A couple weeks ago I watched an enjoyable game between the Clippers and the Spur s. It was tightly competitive, and featured many great plays from the team's stars. Except for two stretches -- from 5:00 to 2:00 left in the 2nd and 4th quarter, the Clippers'...
Since comments have been shut down on the Scott Alexander post I mentioned the other day , I'll finish up a thread I was on over there, and give it some room to breathe over here. In the post Alexander writes: The reason that my better nature thinks that it...
Reading this Scott Alexander post on the nerd-shaming strand of feminism (which I can stand behind close to 97% of), I was struck by this passage from Scott Aaronson about the depths to which his lack of romantic success coupled with feminist indoctrination...
I was probably drawing on some stereotypes of the communities they operate in -- it's possible one could assume I was not a believer from a subset of my online activity.
But I'd also think that the hole they're describing is one that religion, or more specifically, good religion, can fill. (acknowledging that bad religion, which includes some people's experience of Catholicism, could have made things worse).
Thi s piece on the catechesis of confirmaton candidates crossed a couple of my timelines. As both a parent and a volunteer catechist for the Confirmation program (which is for 16 year olds) here in Washington, I think there are a couple of points worth bear...
First, the obligatory clip: Of course, Pope Francis does teach mercy in his dojo, and has in fact announced a Jubliee Year of Mercy to that effect To say this is is timely would be an understatement. If there is one thing the world needs now, it is the M...
I've been finding it interesting that the sports analytic movement, driven as it is by people who I suspect are good liberal Obama voters (if I can judge by the throwaway jokes they sprinkle throughout their pieces), nevertheless leads to conclusions that R...
Yesterday, Ryan Lindley capped off one of the worst months of quarterback play in history with perhaps the worst performance by a quarterback in playoff game history. With him under center, the Cardinals turned from a dominant team to one that couldn't bea...
The breakdown of the UVA fraternity gang rape story adds another aspect to my earlier point about flawed cases. I'm not going to turn this into a discussion of ethics in rape journalism (though another post in the near future will discuss some aspects of jo...
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