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Monday, June 10, 2013

What I saw today

- Jesuit Thomas Reese, former editor of America magazine, will join the staff at National Catholic Reporter.

- Came across this Fordham University video of a talk last April by Irish Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ... Catholic Ireland—Past, Present, Future

- While papers like the NYT get rid of environmental coverage, The Guardian has added some new envrinmental blogs .... Meet the world's best new environment bloggers

- Here's a bit from a speech by Lord Jenkin of Roding given in the House of Lords on the same-sex marriage bill ...

I have come to the firm conclusion that there is nothing to fear in gay marriage and that, indeed, it will be a positive good not just for same-gender unions but for the institution of marriage generally. The effect will be to put right at the centre of marriage the concept of a stable, loving relationship. As a practising Christian, perhaps I may make the point to the Bishops’ Benches, including to the most reverend Primate, that there is every reason why, in time, the Anglican Church should come to accept that, although I recognise that it may take some time. The character of love which marriage reflects—that it is faithful, stable, tough, unselfish and unconditional—is the same character that most Christians see in the love of God. Marriage is therefore holy, not because it is ordained by God, but because it reflects that most important central truth of our religion: the love of God for all of us.

- Were Christians really persecuted in the early centuries of the faith? Candida Moss, Theology professor at Notre Dame, says no. There are a number of reviews of her book, including one at Fist Things and one by James McGrath

- Daniel Ellsberg: NSA Leaker Showed Battlefield Courage - NPR ...

2 Comments:

Anonymous Victor said...

Crystal, for a split second, I thought that I was visiting http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2013/06/09/sunday-favorites-100/ cause you've got so many important matters all wrapped UP into "ONE" and.......

And YA say Victor?

Don't listen to Victor Crystal cause he's against all gays and lesbians and as a matter of fact, some of his older or is that is younger brother's dead cells who had red hair don't agree with him and as a matter of fact, his brother died at six month insisting that "IT" all be left for U>S gods to solve NOW!

Listen closely Victor! Marriage is therefore holy, not because it is ordained by God, but because it reflects that most important central truth of our religion: the love of God for all of us. My dear boy, it is as foolish to condemn those who have homosexual proclivities as it is to condemn them for having red hair”. I have lived with that all my life and I have always opposed discrimination against homosexuals so give "IT" UP Victor cause YA can't win against U>S gods NOW!

Come on Victor, The question is: does Bill redefine marriage and why is Bill more special than Peter "I" ask YA NOW?

Listen Victor! We gods don't want to push that multiple godly cell on YA but if YA give U>S no choice and if government’s GODly plan is to redefine the marriages of about 24 million married people without their consent, what do YA think will happen NOW?

Victor, Do you really think that in the twenty first century this happening could ever become a reality NOW? For example, A young man poses the question to his intended, “Will you marry me?” and she replies, “Oh no. Bill has made it all totally different NOW. It’s for gays and lesbians so why pay for the cow when the milk is given freely NOW? I can’t possibly marry you NOW!

Come on Victor, we gods insist that "IT" is just a pure infinite fantasy and we godly cells and as a matter of spiritual fact the alien gods also do not think we should pay too much attention to "IT" NOW.

Look Victor, I hope that your so called "Jesus" and that's not that retardo "ONE" per sent age soul of yours who will feel that it is unfair in the long run if "I" call you both my “old friend”, as indeed we are if YA know what "I" mean NOW?

WHOW! Victor "I" even get to close this so let me say my friend Victor, there is nothing to fear in gay marriage and that, indeed, it will be a positive good not just for same-gender unions but for the institution of marriage generally and long story short, why don't YA just let this so called "TRINITY" take care of HIS OWN BUSINESS NOW AND......

End Ya say sinner vic!

You're right sinner vic, all of U>S (usual sinners) should just mind our own business NOW!

Really Victor?

Go Figure brothers and sisters :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsDTcDZvdkE

Peace

6:52 PM  
Blogger crystal said...

Hi Victor - thanks for the link :)

7:51 PM  

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