Monthly Archives: June 2004

Hitchens levels Farenheight 9/11 To

Hitchens levels Farenheight 9/11


To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in moral frivolity, crudely disguised as an exercise in seriousness. It is also a spectacle of abject political cowardice masking itself as a demonstration of “dissenting” bravery.

Sorry I haven’t been posting

Sorry I haven’t been posting in a while, I’ve been busy lately. I’ve just begun my third week of CPE at the James H. Quillen VA in Mountain Home/Johnson City TN. Things are going well and I think this was a good choice for my CPE location.

Blessings

The Christian Exodus Continues: Dhimmi

The Christian Exodus Continues:

Dhimmi Watch has just posted this article about the disappearing Christians of the Holy Land. I have to agree with the commentators who’ve pointed out how little the Vatican has focused on the Muslim root of this problem and the concurrent battered-spouse syndrome exhibited by Christians in the Middle East. Love the Oppressor, love pan-Islamism Arabism.

It ireally is ferustrating to see so many Christian organizations take such a critical stand toward Israel while playing buddy-buddy to the dictators and despots in the rest of the Middle East. “Let’s all hold hands with the peaceful Yasser Arafat” bah…

Bishop Rejects Priests Ordained by Women

As always with the media, the title is more breathless than is warranted–anything to make Religious principles seem foolish, harmful and bigoted afterall.

An Australian bishop has said he will reordain any Anglican priests who were ordained by a woman bishop before they can work in his diocese.

Ross Davies, Bishop of The Murray in South Australia, told his diocesan synod that a move for women bishops failed at the last Australian general synod in 2001 and would be put in a new form in Perth in October.

Women bishops have replaced homosexuality as the most corrosive issue within the Anglican Church in Australia today.

Bishop Davies said the new proposal, with a “minimalist” plan for alternative oversight for those who can’t accept women bishops, would create new difficulties.

“All I can do is put on the record that I would need to reordain any man purportedly ordained before a woman bishop before I could license him,” he said.

Bishop Davies, whose diocese is strongly Anglo-Catholic, told The Sunday Age: “I made these comments because I wanted to be some sort of voice for those who are opposed to the ordination of women. My opinions are in accord with the majority of Anglicans worldwide. The centre of gravity is in Africa and Asia. But I’m not a self-appointed leader – we are a very small corner of the world.”