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Angina Monologue 31

July 29th, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty got back from a long campaign tour last night.

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July 29th, 2016 22:51:41

Only people with morals can be hypocrites

July 29th, 2016 by Zen

I noticed this passage from Neal Stephenson’s Diamond Age, and I thought it related remarkably well with Adam’s Virtue with no name.

“You know, when I was a young man, hypocrisy was deemed the worst of vices,” Finkle-McGraw said. “It was all because of moral relativism. You see, in that sort of a climate, you are not allowed to criticize others—after all, if there is no absolute right and wrong, then what grounds is there for criticism?”

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July 29th, 2016 12:17:25

Our War of the Roses

July 28th, 2016 by Vader

In the great contest between the House of Trump and the House of Clinton, sensible patriots are rooting for casualties.

— Thus Kevin D. Williamson

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July 28th, 2016 08:59:47

The face of pure evil

July 27th, 2016 by Vader

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July 27th, 2016 18:19:02

Monastic Mormonism

July 27th, 2016 by G.

Some things are not coincidences.

An article on the monastic roots of Western democracy caught my eye. It did not wholly convince me that democracy had monastic roots. But it taught me something about the monastic ideal I had not known. (more…)

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July 27th, 2016 05:48:51

A Truth that Should Enter into Our Plans, at Least a Little

July 26th, 2016 by G.

We live in a world dominated by an evil conspiracy aiming at the corruption (ultimately, self-damnation) of Mankind.

-thus Bruce Charlton

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July 26th, 2016 16:02:12

How Many Decapitated Heads?

July 26th, 2016 by Man SL

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July 26th, 2016 15:52:32

Brazen Sin

July 26th, 2016 by G.

The opposite of ‘Hypocritical’ is ‘penitent’.

This is actually quite clear if one reads Jesus’s denunciations of hypocrisy in context. What makes hypocrisy actually wrong? That it is a way of refusing to repent of one’s sins.

People who remark on brazen wrongdoers (whether they are speaking of themselves or others) that ‘at least they are not hypocrites’ have missed the point entirely.

-thus the Siris blog

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July 26th, 2016 15:29:51

Voter Anger, Citizen Distress

July 26th, 2016 by G.

Haunting this year’s presidential contest is the sense that the U.S. government no longer belongs to the people and no longer represents them. And this uneasy feeling is not misplaced. It reflects the real state of affairs.

thus Myron Magnet, boss at City Journal.

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July 26th, 2016 10:20:18

A brief note to the Democratic National Committee

July 25th, 2016 by Vader

Now do you believe that Wikileaks is a front for Russian intelligence?

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July 25th, 2016 08:51:52

The Blessings of the Sabbath

July 25th, 2016 by G.

In the middle of moving and doing a house remodel, the blessings of the Sabbath are very, very acute.

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July 25th, 2016 06:04:52

Militant Openmindedness

July 21st, 2016 by G.

=severely punishing deviations from accepted schools of thought.

Irony is dead.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Home for Exhausted Cynics.

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July 21st, 2016 12:08:35

Religious Folk Have More Kids

July 20th, 2016 by G.

Well, flabber my gast.   I am shocked, shocked.

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July 20th, 2016 16:37:35

The Spirit Whispered, There is No Spirit

July 20th, 2016 by G.

Yet another soul came out lately as an atheist. No names-but this soul is like others that have trod the broad and progressive path. They started out by rejecting the church’s morality and marriage doctrine, because “the ‘Spirit’ confirms the Church was wrong.” And now that same being has led them to believe there is no Spirit.

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July 20th, 2016 05:50:35

The Bridge

July 19th, 2016 by Vader

His Majesty’s version:

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July 19th, 2016 17:54:42