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The WebElf Report
August 28, 2008, 4:41 pm
Filed under: Anglican Crisis

General Religion Links

~ CURT JESTER— Jesus and First-Century Christianity in Jerusalem …. (curtjester)

~ ENCOUNTERING God when on holiday, by Joseph Ratzinger …. (

~ NO THEOCRACY Here: Saddleback Does What American Christians Have Always Done …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ FRAGILE Dead Sea Scrolls to go online …. (

~ WONDERFUL homily via the Anchoress …. (

~ WHEN ultra-Orthodox Jews attack …. (fivefeetoffury)

Baal worship in Los Angeles?

~ ANGLICAN beat goes on …. (tmatt.gospelcom)

~ SHIP OF FOOLS gives my church at 9 out of 10!! …. (

~ PELOSI TO Bishops: drill your brains? …. (theanchoressonline)

~ MICHAEL COREN talks with Stephane Dion about God …. (

~ SO, THIS IS what’s in Putin’s soul …. (geraldnaus)

~ THE ENGLISH DEFORMATION was a Crime Against Humanity …. (

~ JESUS, BEER and Your College Kids …. (townhall)

Hey, new nun video

~ ANTI-CHRISTIAN Group Wants Petraeus Relieved of Duty, Court Martialed for Praising Book on Faith …. (Wz)

~ THE KNIGHTS Templar were innocent! It was a plot! …. (geraldnaus)

~ THE DEMOCRATIC Underground: The Anti-Religious Left …. (rightwingnews)

~ CHURCHES Damaged in Russia-Georgia Conflict …. (christianpost)

~ US ARCHBISHOP Orders Crack Down on Pro-Abortion Politicians Receiving Communion …. (Wz)

~ MEDIA-HUSTLER Maher to King: Religion is ‘Detrimental’ and ‘the Ultimate Hustle’ …. (newsbusters)

~ JUDGE APPROVES university’s viewpoint discrimination. Case involves system’s rejection of Christian coursework …. (wnd)

~ ON JOHN EDWARDS: Blessed Are the Merciful …. (scriptoriumdaily)

~ B-16: CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy – Heaven is not an abstract idea or an imaginary place, but heaven is God …. (catholicregister)

~ A HOLLYWOOD PLOT TWIST— ‘Basic Instinct’ author writes book about faith …. (toledoblade)

~ I LOVE THE Master’s Artist …. (

~ SYRIAN Christians Debate Self-Autonomy to Halt Exodus …. (zindamagazine)

~ THERE’S NOTHING Wrong With The Presidential Candidates Engaging In A Religious Debate …. (rightwingnews)

~ ISAAC HAYES – Scientology kills again? …. (rjjago)

~ ON OBITUARIES— Why do we wrap the gentleman in our more rawer breath? by James Bowman …. (newcriterion)

~ WAUGH Contra Mundum: The problem Catholicism of Brideshead Revisited. by Michael Weiss …. (weeklystandard)

~ TURKISH Daily News wants you to visit all the old haunts of the Byzantines. You know, now that most of the actual Christians whose empire and city it were have been driven away ….

~ ATHEIST Group Upset They Won’t be Included in the DNC’s Interfaith Gathering …. (Wz)

~ DEBATING THE DIVINE in Washington– The release of a new book exhibits the continuing ambiguity of progressives regarding the role of religious discourse in public life …. (

~ ROME— An Italian priest and theologian said Sunday he is organizing an online beauty pageant for nuns to give them more visibility within the Catholic Church and to fight the stereotype that they are all old and dour …. (curtjester)

~ STILL NOT DEAD YET: Where’s an Israeli desert when you need one? …. (

~ WARNING, CONVERTS— Rome has viper-vicious liberals, too: “Flash! Wolves Eat Sheep!” From Damian Thompson on the closure of St. John’s parish in Allerton Bywater” …. (

~ SAME OLD CHINA: Churches ordered closed during Olympics. Pastors forced to sign agreements not to meet for 90 days …. (worldnetdaily)

~ ANCHORESS— Pelosi, Abortion & St. Augustine …. (theanchoressonline)

~ DEVOTIONAL: I have a high priest in heaven …. (

~ VATICAN PUBLISHES two-sentence letter confirming prohibition against homosexuals in seminaries is universal; Excommunication for participation in “Ordination” of women reiterated …. (catholicinsight)

~ SOME COOL OLD …. (antiqueholycards)

~ FLEA SERVED by Scientology attorneys in 3… 2… …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ EVIL RELIGION in the West Bank: UN Funded School Honors Infamous Palestinian Terrorist who Killed 36 Israeli Civilians …. (Wz)

~ APPARENTLY, we need to revisit The Rules …. (

~ CHAPTER ONE of “The Living Wood: Saint Helena and the Emperor Constantine” …. (insightscoop)

~ BEEB CHANNEL 4 gives Christianity the Big Brother treatment …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ ANIMAL RIGHTS Activists in Uproar Over Pope Wearing Fur. Pope Responds, “If we eat Them, I’m Wearing Them” …. (Wz)

~ RULING THAT Christian message ‘offensive’ appealed to Supreme Court– Freedom of speech exists ‘not to enable religious discrimination by government’ …. (worldnetdaily)

~ SPINNING GEORGIA: “The Religious Left ponders how it can blame America first” …. (frontpagemag)

~ ON ALIENS and the Vatican …. (timeimmortal)

~ RAYMOND IBRAHIM: the Coptic Conundrum …. (jihadwatch)

~ BUT REMEMBER: teaching kids religion is ‘brainwashing’ …. (timeimmortal)

~ WIT & WISDOM in the ancient world …. (fathersofthechurch)

~ RELIGION OF… Arabic Magazine Warns Muslim “Brothers”, Shaking Hands With Gay Men Will Lead to Deadly Diseases …. (Wz)

~ WOLVES IN shepherd’s clothing: “BBC’s ‘Sunday’ programme exposes the cruelty of the Diocese of Leeds” …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ TIME IMMORTAL— The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Mary as the New Ark; The Perpetual Virginity of Mary: Celibacy of women, married and unmarried, in the Law of Moses …. (timeimmortal)

~ USING GOD… Democrats are so predictable. They spend most of their lives ignoring the Bible—you know, all those clear and consistent teachings on abortion, on sodomy, on instructing the young, on mendacity, on corruption, on adultery, on God and Caesar, on chastity. Then, in a mad whirligig of activity—always, always, at election time—they trot out dusty Bibles, self-proclaimed ‘Christian’ pastors, Gospel singers and chant a chorus of ‘Hallelujah!’ and ‘Praise the Lord!’ …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ ATHEISTS DO sometimes make sense …. (

~ DOONESBURY “reports” on Iraqi Christians …. (khanya)

~ NEW TV: Lesbian, atheist, Muslim all attempt Christian life. Reality program follows people for 3 weeks of holy reformation …. (worldnetdaily)

Is There Nothing That Obamessiah Can’t Do?

Jihad 3.0, Terror, World Politics

~ CLIFFORD D. MAY: A single nuke, launched from a ship off our coast into the upper atmosphere, could cause catastrophic damage. “Future Shockwave? …. (nationalreview)

~ THE MEDIA ISN’T POLE-DANCING ENOUGH FOR THE RUSSIANS! Western Media One Sided Reporting Of The Russian/Georgian War; An outbreak of violence; Georgia’s An Ally, And Russia Is Attacking It …. (Various)

~ GEORGIA: Gori evacuated as fears of Russian advance into Georgia grow …. (telegraph)

~ CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS on the Iraq War …. (deborahgyapong)

~ TWENTY years of Al-Qaida …. (dustmybroom)

~ SOUTH OSSETIANS, too, have the right to self-determination …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ SOUTH OSSETIA and the Morality of Secession: Russia and its client regime in South Ossetia have been citing the precedent of Kosovo’s recent secession from Serbia as a justification for Russia’s effort to detach South Ossetia from Georgia …. (volokh)

~ GEORGIA: Russian advance pushes beyond a flawed mandate …. (network.nationalpost)

~ THE DANGERS of Forgoing Long-Term Assessments …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Putin chose a perfect moment for his invasion – Olympic games, lameduck presidency, impotent Europe, and more…”Russia’s Sinister Brilliance” …. (victorhanson)

~ DRUMS in the deep …. (pajamasmedia)

~ PUTIN PUPPET: Georgia cannot go “unpunished”.. you know, for not folding when Russia invaded …. (hotair)

~ STOP THE FLIGHT 93 Memorial Blogburst: DC Fundraiser CANCELLED …. (stoptheaclu)

~ GEORGIA – Russia – Geopolitics …. (dustmybroom)

~ LEBANON’S Jumblatt Submits to Hezb’Allah: Lebanon Turns to the Enemy, jumps into bed with Islamic jihad. Another death blow to democracy in the Middle East. Devastating …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ GEORGIAN WAR— “But there is more at stake for the West in the conflict in the Caucasus than simply being found out as a human-rights hypocrite. By taking on the Russian bear, already in a surly mood over the expansion of NATO and the European Union to its very borders and criticism of its own democratic backsliding, Saakashvili has brought the West into conflict with Russia in a way not seen since the days of the Cuban missile crisis and the Berlin Wall” …. (nationalpost)

~ MEANWHILE, Over at the UN: Cashing In On Terrorism? …. (pajamasmedia)

~ NUKE THREAT.. U.S. still naked to EMP threat: New emergency plan doesn’t address alarming nuclear scenario in revised disaster response …. (worldnetdaily)

~ VACLAV KLAUS: A Speck of Light …. (brusselsjournal)

~ HOLLYWOOD Takes on the Left: “David Zucker, the director who brought us ‘Airplane!’ and ‘The Naked Gun,’ turns his sights on anti-Americanism” …. (weeklystandard)

~ MILITARY humour …. (tom-phillips)

LifeLinks, Culture of Death

~ JACQUELINE Murray: A brief history of baby killing …. (np)

~ NATIONAL POST Editorial Board: Conservatives choose clarity over compromise on Epps’ Bill …. (nationalpost)

~ REJECTING Humanae Vitae: Chickens Coming Home To Roost …. (

~ ‘BORN’ LIAR: “Obama denies his denial on infanticide vote, gives new excuse” …. (

~ AFFIRMING LIFE— Margaret Somerville– “I am carrying this baby as long as he will let me, and will not be the killing hand.” …. (mercatornet)

~ PACHECO ON THE Brave New World …. (

~ JAPANESE government rewrites wedlock law …. (timeimmortal)

~ THE DNC’S FEATURED SPEAKERS are a Who’s-Who of Pro-Baby Killing Fanatics …. (weaselzippers)

~ IN THE MODERN ERA, adults have given up having children but claimed the rights traditionally afforded to children for themselves …. (timeimmortal)

~ DESPITE BILLIONS IN NANNY-STATISM— imagine that! Theodore Dalrymple on Childhood’s End: “Britain, land of bleak houses and low expectations”.. Britain is the worst country in the Western world in which to be a child, according to a recent UNICEF report …. (

~ NATION OF BASTARDS: “The drive for the legalisation of same sex marriage is destroying the traditional concept of marriage, says a Canadian academic” …. (mercatornet)

~ SO WHAT WAS the rush to treat little girls like lab rats?

~ THE BOUYING & Selling of Children …. (

~ NEW CONFIRMATION that Obama covers up support of infanticide …. (

~ HEALTHY Homosexuality, Healthy Homosexuality, repeat ad nauseum …. (MaD)

~ NEW STUDY: Oral Contraceptives Disrupt Ability to Choose Genetically Favorable Mate– “Oral contraceptives totally disrupt the normal hormonal cascade. When the hormonal system is disrupted, cardiovascular disease, cancer, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and other serious illnesses will increase. My clinical experience has clearly shown that it is impossible to adequately treat these illnesses if there is an imbalanced hormonal system.” …. (

~ PRO-LIFE, Texas Style …. (

~ INDIA’S MISSING GIRLS: it’s not just an abortion issue

~ TERRI SCHIAVO’S Death and the Misdiagnosis of a Persistent Vegetative State …. (

~ SHRUGS ALL ‘ROUND.. Only seven years for raping a young boy? …. (timeimmortal)

~ A MORAL MONSTER— “Obama On Premature Babies— THEY’RE NOT HUMAN”; Obama: more pro-abortion than NARAL …. (GP, SobTho)

~ TIRESOME LOBBYIST Homosexual Lord of the Rings Star McKellen Blasts Catholic Bishop for Remarks on “Gay Lobby” …. (lifesitenews)

~ THE OBAMA (PBUH) on his support for infanticide: ‘I will not yield’; Obama on the Born-Alive Act; Lying About the Born-Alive Act …. (DE, nrotc)

~ WE NEED YET more contraceptives!! …. (curtjester)

~ WIVES WHO SCOLD Their Husbands in Front of Perfect Strangers …. (rightwingnews)

~ A NEW BOOK on Fathers and Daughters …. (

~ FRANK FUREDI— Thou shalt not hug; Now you need a licence to interact with children …. (frankfuredi)

~ FREE HEALTH CARE.. But Do You Make the Cut? …. (dailybayonet)

~ KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: For Planned Parenthood, it is all about sex. “An Unplanned Education” …. (

~ ABC DISPARAGES Pro-Life Pharmacist’s Choice to Have Large Family …. (

~ TAKEN FOR CHUMPS— “Doubleplusungoodthink. unoft, plusungoodthink or ungoodthink. Oldthink is unwith BB and party. oldthinkers unluv doubleplusgood waylive BB command. Oldthinkers oft is crimethinkers. Oldthinkers oft make crimethink …. (

~ MORGUENTALER Sues New Brunswick Over Abortion Funding …. (

~ PIMPS, Pedophiles: Welcome to S.F. …. (

~ THE ART OF MANLINESS.. “This humorous, interesting and sporadically wise blog is a great resource for all men. It includes advice on topics as diverse as snakebites and pocket squares, and provides the invaluable service of a Google-powered Barbershop Locator” …. (firstthings)

~ SAVING HEALTH-CARE RESOURCES! Another bacterial infection outbreak in Canadian nursing homes …. (canadafreepress)

~ JONATHAN KAY: Hey, let’s all be anorexic! Look inside for details …. (network.nationalpost)

~ DUST MY BROOM— Bail? He wants bail? …. (dustmybroom)

~ CAN ALL THIS LAST? “London is not a city of garden parties and tea urns. Drunken young people totter about our shopping centers on Friday and Saturday nights, shrieking at one another, vomiting, fighting. The structures of family life are cracked and wobbling: Over half of all births are now out of wedlock, and divorce is on an epic scale. Over five million of our relations and friends are missing, aborted before birth. Same-sex unions are celebrated with “gay weddings.”” …. (

~ JAY CURRIE: “Of Child Rearing” …. (jc)

~ HEY, ANOTHER “boys are stupid” post! …. (rightwingnews)

~ LOVE THE MAMMON— Hallmark’s new cards …. (geraldnaus)

~ ABANDONING the Frightened and Depressed …. (firstthings)

~ ABORTION as birth control, redux …. (

~ I’VE ALWAYS THOUGHT There Was Something Repellent and Evil about “Body Worlds” Exhibits …. (

~ WHERE HAVE ALL the real men gone?: ‘Feminism has neutered men and deprived them of their noble, protective role in society’ …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)

~ WILL SAN FRAN Voters Protect Human Traffickers? …. (wesleyjsmith)

Trade, 2007

~ WHY ‘GOOD KIDS’ Are Getting Hooked On Heroin …. (pajamasmedia)

~ IT’S DIFFICULT but not impossible to face the fact of getting old. American culture does not honor that part of life …. (

The People’s Republic of Canuckistan

~ A QUESTION: Why was a propane facility allowed to move into a residential Toronto neigbourhood five years ago, with apparently little or no consultation with the locals? Who on Earth thought that was a good idea? …. (scara, sda)

~ SMEARING LIKE A LIBERAL: Garth Turner vents his spleen on a senior citizen on long-term disability — and prepares to backtrack; Garth Turner attempts to wipe his blog clean of his latest stumble …. (stevejanke)

~ FOLLOWING The Desmarais Money …. (sda)

~ SUCH A NICE BOY! Idiots in Saint Catharines liked Pedro Bello even while he did armed home invasions …. (mAd)

~ MATT GURNEY ON Canadian Deaths in Afghanistan: The race between firepower and armour …. (np)

~ AS OTHERS SEE US… more wailing & gnashing of teeth from the welfare elite …. (

~ I’VE LOST MY DAM And ‘ave not a pole/ So here I am/ Just a beaver in a hole …. (

~ IT’S A PLAGUE! “Canadian consumers are abandoning their shopping carts, delaying purchases and leaving stores, public transit stops and restaurants in significant numbers,” marketing research firm, Maritz Research Canada, said in releasing the results of an online poll of more than 1,300 adult Canadians …. (dustmybroom)

~ FR. DE SOUZA.. Why Louisbourg matters …. (

~ CHRETIEN DIDN’T ATTEND Lillehammer, Nagano, Sydney and Salt Lake City, yet has the nerve to berates PM Harper for not going to Peking …. (MaD)

~ FEDS PLAN AGAINST Smuggling of Sex Slaves for 2010 Olympics …. (dustmybroom)

~ CANADA’S Lost Arctic …. (dailybayonet)

~ $300M SUIT FOLLOWS Toronto Propane Explosion …. (lawiscool)

~ CANUCKS: Bought for a Price …. (

~ KATE McMILLAN: “Truly, drunk drivers need a better press agent” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DEBBIE DOES Flin Flon: Update …. (network.nationalpost)

~ OWNING HIS caricature– but not quite getting it …. (

~ THREE BRAVE CANADIANS— More sad news from Afghanistan …. (damianpenny)

~ LEMIEUX: Random health services …. (shotgun)

~ CANADIAN shipbuilders can’t bring their bids in on budget. Is a “Buy Canada” policy still practical? …. (shotgun)

~ THE MOST CANADIAN video of all time ever …. (rjjago)

~ CIVIL WAR in Montreal once again …. (freedominion)

~ TORONTO Propane desecration: “The buck-passing continues in the wake of the propane explosion, with the city blaming the province, and vice versa. While most of the residents in the neighbour adjacent to now devastated propane site have returned home to varying scenes of damage, some have been told they cannot yet return due to concerns that there’s asbestos in the air” …. (scaramouche)

Blogs, Media, Dead Tree

~ FCC CHAIRMAN Fears Obama Regime Would Silence Blogs …. (rightwingnews)

~ DR. HELEN— “..on the internet, there is a punky attitude that disguises itself as sort of an electronic libertarianism”… An Interview With Ron Coleman About Legal Issues For Bloggers And Blog Readers …. (

~ PLUG COULD BE PULLED on internet radio station Pandora …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ LOST IN SPACE? Computer virus infects International Space Station laptops (telegraph)

~ JAPANESE BLOGGER pleads with Google to halt Street View roll-out …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ IDENTITY THEFT becoming cash cow for organized crime …. (nationalpost)

~ DO SOCIAL NETWORKS Bring the End of Privacy? …. (

~ APPLE’S iTUNES disappears behind Great Firewall of China …. (timesonline)

~ ADVICE FOR A would-be journalist, Barbara Kay, National Post …. (

~ WEB IS A LEADING News Source, Papers, TV Decline, Younger Ignoring ALL News …. (stoptheaclu)

~ THIS SEEMS TO BE Spank A Journalist Week at The Torch …. (sda)

~ IT’S NOT JUST GEORGIA: A look at U.S. cyberwar preparations …. (popularmechanics)

~ PEOPLE WILL still pay for good music …. (blogs.telegraph)

~ NATPOST’S Marni Soupcoff on Google’s hot trends: Gene Upshaw, Leon County schools, The Day That Never Comes and Carli Lloyd …. (

~ GOOGLE are being evil …. (stoptheaclu)

~ GEORGIAN GOV Websites Under DDoS & Cyber Attack …. (mypetjawa)

~ A FEDERAL JUDGE on Saturday granted the state of Massachusetts’ request for an injunction preventing three MIT students from giving a presentation about hacking smartcards used in the Boston subway system …. (

Culture, Tech, Odds & Ends

~ NOTHING MUCH TO LOOK AT… Science close to unveiling invisible man …. (timesonline)

~ THE 2008 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest …. (neatorama)

~ CLIMATE CHANGE circa 6,000 B.C. …. (americanthinker)

~ SHAIDLE— The long awaited “An American Carol” trailer. Wow. Just wow. Could this film maybe, just maybe, help McCain with the election? Could this film maybe, just maybe, help McCain with the election? …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ THEN THE INFLATABLE POO broke the window at the children’s home when it blew away on the night of July 31, Mr Steiner said …. (dustmybroom)

~ COLD WEATHER, It’s been quiet, too quiet, for 400 spotless days on the sun …. (wattsupwiththat)

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG found the new Batman movie kinda boring …. (

~ VERY COOL VID.. “Sea Orchestra”; here’s the large version …. (neatorama,

~ HOMER INSPIRED literary greats from all ages. Alberto Manguel’s new book is rich with commentary on the literary history of Homer’s epics. “Man of a Thousand Faces”, by Joseph Tartakovsky …. (victorhanson)

~ COPYBOOK GODS— “Youth are usually repulsed by oldness, being something alien and vaguely threatening, yet oldness today might be a few years before they were born. A present tense culture’s present tense music, unified only by its anti-effort delivery system. It’s froth with nothing beneath it, like the celebrity culture its “creators” inhabit” …. (

~ GET UPDATED on all the happening hip lingo, dudes …. (urbandictionary)

~ ZZZZZZ? A new, animated entry in the most successful film series of all time earns a mediocre $15.5 million on its opening weekend …. (damianpenny)

If Benny Hill had done Star Wars

~ BIGFOOT ISSUE Press Conference: Bigfoot Not Dead, Bigfoot Love Gadgets. Rubber Gorilla Suit Heartbreak …. (Wired, LGF)

~ SHAMELESS GREED: “Who owns secondhand books?” …. (telegraph)

~ HOW TO INSULT a lawyer on the web …. (rjjago)

~ ON THE SUPER-FABULOUS MANOLO— A Festival of Poi, Roast Pig, and Lifelong Commitment …. (

~ NOT THAT I WANT ” to scare anyone… or imply you do not already know…but…the claims and graphs I have seen for this movie are shocking” …. (timeimmortal)

~ NEATORAMA ON Batman and Other Superheroes … Simpsonized! …. (neatorama)

~ IAN HUNTER: My commonplace books …. (

~ MICROSOFT LAUNCHES actually useful 3D wonder Photosynth for consumers …. (

~ BIG PHARM doesn’t like competition on dangerous remedies: “Hands up! Back slowly away from the vitamins! Feds crack down on reports of natural remedy healings” …. (worldnetdaily)

~ SOMEDAY I THINK ” I will have to write a book entitled Everything is Going to Kill You. Granite tabletops pose a cancer risk!” …. (

~ FLOODS ARE Only Heartbreaking And Scandalous In Louisiana …. (downwitheverybody)

~ LEFTY PIÑATA TIME.. A Delicious article about Michael Moore– Kathy Shaidle’s latest in FrontPageMazgzine …. (

~ RESEARCHER: Prepare for ‘Little Ice Age’ (will only last 80 years!) …. (

~ CAN YOU SAY ‘Banned For Life’? If at first you don’t succeed… roundhouse kick to the face …. (dustmybroom)

~ THAT WORD… Irregardless is a term meaning in spite of or anyway, that has caused controversy since it first appeared in the early twentieth century. It is generally listed in dictionaries as “incorrect” or “nonstandard” …. (wiki)


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