The odds that it is being infringed went down this week when, among other things, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark decision (.pdf)in which it held that the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms applies not only to the federal government but to state and local governments as well. Because this isn’t […]
Interesting visualization. Gives you a different perspective of what’s going on in the piece–without the pain of sheet music! Love the build over the course of the piece, and it’s neat to see my favorite passages laid out graphically.
In our previous post on this subject, we looked at the claim that the Jewish people have a claim to the territory currently occupied by the modern state of Israel because they were promised it in the Bible. We saw that reasonable people could take different views of this subject, especially concerning how such a […]
It’s true. The President has asked all Americans to observe this month, so if you’re an American, this means he is asking you to do so. In a proclamation posted on the White House web site, he writes: NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority […]
Recently we were discussing the Helen Thomas broujaja and the question of who “owns” the land of Israel/Palestine inevitably arose. I’m not going to solve that long-standing and thorny question in this blog post, but I can offer some considerations that need to be taken into account when forming an opinion on the subject. First […]
In my previous post, I took on a silly video that has more than a million views of different versions of it. The video centered on Jesus’ statement in Luke 10:18 that, after the disciples had come back from a preaching mission, Our Lord had seen “Satan fall like lightning from heaven” and claimed that […]
Just, y’know, not good evidence. Consider the following video, which has been going around the Internet, with over a million hits on YouTube between different versions. Okay. So that kind of settles it. NOT. I don’t know who is behind the video, but whoever it is clearly has only the most rudimentary understanding of the […]
A reader writes: I searched your site to see if you had a list of suggested books. I didn't find one though. So, I was wondering if you would suggest some of your favorite books. I would be really interested in your top 10 fictions books, but also your top 10 books on apologetics/Catholic thought. […]
A correspondent writes: I’m just in need of a helping hand from you, because I’m in the middle of a debate with a muslim friend. While we’re in the middle of discussion, he happen to addressed me with a question that blew me away, because I don’t have any idea on how I could tackle […]
Things I talked about: colloidal silver, argyria, Paul Karason (below) (video), Power Boy, trade dress.