9 things you need to know about Christmas
Although many voices in pop culture suggest that the true meaning of Christmas is being kind to each other, or being with our families, or something like that, the real meaning of the day--and the season it begins--is the celebration of the birth of Jesus ...
There Are Profoundly Wrong Reasons To Oppose Mitt Romney For President
Harold Bloom, Resident Christophobic Bigot, Yale University English Department. So what do Harry Reid, Mike Lee, Jeff Flake, Jim Matheson, and maybe seventy other successful politicians both in America and abroad have in common? More than the paranoid mind ...
Bad Poetry, Bad Theology: The Curse of Bad Liturgical Music (Part Two)
These bad hymns, as I've said, do not fit well with the liturgy. They do, however, fit astonishingly well with the narcissistic lyrics of the songs themselves. This is first of all because our lyricists often write their own poems, and these typically ...
Final Fantasy I Translated into Latin
First, hacker/foreign language enthusiast ... not *quite* a complete translation. The fancy “FINAL FANTASY” graphics on the world map and bridge/ship game screens, and the “The End” text at the end of the game remain in English.
Diagnosing Dostoyevsky’s epilepsy
A recurring theme in his writing, epilepsy ... diagnosis of “hystero-epilepsy” was wrong. They cannot, however, agree on exactly when it was that Dostoyevsky’s seizures began. Some believe that they began in Dostoyevsky’s childhood, with the first ...