Monthly Archives: February 2014

Somewhat less uncomfortable apologetics

There have been a lot more posts on this blog talking about homosexuality than there was in the past. I never intended this blog to pick up a particular theme. I mean I did promise gratuitous Latin, symbolic logic and … Continue reading

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I’ll take “Heteronormativity” for $100, Alex

So an article by Michael W. Hannon called “Against Heterosexuality” popped up in First Things recently. The basic gist of it is that the language of gay/straight etc. is a cultural construct that hurts everyone involved. For people in the … Continue reading

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Love and the culture wars

One of the reasons why I like reading Dreher so much is that he’s an endless source for interesting links, book recommendations and the like. This time, it’s an essay by Serena Sigillito on how minds really are changed on … Continue reading

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Things I have read recently/am reading

Count to a Trillion, by John C. Wright: This is the first in an ongoing series about a Texan gunslinger called Menelaus Montrose who is also a math wiz, who joins a space crew to investigate this alien monument, who … Continue reading

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QotD: Folk Tale

From an interview with Gene Wolfe: A troubled man and his wife once sat at their fireside, with no other company than their big black tomcat.  After an hour or more of silence, the wife asks her man what’s bothering … Continue reading

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A thought I had

I am skeptical of “orientation change” therapies, but I also dislike the vilification of them and the pushes to have them banned. I don’t like how the ex-gay crowd is viewed as a bunch of hypocritical freaks. Now, I recognize … Continue reading

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The tension continues

So there’s this really fascinating article by Patrick Deneen at TAC where he argues that the real battle of Catholicism in America is not between the “conservatives” and the “liberals”, but between orthodox Catholics who are essentially sympathetic to the … Continue reading

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Aesthetic surrender

Carol Zaleski: The secret writing on the door is “Abandon skepticism, all ye who enter here.” To approach the Divine Comedy with an open heart is to be converted on some level, if only for the time being. The late … Continue reading

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Patriarchy! etc.

I don’t care for an attitude that is purely reactionary. Not necessarily because some things need to be strongly reacted against, but because I’ve seen so many people fall into error in the attempt to avoid error. Or at least, … Continue reading

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