"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I was looking for a funny photo to post, and as I searched my files, I realized I have really posted some pretty funny photos on this blog. (I think the best were associated with the posts I did about quitting my job last March.)
Friday, November 09, 2007
On Abbey 2 I wrote a post concerning a bishop from the UK endorsing the legal regulation of brothels. Brothels are just one aspect of the sex-trade industry. Movies such as "Butterfield 8" starring Elizabeth Taylor remind us there is a class structure within prostitution - not every prostitute works the streets or a brothel. (Think royalty and their concubines, the rich and their call-girls, or, as in previous days, women married off against their will into arranged marriages for money or property. Sounds like prostitution to me.) Nevertheless, prostitution in all of its forms is dehumanizing and degrading - not just to women, but all of humanity.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
What would we do without Spirit Daily?
Tonight, Michael Brown has one of his classic conspiracy theory posts about "hand signals" - their occult significance and how they have permeated the culture. Yet for some strange reason, he also has the above photo of the infamous "Piss Christ" by Andres Serrano on his main page - with no explanation or story reference. Maybe he likes it.