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Let Me Kill It: The Violence of Being More Ethical Than Your Society

March 19, AD2017 1 Comment
Let Me Kill It: The Violence of Being More Ethical Than Your Society

Especially important is the warning to avoid conversations with the demon… So don’t listen to him. Remember that – do not listen. -William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist There a is quotation attributed to Eliezer Yudkowski, a researcher in the field of artificial intelligence, that periodically makes the social media rounds in memetic form (generally without […]

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Letters to Pegleg 2015

June 24, AD2015 2 Comments
Letters to Pegleg 2015

(This contemporary letter and reply are inspired by CS Lewis’ Screwtape Letters) Dear Pegleg, You have a tough project to be sure. Wormwood wasn’t up to it. He’s been banished to the Noise Pit for now. You hadn’t heard that yet? Ah. It’s a juicy story. One of our very own, Wormwood, was actually being tempted by […]

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People of Progress

November 26, AD2014 3 Comments
People of Progress

“Holiness does not consist in not making mistakes or never sinning. Holiness grows with capacity for conversion, repentance, willingness to begin again”  – Pope Benedict XVI A couple weeks ago, a student brought a gravity bong – a marijuana device – to school. That’s no secret; it was all over the news in Denver. It […]

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Tearing Down Your Altar to Baal

October 29, AD2014 7 Comments
Tearing Down Your Altar to Baal

In the Book of Judges, we read about the Israelites and their struggle to stay faithful to God following the death of Joshua. Many times throughout the book, God provides a “deliverer” to bring the Israelites out of the oppression or danger they are experiencing. The Israelites stay faithful for a while, but then they […]

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