Monthly Archives: April 2019

Child Activism

This article argues that environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s campaign is motivated by mental illness: After years of depression, eating disorders, and anxiety attacks, she finally receives a medical diagnosis: Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, and OCD. She also suffers from selective mutism—which explains why she sometimes can’t speak to anyone outside her closest family. When she […]

Religious Violence

I haven’t said anything about either the Christchurch Massacre or the attacks in Siri Lanka, but not because I have not been thinking about them. I haven’t written in part because I’ve already said a lot about this sort of thing over the years: I have expressed opinions on white supremacy (its stupid), on allowing […]

Spring Concert 2019

This Sunday the Paul Madore Choral will be preforming Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Solemn Vespers at St. Ann’s church in Salem, MA. Here is the Magnificat from the Vespers:   Both pieces are upbeat and a lot of fun to sing. I’ll be in the bass section but should be a good show in spite […]

Tell me I’m not crazy

Nicholas Kristof has been writing little essays about the Christian religion. They are fairly banal but done in good faith, asking how he, as a doctrinaire progressive, should relate to Christian faith? In doing so he discovers and celebrates a brand-new form of Christian belief that need not believe in the Resurrection, the Virgin Birth, […]

Holy Thursday Thoughts:

Hard to believe Judas would betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver unlike the rest of us who do it for free — Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) April 17, 2019 Chief Priests: Will you betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silverMe (holy): NeverChief Priests: What about going viralMe: How viral — Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) April 17, […]

America’s Official Religion

A few months ago CNN presented Lady Gaga and Alexandria Occasio-Cortez as the future of American Christian belief. I’m not a fan of either but they are talented ladies and I’m happy they have found some transcendence in their lives. But CNN is wrong; their religious belief is not the religion of the future. A […]

LOL: Smirking While White 2

In January I had several posts about the Covington Catholic boys who were unfairly accused of harassing an American Indian at the March for Life in Washington DC with their… smirks. “Smirking while white” was the hate crime du jour. Well, an friend recently sent me this photo from the March for Life 1997. It […]