Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Event Blogging: In Search of Unity: Fiscal Conservatives and Social Conservatives Myths and Facts by Joseph Ben-Ami
Friday, July 24, 2009
Socialization Blues at the Homeschool Alumni National Reunion
Just to prove that we can laugh at ourselves. And because some things are more true than we'd like to admit.
A Homeschool Family
Okay I am so not admitting to anyone how many of these are actually true.
I Will Survive - For all those moments when Mom's feel like they won't
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
"Director’s Signature Series: The Three New Commandments
Listen to lecture podcasts as authors Christopher Hitchens, A.J. Jacobs and Camille Paglia discuss and debate as they analyze the Ten Commandments and share their ideas for a moral code for our own time.
Past - June 2, 2009
Author of the New York Times bestselling book God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.
Listen to the lecture now!
Past - June 9, 2009
Author of the New York Times bestselling book The Year of Living Biblically: One Man’s Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible.
Listen to the lecture now!
Past - June 16, 2009
Author of the acclaimed bestsellers Sexual Personae, Sex, Art, and American Culture and Vamps and Tramps.
Audio Podcast Coming Soon"
http://www.rom.on.ca/scrolls/lectures_b1.php Just so that you can see I really copy and pasted this and didn't make it up.
Monday, July 20, 2009
"This, therefore, is, in conclusion, my reason for accepting the religion and not merely the scattered and secular truths out of the religion. I do it because the thing has not merely told this truth or that truth, but has revealed itself as a truth-telling thing. All other philosophies say the things that plainly seem to be true; only this philosophy has again and again said the thing that does not seem to be true, but is true. Alone of all creeds it is convincing where it is not attractive; it turns out to be right, like my father in the garden. Theosophists for instance will preach an obviously attractive idea like re-incarnation; but if we wait for its logical results, they are spiritual superciliousness and the cruelty of caste. For if a man is a beggar by his own pre-natal sins, people will tend to despise the beggar. But Christianity preaches an obviously unattractive idea, such as original sin; but when we wait for its results, they are pathos and brotherhood, and a thunder of laughter and pity; for only with original sin we can at once pity the beggar and distrust the king. Men of science offer us health, an obvious benefit; it is only afterwards that we discover that by health, they mean bodily slavery and spiritual tedium. Orthodoxy makes us jump by the sudden brink of hell; it is only afterwards that we realise that jumping was an athletic exercise highly beneficial to our health. It is only afterwards that we realise that this danger is the root of all drama and romance. The strongest argument for the divine grace is simply its ungraciousness. The unpopular parts of Christianity turn out when examined to be the very props of the people. The outer ring of Christianity is a rigid guard of ethical abnegations and professional priests; but inside that inhuman guard you will find the old human life dancing like children, and drinking wine like men; for Christianity is the only frame for pagan freedom. But in the modern philosophy the case is opposite; it is its outer ring that is obviously artistic and emancipated; its despair is within." - G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Amazing Grace/My Chains are Gone Pro-Life
Soweto Gospel Choir
(Slight liberty used with regard to exact lyrics)
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Pipe and Drums
Amazing Grace goes....Western?!?
Performed at St. Peter's Presbyterian Church by the Sea in Palos Verdes.
What modern heretical idiot decided that they had the right to change "saved a wretch like me" to "saved a soul like me"? That has so got to be indicitive of the sad state of modern Christianity.
Amazing Grace Western Mass. Style to the tune Fiducia
Unique Version of Amazing Grace in... Spanish?