General Board of Silly Walks, Part the Fourth

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General Board of Silly Walks, Part the Fourth

Every so often I find myself feeling a bit down, and the variegated attempts of the internet to lift my spirits end in abject failure. Like the Marshmallow People who find that the magic flying otter doesn’t ever work, sometimes nothing helps. No, not even my face being pretty soft. In times like that, I…

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Christian Mythstory: Galileo

Of all the extant Christian mythstories, none is perhaps so pernicious as that involving the famed Galileo Galilei. For the modern mythmaker, Galileo’s trial and condemnation is often seen as the sine qua non of the inherent and irreconcilable conflict between science and faith. The mythstory makes for exciting drama: the brilliant and committed scientist…

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Dress Like a Toilet

Clothes make the man, we are told, and this has probably been a constant throughout all of human history. The various textures and colors render an otherwise innocuous covering into a symbol of status or wealth. Even in the modern world we are pushed to get our clothes from certain designers, to express ourselves by…

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Missing the Point

Reading is important. But reading comprehension is even more important. Otherwise one can take missing the point to a new level. While most of us were unwrapping presents, polishing off the last of the egg-nog or returning unwanted items, a mini-furor erupted on the internets concerning Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks in address to the Roman…

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Super Stupid Arguments

During the course of my daily internets reading I happened upon a link to a Business Insider article, itself a rehash of a Facebook post which is one of the more astonishingly stupid things I have read in the past week. Granted, it is only Tuesday and the week is still new, so there is…

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