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Sep. 5th, 2008

St. Peter

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The one thing the Devil cannot abide is to be laughed at.

Aug. 25th, 2008


Calling It

Since it's been nearly two months since I last posted here, I think it's safe to say I've lost interest in this journal. I'd originally conceived it as a place for me to discuss my religious and political thoughts, but I've come to the conclusion it's not really worth the effort. Most of what I could say here is better said by several others elsewhere. And, frankly, politics in America is currently at a point where I can no longer meaningfully participate anyway, so disgusted am I by all the choices yet before me. There's a good chance I may find no acceptable candidates for whom to vote in almost every race in which I get to decide. A few years ago, that would have worried and disturbed me; now, it's just par for the course. So, this journal is going into stasis for the foreseeable future. I might return to it at some point, but I doubt it.

That said, I'm going to make one of my trademarked predictions ahead of schedule, because I'm pretty sure I'm right: John McCain will be the next president of the United States. I could go into a lengthy explanation of why this is so, but I expect most people who understand America and Americans know, deep down, that we'll never elect Barack Obama to the Oval Office. I say this as a man who cannot in good conscience vote for McCain any more than I could vote for Obama; my religious scruples simply forbid it. He may be the lesser of two evils, but one cannot choose even a lesser evil so that good might come of it. If I'm wrong about this, well, it only proves how little of worth I have to say about politics anyway.

But I'll be frankly amazed if I'm wrong.

Jul. 3rd, 2008


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When even Christopher Hitchens sees the truth of it, you know you're in trouble.

Jun. 26th, 2008


National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Nice to see an organization like this spring up. It's a natural counterpart to the pro-life movement generally and will, ultimately, probably prove as successful in winning over the consciences of the American people. But truth and morality aren't determined by the popular will and we're long overdue for a reckoning as a nation. I'm starting to get the uncomfortable sense that one's a-brewing and, like ancient Israel, we're going to have a hard time comprehending how God's Chosen could be in need of such chastisement.

There's still time to turn things around. It's never too late to repent and amend one's life. Saw long as we draw breath, hope remains. Despite it all, I remain hopeful, but that doesn't mean I'm not doing what I can to ensure the worst doesn't come to pass.

Jun. 4th, 2008



Probably the worst thing that George Bush has done in his eight years in office is lowering the bar for the qualifications to become president of the United States to the point where a man of accomplishments as meager as Barack Obama stands a good chance of winning this November. And if that happens, we will have elected a man whose positions on abortion are even more monstrous than those of Hillary Clinton.

I realize that everyone -- including many so-called conservatives -- is getting drunk on the heady elixir of hope and marveling at the prospect of a black man sitting in the Oval Office. I'd like to be able to do that too, but I can't. The reality is that this particular black man believes things that are so far beyond the pale for me morally that, frankly, to cast a vote for him would be a grave sin. But America always gets the presidents she deserves and, as a country, we've worshipped Moloch for decades now, so why not elect a fellow worshiper to our highest office?


May. 14th, 2008


"Punished with a baby"

The National Catholic Register makes it clear what Barack Obama stands for. How any Catholic -- any Christian -- could countenance voting for this man is beyond me. America always gets the president she deserves and I'm starting to think maybe we deserve this charlatan. 

May. 12th, 2008


Credit Where It's Due

I'd love to see John McCain keep pounding on this theme, because I not only think he's correct, but he also rather nicely sets up a contrast to the latest false Christ to appear on the American political stage:


A Mess of Pottage

Once again American Catholics show they've finally made it and are just like every other American, which is to say, willing to sell out their birthright for political gain. I can think of no other explanation for how any Catholic could, in good conscience, think Barack Obama is a fit candidate for their vote. And yet I have little doubt that a large number of American Catholics will somehow buy into the notion that there's nothing at all incompatible between their own putative beliefs and what the latest secular messiah believes about the taking of innocent human life.

Business as usual in the USA.

May. 4th, 2008

St. Peter

At the Movies

As wary as I am of the new Indiana Jones movies, I am grateful for one thing: the portrayal of the Soviets as pulp villains on par with the Nazis. If there were any justice in this world, Communists would rank up there with the Nazis as the epitome of human villainy. For reason, though -- perhaps the lack of skulls on their uniforms or a catchy name for their mass murders -- Communists generally get off very lightly in popular media, while the Nazis, whose crimes lasted for a comparatively short period of time, remain the Big Cheeses of evil. It's my hope that, before I die, I might see the Commies take the Number One spot on this score. They were every bit as bad as the Nazis and then some.

May. 2nd, 2008

St. Peter

Green and Pleasant Land

300 years of fighting the good fight against Popery. Nice to see some traditions are still respected in this modern age.

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