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Regarding Prayer
2018-04-22 22:26
If you look for a definition of the word "prayer" you'll most likely find a reference to a solemn plea for help or expression of thanks addressed to God.  The famous painting above is c… Read More
The Supreme Being And Revolution
2018-04-09 17:45
In 1794, during the excesses of the French Revolution, the National Convention established by Decree what has since been called The Cult of the Supreme Being.  It seems to have been cre… Read More
2018-03-23 17:19
 I'm overwhelmed with wonder whenever I think of the Eighteenth Amendment to our Constitution, by which the production, sale and transportation of intoxicating liquors, and their import… Read More
In Praise Of Pelagius
2018-03-13 23:40
Pictured above (supposedly) are Pelagius, founder of the Pelagian heresy, and Augustine of Hippo; one a heretic and one a saint.  Sadly, I'm not sure which is Pelagius and which is Augu… Read More
2018-03-05 23:02
 Perhaps its in the nature of humanity's constructions to dissolve over time, as we do ourselves.  Perhaps the proud early slogan of our nation, E Pluribus Unum--Out of Many, One… Read More
Cui Bono Fuisset?
2018-02-26 18:49
These Latin words, most famously used by Cicero in two of his speeches in defense of persons accused of crime, are generally translated as, variously, "who benefits?" or "for whose… Read More
2018-02-13 19:35
A Happy Ash Wednesday to all!Well, it comes after carnival, so it seems appropriate that a post about Ash Wednesday would follow one about carnival.  It seems inappropriate, though… Read More
(Don't?) Stop The Carnival
2018-02-05 18:09
It being February, it seems appropriate to address the ritual, or celebration, of carnival in the West.  It's a time of feasting, parading, drinking, role-reversal and excess.  Rev… Read More
2018-01-24 20:13
Can a cat be an artist?  Is the work pictured above, produced by a cat, a work of art?  What is art?The seemingly endless series of award shows we encounter each year, for films an… Read More
Mencken's Prescience
2018-01-15 16:40
How the Sage of Baltimore would laugh; or is laughing if he found, to his surprise, that there is an afterlife.  I've criticized him in the past in this blog for his elitism.  His… Read More

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