November 2004

Our Roe To Hoe

by Jimmy Akin

in Abortion

Feddie over at Southern Appeal offers some analysis of this recent poll. I think Feddie’s analysis is dead on: Americans’ support for Roe vs. Wade is part of a more general, narcissistic "culture of me," in his words, as well as a false (that is to say, one-sided) culture of sympathy and sentimentality that focuses […]

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Our Roe To Hoe

by Jimmy Akin

in Abortion

Feddie over at Southern Appeal offers some analysis of this recent poll. I think Feddie’s analysis is dead on: Americans’ support for Roe vs. Wade is part of a more general, narcissistic "culture of me," in his words, as well as a false (that is to say, one-sided) culture of sympathy and sentimentality that focuses […]

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As if! THIS PIECE HAS TO BE THE SORRIEST EXCUSE I’VE SEEN FOR BOXOFFICE ANALYSIS. First, there’s the insinuation that this all has something to do with the alledged recent "US swing towards conservativism," as if everything that goes on in America has to be explained through the lens of the election. Second, there’s the […]

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See the critters on the left? (Click to enlarge photo. IMAGE SOURCE.) They’re called "sea angels" (obviously for good reason). They’re also known as Clionidae (a.k.a. Clione). A related species is called the "Naked Sea Butterfly." Grow to be about 2 inches long. Wings flap with an undulating motion. Related to sponges. Have shells when […]

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Here’s some good news: It appears that giving folks a few minutes’ treatment with a salt spray nebulizer changes the surface tension of the fluids in their lungs so that when they breathe then they don’t exhale nearly as much of contagions such as SARS, TB, the flu, and other baddies. This offers the possibility […]

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Here’s some good news: It appears that giving folks a few minutes’ treatment with a salt spray nebulizer changes the surface tension of the fluids in their lungs so that when they breathe then they don’t exhale nearly as much of contagions such as SARS, TB, the flu, and other baddies. This offers the possibility […]

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Down yonder, a reader writes: Please help me to better understand this issue. I don’t need convincing on the sinfulness of contraception. I need to better understand the relationship to NFP, which the Church allows. In your initial post, you state: "The Church has always taught the intrinsic evil of contraception, that is, of every […]

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J. Michael Straczynski, creator of Babylon 5, is an unusually thoughtful guy. Though his political leanings are left of center, he isn’t a knee-jerk as many of the movers and shakers in Hollywood. In a recent usenet post, he addressed the current low state of political discussion in America. Much of what he says is […]

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Mrs. JimmyAkin.Org???

by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

As an amateur linguist, I’ve been tickled by some of the blogger lingo from various blogs I’ve been reading. One of the most interesting idioms I’ve run across is the naming of family members (presumably for privacy and humor reasons) after the blog on which they are mentioned. Thus Instapundit (Glenn Reynolds) has "the Instadad" […]

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A reader writes: Dear Jimmy: A Catholic friend of mine mentioned her husband recently had a surgical sterlization procedure. A general discussion on contraception followed, when I informed her I believed church teaching classifies contraception as gravely sinful (mortal sin) as an infallible teaching she insisted that was not the case. I would appreciate your […]

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