Tag Archives: Two Kingdoms

“To bake or not to bake?” A reflection on Christian liberty and the prerogatives of conscience

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Should be bork the borks? There are no easy answers.

Should we bork the borks? There are no easy answers.

So often I come across interesting conversations on Twitter that I would love to participate in. Unfortunately there are a good many impediments to my doing so. First of all, I’m often late to the party. I’ve had a Twitter account for awhile, but I’ve only recently started using it with any regularity, and I’ve got to say — I’m astounded at how active some people are, i.e., how often they post things, how

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“How It Was” by Czeslaw Milosz

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Czeslaw Milosz

Czeslaw Milosz

for Mollie

Stalking a deer I wandered deep into the mountains and from there I saw.

Or perhaps it was for some other reason that I rose above the setting sun.

Above the hills of blackwood and a slab of ocean and the steps of a glacier, carmine-colored in the dusk.

 
I saw absence; the mighty power of counter-fulfillment; the penalty of a promise lost for ever.

If, in tepees of plywood, tire shreds and grimy sheet iron, ancient inhabitants of this land shook their rattles, i

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Liberty, Martyrdom, and the HHS Mandate

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Image by Sodoma.

Dear Robert,

Sorry for taking advantage of a “Reply-all” to people I don’t necessarily know, but here goes…

Instead of a “stand up for religious liberty” day, how about a “stand up for Christian conviction even in the face of imminent martyrdom” day?

I do not expect to get my religious liberty back, as the bare minimum of “reasonable religion” which Madison assumed when he wrote the following quotation is no more:

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Thoughts on the HHS mandate, religious liberty, etc.

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I’m having a hard time putting my finger on just what about this panel-hearing made me so uneasy, besides the fact that it was three-and-a-quarter hours long (yes, I watched the whole thing). Here we had five men of the the cloth speaking cogently against the HHS mandate, which would require religious organizations and their subsidiaries t

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An echo from "A Conversation on Christendom"

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I wrote the following post back in June of 2010 when I was contributing to a blog started by my friend Matthew entitled A Conversation on Christendom (does one italicize the titles of blogs, or is that pretentious? Oh well. “The moving finger writes,” etc., etc.). No one has posted there since December of last year, and I’m not sure if it’s a shame or not. I liked the conversation while it w

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