Theology By Numbers

An insightful and amusing article by Anthony Esolen on the banality of modern church music: Why, when we have a trove of profound, beautiful, and poignant hymns, do we have to endure what is banal, clunky, and silly? We have a rich treasury of hymn-poems to read, to sing, and to keep close to the heart.  Some …

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Poverty and Alienation Cause Terrorism

Right. From the Harrow Times (also via Blazing Cat Fur): Four men who pelted eggs at young Jewish people during racially motivated attacks in Golders Green have been ordered to pay compensation to their victims. Mohammed Khalifa, 19, Aimen Mohamed, 19, Mohammed Jawad, 21, and Haider Al-Fardan, 21, carried out the attacks as they drove …

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Journalistic Integrity

Yes Virginia, journalistic integrity used to exist. But when someone like John Pilger is held up as an example for aspiring journos, things have gotten pretty grim. Ezra Levant talks about the values of the liberal journalistic pack in this discussion of a Canadian journalist’s decision to move to Cuba to live (via Blazing Cat Fur):

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The Hateful Intolerance of Liberals

From twitchy.com: Jane Pitt is the mother of actor Brad Pitt. On Tuesday, the Springfield News-Leader published her letter in support of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.   “Any Christian who does not vote or write in a name is casting a vote for Romney’s opponent, Barack Hussein Obama — a man who sat in …

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Interesting Stuff

Some thought starters from Ben Peter Terpstra’s blog Weekend Libertarian: 1. Government schools aren’t necessarily public schools. BP quotes from an article by John Stossel: Politicians claim that education and health care are different — too important to leave to market competition. Patients and parents aren’t real consumers because they don’t have the expertise to …

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