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Shattering the Ego

October 30, 2011


Lord God of our Fathers: God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ: Open our eyes to see your hand at work in the world about us. Deliver us from the presumption of coming to this Table for solace only, and not for strength; for pardon only, and not […]

Circular Reasoning

September 16, 2011


Yinyang embodies the harmony of heaven and earth, manifests the forms of myriad things, contains qi [vital energy] to transform the things and completes various kinds of things; yinyang extends and penetrates to the deepest level; begins in emptiness then becomes full and moves in boundless lands. – Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Either we are […]

The Precipice of a Smirk

August 30, 2011


One day last December, just before Penelope headed out the door with the kids and a lunchbox, I noticed she’d left a grocery list sitting on the counter. Normally the great cycle requires Penelope to leave the grocery list on the counter, go to work, contact me and ask me if the list she remembers […]


August 26, 2011


The discussion Alte sparked with her post on male hypocrisy reminded me of a post I wrote against such hypocrisy, ergo more recycling. We’re going green at Traditional Christianity! This isn’t a post from a necessarily Christian perspective as it was written before my return to the fold, but it might spark conversation and increased […]

Hot for Teacher

August 20, 2011


Back when she was posting regularly, Grerp, springboarding from SDaedalus, posited on the relationship between female intelligence and attractiveness. In her post, Grerp wrote: In my humble opinion, much of the impetus behind feminism is based on the dissatisfaction really, really smart women had with the fact that dumber, prettier women with few credentials routinely […]

Sunlight Through Stained Glass

August 12, 2011


Atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning… – C.S. Lewis I was not raised to become a heathen, though I became one. When I was young, my upbringing straddled two denominations. Monday through Friday, I was an […]