wtb on September 22nd, 2014

Medieval Roman Catholic Sale of Indulgences

The medieval Roman Catholic sale of indulgences?


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wtb on September 13th, 2014

the Harvard Crimson university newspaper


The Harvard Crimson has a better alternative to the First Amendment.

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wtb on September 12th, 2014

muscle and a shovel by Michael Shank



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wtb on August 19th, 2014

tea party protesters versus ferguson looters
Left: White Privilege — Tea Party Protesters?
Right: Black Privilege — Looters in Ferguson, Missouri?


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wtb on July 11th, 2014

In Thought Contagion: How Belief Spreads through Society, Aaron Lynch describes seven factors in thought contagion:

thought contagion by aaron lynch



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Here’s another example to illustrate a subtle but important aspect of the controversy between gay and traditional values.


mad scientist with gay ray


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In the 60’s, Blacks were so effective in using sit-ins to oppose segregation that the image of lunch-counter discrimination has become emblematic of civil rights injustices in general.



The lunch counter at the Woolworth’s Store on Granby Street [in Norfolk, VA],
where 38 young African-Americans held a peaceful sit-in demonstration to
protest the segregated lunch counter. Several have school books with them
while others are dressed in ROTC uniforms from Norfolk Virginia State
College. The demonstration began at 5:30 pm and ended at 6:10 pm when
they left peacefully. (Date: 2/12/1960).
Norfolk Historical Images. Copyright Virginian-Pilot.
Images may be used for personal & educational purposes.


In the 21st century, gay activists are eager to use that imagery to justify demands upon Christian businesses to endorse their lifestyle. Refusing to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple or refusing to take photos at a gay wedding is thus maligned as being no different from the turning away of blacks from the all-white businesses of yesteryear.

The purpose of this post is to point out the difference.

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wtb on June 30th, 2014

hobby lobby stow ohio
Wikipedia Owner: DangApricot

The Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby against ObamaCare.

When the central government intrudes into an extra-constitutional arena of life (health care) and thereby infringes on the Bill of Rights, the central government has to retreat.

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Transgender Surgery Isn't the Solution
Transgender Surgery Isn’t the Solution

The ethics of traditional genders are difficult to socialize and difficult to realize (live out), but they do produce vigorous, enduring cultures.
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I’ve sat through a lot of “the Great Courses.” Normally I only go through most of the courses once. A few, I sit through twice. Rarely do I ever go through a course more than twice. “Questions of Values” is one of the rare ones.

Questions of Values, the Great Courses
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Shortage Of Women Hurting IT Security Industry, Study Finds.

Agents of Change: Women in the Information Security Profession The (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Subreport Frost and Sullivan

Dark Reading’s article on the Frost and Sullivan report above confuses “identity diversity” with “cognitive diversity.”

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wtb on March 14th, 2013

Perspectives on Paul
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wtb on December 2nd, 2012

Scene depicting Gluttony in Hieronymus Bosch's The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things
Scene depicting Gluttony in Hieronymus Bosch’s
The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things

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wtb on November 7th, 2012

Julian the Apostate

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wtb on October 11th, 2012

It’s only a few weeks until election day and both presidential candidates are focusing on that small percentage of people who — for whatever reason — have not yet made up their minds.

obama, romney
Romney photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore;
Obama photo per http://change.gov/about/copyright_policy.

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wtb on October 7th, 2012

three rocks
 
The challenge facing gay activists . . .


 

Dissenting opinion on societal acceptance of alternative sexualities coalesces around three crucial points:

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wtb on September 18th, 2012

gay flag

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The 2012 Presidential election is almost here and many pastors are challenging the IRS stance on churches engaging in politics. Most people think restrictions on the involvement of churches in politics are tied to lofty principles.

Tax Breaks

Well…. Maybe not.

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wtb on March 17th, 2012

Is there a “war on women”?

Congressman Jim McDermott accuses Republicans of waging a war on women, 8 April 2011
Democratic Congressman Jim McDermott accuses
Republicans of waging a war on women, 8 April 2011

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wtb on March 5th, 2012

ABC has hit the basement button on cultural decadence with “Good Christian Bitches,” a new comedy series with an epithetic title that promises more of the same in terms of series content.

good christian bitches
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