Thursday, July 28, 2016

A Man's Opinion on Abortion

Just heard a guy say, "As a male, I believe that my opinion on abortion should not be weighed as heavily as a female's."

What he should have said: "As a former fetus, I believe that my opinion should be weighed as heavily as any other former fetus's--by the evidence supporting my opinion."

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

On Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils

Very good piece here by Ilya Somin.  I adamantly disagree with him that a Hillary presidency would be the lesser of two evils.  We know who she will appoint on the Supreme Court--baby butcher apologists who are there to vote and not interpret. 

Other than that, I agree with about everything else.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

A Book I Just Finished: Silence

I just finished listening to this book.  The Audible version has an excellent narrator.  For anyone who enjoys listening to books, I'd certainly recommend the audio version.   It gives nothing away to say that it's a very powerful and interesting book on the silence of God, apostasy, and the figure of Judas (strong foreshadowing of all this at the beginning of the novel as well as in the forward by Martin Scorsese.)  But I'm not sure what to make of it and intend to read some reviews about it and talk to others who have read it.  Spoilers below the fold.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Napping and Sinning

"Daytime sleep is like the sin of the flesh: the more you have the more you want, and yet you feel unhappy, sated and unsated at the same time."  (Adso in Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose")


Discussed in the Washington Post of all places.