As an itinerant friar, I travel a lot. Mostly by airplane. My experiences are almost always good ones. There have been times, however, when I wish the plane had an on-board disciplinarian empowered to smack selfish passengers. . .particularly those who jump up and grab their overhead baggage and stand in the aisle. I always want to ask, "Do you think the plane is going to take off again with you on it?" SMACK!
Hmmmm. . .maybe the flight attendant in question here is not the folk hero he is made out to be.
What's good for the iman is good for the. . .um. . .drag queen? I dunno. This point of this seems to be to show up the hypocrisy of insisting on building a mosque next door to the 9/11 memorial in the name of tolerance and moderation. Is this a serious suggestion?
A mighty good suggestion: work for a few years out of high school before going to college. Or do some volunteer work, or join the military. . .I went straight from high school to college to grad school. Big mistake. When your whole world from age 18 to 30 is nothing but university life, you get a very skewed notion of reality.
This is not a problem I face! However, my problem is more insidious: students consistently confuse "Fr. Philip" with "Dr. Powell." There seems to be an expectation that Dr. Powell will function as a professor in the same way that Fr. Philip functions as a priest--merciful, understanding, forgiving, "easy,"etc. The realization that this is an illusion is not always pretty.
A future President of the U.S.? How quickly would MSM heads explode if the Tea Partiers/GOP nominated and the voters elected a black conservative to the White House.
A conservative defense of the judge who voided Prop 8 in CA.
Border security tech. . .
This guy hits the B.O, meltdown on the nose. . .ten times in a row. Excellent.
Can a suffering atheist find God? Yup. NB. the author of this piece assumes that only non-believers are capable of rational, objective deliberation. How? By distancing themselves from most of what makes us human. Very sad.
On political civility and our Elitist Betters. . .when they see the torches and pitchforks coming up to the castle gates, our self-anointed rulers turn up the music, pop the bubbly, and ramp up the rhetoric that marks them as fundamentally anti-democratic. NB. R-rated content.
Even the Brits seem to get it. . .and they really know elitism when they see it!
From the tar pits of 1972, mewling ecclesial dinosaur mewls some more. Bless her heart.
Zen quotes (sorta). . .I've experienced #4.
A conspiracy theory generator. My guess is that the author of this program needs help providing CNN with fresh material.
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