The Godless Confusion and the God of Justice — sermon material here

Would you want a sermon like this?

Dominus Vobiscum: Notes from a massgoer's underground

I’d take a sermon like this any day. Has punch, gets to the heart of a major, burning issue: how react to a society that rarely hears such talk. Society? How about parish mass-attenders?

First few ‘graphs:

According to atheist Richard Dawkins in his best-selling book The God Delusion, the God of the Old Testament is “arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”

That remark indicates far more familiarity with the dictionary than with the Bible. I wonder, how much fiction has Dawkins read? More seriously, how carefully has he actually read the Bible?

Sadly, Dawkins merely appeals to the tired notion that the “God of the Old Testament” is a cruel tyrant with little love for His creation. I suspect that…

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IT’S OFFICIAL: President Trump announces Rep. John Ratcliffe to replace DNI Dan Coats

Conspirators should beware the Ides of March, or whenever (sooner than later, apparently) this new Trump appointee comes up with results.

Neither should they ask for whom the indictment bell tolls . . .

Let’s see, what else they should worry about? . . .  Suggestions, anyone? Scatological ok, but keep it literary . . .

via twitchy.com

The Comma: “When in Doubt, Leave it Out” (Don’t We Wish!)

Something I heard from my father (born 1895), which he had been taught at mostly public schools on West Side of Chi (two years at Presentation, 7th and 8th grades), which comes to my mind regularly or used to.

Once I taught grammar to frosh at St. Ignatius HS Chi and Loyola Academy Wilmette (note my leaving commas out*), I had the various uses down cold.

So does this writer, who has a very good site.

via Gone Writing

* FYI: Leaving them out in this case is a matter of blogspeak, not to be emulated in other kids of writing. Verb sat sap.