Archive for May 16, 2009

This is it:

A total of 43 children were directly and indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during simultaneous ”Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day” events gone wrong at three state prisons, according to new information provided Friday by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Also, a group of kids was exposed to tear gas during a demonstration at another lockup.

No word yet on how the “show your daughter the front lines” event in Afghanistan worked out.

drwhoabsolution My review of Big Finish audio number 101. Absolution featuring the Paul McGann as the 8th Doctor, India Fisher as Charley and Conrad Westmass as C’rizz is available at here.

You might notice that as of this writing Amazon has the wrong image for the product, so if you choose to order from the 3rd party people there I’d make sure that the product they are offering matches the image, or you can get it direct from Big Finish Here or Mikes comics in the US here.

Considering the quality of this particular episode, I’d consider ebay.

Fr Baron makes the Priestly Celibacy Point.

Posted: May 16, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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Not the one about vows but the one about priorities:

This distinction between God and the world is the ground for the anti-idolatry principle that is reiterated from the beginning to the end of the Bible: Do not turn something less than God into God.

Isaiah the prophet put it thus: “As high as the heavens are above the earth, so high are my thoughts above your thoughts and my ways above your ways, says the Lord.” And it is at the heart of the First Commandment: “I am the Lord your God; you shall have no other gods besides me.” The Bible thus holds off all the attempts of human beings to divinize or render ultimate some worldly reality. The doctrine of creation, in a word, involves both a great “yes” and a great “no” to the universe.

Now there is a behavioral concomitant to the anti-idolatry principle, and it is called detachment. Detachment is the refusal to make anything less than God the organizing principle or center of one’s life.

His argument is a more doctrinal argument than a practical one. It will convince no non catholic and the subtitles will not impress non practicing Catholics.

…this makes it the perfect argument for CNN to present in the pro side on their debate in commentary.

St. Paul talks about being all things to all people, I’m afraid Fr. Baron’s heart is in the right place but his argument serves nothing but to give CNN a fig leaf of balance.