Thursday, August 20, 2015

Driving During Rush Hour

I didn't think it could get hotter. Driving during rush hour which I had thought began at  4:30 and ended by 5:30 shows that I am out of the driving loop. I realize that rush hour is most if not all of the afternoon hours. And it is no solution in taking back roads to get around the bumper to bumper major routes. One almost goes manic with the traffic lights in these myriad metropolises---the lights as regular as telephone poles; and it must be some kind of requirement that they must turn red the moment one arrives. And there must be a requirement that they last long enough to write a paragraph in a journal and have nearly a novella by the time one's drive is completed. And as to the heat: one feels in traffic that one's accommodating degree by degree to the temperature of the ubiquitous exhaust that shimmers in the air; and even for the organically minded it is a very inorganic air that you are bound to breathe. And in conclusion, I must say only that I confess a concerted will to keep such days to the pathology of a pedestrian---at least during these peak hours. And perhaps never more to venture from my rather untrafficked town of Marblehead during the weekday and afternoon hours. Are there really a dozen cars per household as is sometimes reported?  I do think this is underestimating the case. I think it is more likely that each household now resembles a small used car dealership.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

After the Umpteenth Read

C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity, even after the umpteenth read is still joyously riveting to both the mind and the heart. What a great gift we have been given who have wandered into the Wardrobe and found Narnia, and most especially were introduced to Aslan, who have traveled to Paralandra and seen what an unfallen world was like, who have gotten on the bus from the Gray Country and met one of the solid people, who have been educated in the ways of Screwtape and so better equipped to resist Wormwood's suggestions. Thank you, Mr. Lewis.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

At a Different Time with Different Men

At a different time with different men we shut down the gas chambers and the Nazi experimenters...

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Counterfeit Compassion

Today for St Mary's Men's group the presentation was a video of Fulton Sheen giving a talk on "false compassion". Quite appropriate for our days where compassion is used as a political paddle in which to spank one side as haters, bigots, compassionless souls who only go to churches to learn cruelty and the other side who attend NOW rallies and Planned Parenthood parties who flash peace signs and proclaim their own ownership of compassion in all their protests. Yes, compassion is a marketable label these days. But may we beware this counterfeit in which the label has been affixed over the skull-and-crossbones warning on the bottle.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I Will Give You a New Name

The name of the US Senate is Josef Mengele.

The Foundational Fact

I find it ironic that some of the talk on the radio is attacking the selling of body parts for profit which admittedly is a heinous practice and should be attacked with an all out offensive---yet it seems we need to guard against the danger of forgetting the foundational fact that PP and other 'abortion providers' are dismembering babies in the womb to start with.This of course just goes to show that evil begets evil and that Molloch madness has metastasized to the point in our country's organs that I believe hospice is needed.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Who Is Responsible for the Law of Gravity?

The talk today at St Mary's Men's group gave us the figure of Sir Isaac Newton who was a theist and  though known as a scientist---and quite a stellar one at that---also was a theologian and actually wrote more theology than he did science. He knew enough of the natural world to realize that design implied a Designer, and laws such as gravity inferred a Lawgiver. It would be a fine thing if the children learning in schools today learned that science at one time embraced God for His logical necessity.