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Measure For Measure

Matthew 7:1 is among the most misquoted scriptures in the entire Bible, and that is saying something. The passage in which this verse appears, which takes in the first five verses of the third and final chapter of the Sermon … Continue reading

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No Lesser Of The Evils

One of the defenses that people have when it comes to active political behavior is the desirability and sometimes even the necessity of choosing between the lesser of two evils. A great many evils may be tolerated so long as … Continue reading

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Crime Without Criminals

Like many people, I find myself fascinated by books and documentaries relating to true crime. I remember one example of a true crime book I read that I found fascinating which showed the obsessive attempts of someone to solve the … Continue reading

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Sic Semper Rebelles: Part Six

It was night before the Zambrano family finished their dinner and received the call to help out at the high school. Guiseppe and Lisbeth got to the base location near the center of the former Cherry Hill Autonomous Zone. They … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Time To Speak

A Time To Speak: Selected Writings And Arguments, by Robert H. Bork Is it really a time to speak? Reading this book was a bit of a puzzling experience for me because it left Bork nearly as opaque and mysterious … Continue reading

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Signs Of Life: A Case Study In Irony And Metaphor

There is a class of albums that I would like to call the “We’re Still Here” albums, where a band that has had a great deal of turmoil like losing their lead singer or being dropped from their label releases … Continue reading

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Some Reflections On Asymmetry And The Golden Rule

It is easy to pay lip service to either the golden or the silver rule. The golden rule, most famously, says that we should do unto others as we would have others do unto us. The silver rule, nearly as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet

Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet, by D.H. Dilbeck It is one of those ironies of history that it has required a place within the Church to make a genuine prophetic message. There are a great many people–Frederick Douglass included–who have criticized … Continue reading

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Cum Enim Omnia Saeva

What is it that makes our contemporary situation so harsh and savage when it comes to politics? To be sure, I feel the savagery as much as anyone else does, and perhaps unlike most, I wish to understand it. What … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atar Gull

Atar Gull, by Fabien Nury and Bruno This is an interesting graphic novel, one that deals thoughtfully with the issue of slavery. Admittedly, this book tells the sort of lurid tale that would be very easily made into an anime … Continue reading

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