10 Fascinating Facts About the Ancient Olympic Games …. (np, neatorama)

~ GOT NO LIFE? “Behold,”The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria” Trailer and Announcement Info” …. (

~ OOO! WE WANTS ONE! Tiny Houses Fit Microscopic Land, Budgets …. (

~ WAYS I WILL NEVER PERISH, Part XVIII: “Climbing catastrophe as 9 perish on K-2” …. (nationalpost)

~ FREEZE! Eugenio Recuendo recreates Greek friezes by posing and photographing human models. Pretty cool stuff …. (neatorama)

~ A MONTY PYTHON cover art contest …. (pajamasmedia)

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