Category Archives: Society

Daniel Dennett and the God of the Gaps

In an editorial from Sunday’s New York Times, Daniel Dennett takes aim at “Intelligent Design.” He does make a few cheap shots at the notion, such as this: Since there is no content, there is no “controversy” to teach about in biology class. But here is a good topic for a high school course on [...]

Out-classed

In discussing elites and class in Christianity and Culture, p.112, T. S. Eliot has an interesting observation on the benefits of an upper class: At the state of dominance of bourgeois society (I think it would be more exact to say here, “upper middle class society”) there is a difference applying particularly to England. However [...]

Sacrificing their Lives for Islam: Our American Troops

I’m afraid the editors of the New York Times may be right: Americans continue dying in Iraq, but their mission creeps steadily downward. The nonexistent weapons of mass destruction dropped out of the picture long ago. Now the United States seems ready to walk away from its fine words about helping the Iraqis create a [...]

Undistributed Muddle Thinking

Apparently ACLU Louisiana head Joe Cook thinks those who believe in respecting God are no better than terrorists: They believe that they answer to a higher power, in my opinion. Which is the kind of thinking that you had with the people who flew the airplanes into the buildings in this country, and the people [...]

Liberals take Heart: John Roberts is Conservative

A L.A. Times editorial argues that John Robert’s nomination to the Supreme Court is “not worth fighting over” : By now it is clear that Roberts is no crazed ideologue intent on overturning precedents willy-nilly. He appears to be a thoughtful conservative who values and respects the social stability provided by the law’s slow evolution. [...]

See? Evangelicals don’t have a Monopoly on this Kind of Stuff

“Just as Keanu Reeves fought against the powers of evil, a priest comes to help people fight against sin. There is a battle out there,” explained Father Jonathan Meyer, associate director of youth and young adult ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. He made the comments in an interview with Catholic News Service about a [...]