MoDo and Mr. Bruni are off today. The Pasty Little Putz has a rather bad case of flop sweat. In “The Pope and the Right” he says Pope Francis’s latest headline-making exhortation has conservative Catholics on the defensive. 2,819 more words
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In “Puddleglum and the Savage” The Pasty Little Putz whines that two deaths were overshadowed by the death of J.F.K. (He’s talking about C. S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley, and of course uses the opportunity to do his best to trash JFK.) Commenter “Bryan Barrett” from Malvern, PA, with whom I usually adamantly disagree, had this to say about The Putz’s piece of crap: “As one who, as an adult in his twenties lived through the Kennedy era, and who did not adhere to his political philosophy, it is my pleasure to inform you that you have misjudged the era, the times, the President, his character and his backbone, and those of us who experienced a sublime moment in US history when JFK epitomized the American spirit and American exceptionalism of his tragic Presidency, were proud of his accomplishments, long before 11/22/1963.” MoDo, FSM help us, is trying to wrap her head around science. 4,730 more words
MoDo is still off, so maybe she really is going to take up a gig reviewing B movies… The Pasty Little Putz is so excited he’s practically fizzing. 4,127 more words
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The Christianity of the Nicene Creed isn’t a set of self-evident statements that follow inexorably from a quick read of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. It’s the fruit of an intellectual effort that spanned generations—an effort that took one of religious history’s most striking stories, as told and retold in a multiplicity of styles and voices, and tried to tease out its implications for ritual, theology, and belief.
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Even fundamentalism, for all its official emphasis on “the Bible alone,” owes its end-time obsessions to the extracanonical innovations that Cyrus Scofield’s influential Study Bible wove into the scriptures it was supposedly dispassionately interpreting.