03 July 2009

Coffee Cup Browsing

Sigh. . .since returning to the New World I've been reduced to drinking my coffee from a cup. It's just not the same. . .

Disobedience is harming the Church (duh)

. . .and speaking of disobedience

That Bearded Menace, Mark Shea now has 163 followers. We can't let him shame us! Become a HancAquam Follower (see right side bar).

The joys of motherhood

I've changed my mind. . .those New Age self-help books are awesome!

The Communist party

A skeptical credo. . .I'd say it's more a cynic's credo

No question, no answer. . .so what?

Transcript of the famous debate btw Bertrand Russell and Fr. Copleston on the existence of God

Someone famous has died


  1. Regarding the credo: Blake's "Proverbs of Hell" might be longer, but they at least sound a good deal better while saying much the same.

    E.g., "The madness of religion and the wisdom of science have the same source."


    "The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive.
    And particularly they studied the genius of each city & country, placing it under its mental deity;
    Till a system was formed, which some took advantage of & enslav'd the vulgar by attempting to realize or abstract the mental deities from their objects: thus began Priesthood;
    Choosing forms of worship from poetic tales.
    And at length they pronounc'd that the Gods had order'd such things.
    Thus men forgot that All deities reside in the human breast."

  2. I laugh mockingly at you, puny weakling! You will bow before me, Jor-El! You and your heirs!!!!


  3. you just need a bigger coffee cup!

    I'll have to see if I can get another like the one hubby used to have! :-)

  4. Anonymous9:07 AM

    I got about two thirds through the "reasons" for the credo before tossing it. It's junk philosophy, and the "reasons" are more often than not teenage fallacies or snide cliches. If I could stomach it I might go back and count his uses of tu quoque, or the irrelevant conclusions.

    Anthony OPL

  5. Regarding Copleston, some of your readers may be interested in an interview/discussion he did with Bryan Magee on Schopenhauer. I found and posted the video on my site a few weeks ago:

    Likewise Anthony Kenny and Magee on Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy:

  6. 7/6/9
    OK Mark Shea you've gone and done it now ! I'm not even the follower type but just for that I'm gonna sign up RIGHT now to follow Fr. Philip !
    heh heh heh ... ... ... ,
    a loyal heir

  7. Daniel11:09 PM

    Ok my head exploded with the transcript. i have to re read it. its hard for me to understand it. jeeez