Maybe It’s Secretly Ironic?

November 12, 2017

Starbucks: Recycling and "Landfill" trash literally go to the same place

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“The heart of the righteous studies how to answer,
But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.”

I kind of think Facebook should pin this at the top of every page, just as a friendly reminder.

Update (November 13th, 2017):

Also apropos:

“He who has knowledge spares his words,
And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

“Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace;
When he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.”

ScaliseCrutches2-715A good-news story, on a day when we could all use some good news:

“The first thing that came to my mind. I prayed, God, please don’t let my daughter have to walk up the aisle alone.”

. . .

Scalise, who was playing second base, was hit in the hip. When police downed the shooter, colleague Rep. Brad Westrup of Ohio, a veteran of Iraq, rushed to his side. Westrup saw no exit wound and realized from combat that internal damage was severe.

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Tiny and Joey

Wow.

Long-form journalism isn’t dead.

Also, man is fallen and his capacity for evil never ceases to amaze.

OK, for those without the time or the inclination to read the whole story from beginning to end at its own pace, here’s as good a summary by excerpt as any:

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(Madeleine Stowe as Cora Munro in the great Last of the Mohicans, 1992, on the spirit of America and freedom:

They do not live their lives “by your leave”! They hack it out of the wilderness with their own two hands, burying their children along the way.

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Be Strong and Holy

May 21, 2017

St Sebastian Patron of Athletes, by Ralph LeCompteWorth meditating on:  Apparently the/a Greek word for “holy” also means “strong”.

In Christianity, we are called to sanctification, the lifelong process of cooperating more and more with God’s work to make us holy, pure and set apart for His service.  In one of the seeming paradoxes of Christian theology, this process also makes us spiritually stronger and stronger, even as it also makes us more and more dependent on God, the eternal Source of all goodness and love and power.

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A number of intrepid souls have contributed to the cause since the last time I covered drawing Mohammed:

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