21 January 2010

Coffee Bowl Browsing (No Politics Edition)

So far beyond disturbing that it's unsayable:  bodies in the streets of Haiti

How is the media covering religion in the midst of Haitian suffering?

Dick Dawkins and the New Atheists help out in Haiti in order to prove that Christians aren't the only one who can do good deeds.  Of course, Christians have been saying that for 2,000 years (i.e. "virtuous pagans," anyone?)

A review of the movie, Book of Eli (Spoiler Alert!).   I've seen it.  As a movie, it's a Redneck Moviegoer's dream.  As a message about faith and perseverance, it's straight out of the Old Testament.   As a film (as opposed to a movie), it ain't art.  I also saw Avatar.  No comment.

Deal Hudson remembers an evening with pro-aborts Mortimer Adler and Justice Blackmun. 

On the dangers of those canned intercessions at Mass (When I said Mass at a hospital chapel in Dallas, I always read through the canned intercessions for the day and corrected them.  There was almost always something dodgy in them.)

Is the Mississippi Delta the next Haiti:  prospects for an American earthquake.  I hope not!  My whole family lives in the delta.

Not only are they bringing about the Apocalypse, they're getting married!

Site chocked full of documentaries. . .looks like most of the ones on religion are anti-Christian.

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  1. What is it about zombies and priests? Fr. Erik at his "Orthometer" blog routinely references them also. Is this some kind of hangup you guys have? Maybe there are control issues involved here in seeing someone who is neither alive or dead? Kind of taking it as a loose end that needs to be taken care of?

    Just wondering.

  2. Anonymous6:25 PM

    As Max Weismann, a close friend and colleage of Mortimer Adler's and co-founder with him of The Center of Great Ideas stated in the combox of the piece you cite, " When I pressed my late colleague, on this issue a few months before his death with his own argument on inalienable rights, he said, “Max you’re right and I have been wrong, thank you.”

    Mortimer changed his mind on this as did, by the way Norma McCovey (the Roe in Roe vs. Wade) who is one of the strongest voices in the pro-life movement.

    Fr. Gerald

  3. The link to the documentary site is a great resource. I do agree with you on the anti-Christian videos (I know that the owner of that site is Muslim).