Friday, August 27, 2010

What Happened After Vatican II

and why? Here is an intriguing interpretation:

The Liturgical Experts’ Long Tassels:

Publicly owned corporations are more accountable to their shareholders than tenured bureaucracies, which may explain why it took the Ford Motor Company only two years to cancel its Edsel, and not much longer for Coca Cola to restore its “classic” brand, while the Catholic Church has taken more than a generation of unstopped attrition to try to correct the mistakes of overheated liturgists.

Read the whole thing.

(Via First Things: On the Square.)

Political Correctness

that I can agree with:

Toward a Jolly-Friendly Media:

In which we continue to discuss ways to make Amerika affirm the Jolly Lifestyle, as well as how to teach our children to practice safe eating.

Say it with me!: We're out and we're stout!

Read the whole thing.

(Via Catholic and Enjoying It!.)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Probability of God

Wow. There's a 99% probability that God exists? Who knew that kind of calculation was possible?

The Probability of God:

Betrand Russell, famous for his agnostic views as much as for his theories on logic, was once asked how he would answer if he turned out to be wrong about God. Russell was delighted with the question and answered, “Why, I should say, ‘God, you gave us insufficient evidence.’”

I suspect that upon their meeting, God corrected the ol’ Brit, showing how the evidence was there and that Russell had simply chosen to ignore it. But it does raise the question of why different people when presented with much the same evidence, come to such varying conclusions about the existence of God.

Read the whole thing.

(Via First Thoughts.)