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A Modest Proposal for Anti-Abortion Catholics (and Some Others)

When I recently ran across yet another of BillDo’s rants against abortion, I was struck by an idea: during transubstantiation, a priest turns a piece of bread into living flesh. But surely this is a reversible operation, no? People turn living wheat into nonliving bread all the time. In addition, if there’s any kind of conservation… Continue reading A Modest Proposal for Anti-Abortion Catholics (and Some Others)

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I Should Have Known the Pope Wasn’t Going to Change Policy

The news today mentioned that Pope Francis I had okayed contraception for women in Zika-struck areas. Yay, liberal hippie pope! My complaint since the beginning of his tenure is that while he gives good press conference, that’s all he does: he hasn’t changed the church’s policy, and that’s the real problem. At least so far,… Continue reading I Should Have Known the Pope Wasn’t Going to Change Policy

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I Am the Very Model of a Single-Issue Demagogue

On Monday, in a post entitled “Surgeon General Pick Is Excellent“, BillDo wrote: President Obama picked the right person to be the new Surgeon General. Dr. Benjamin is a hero to all those victimized by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Her tireless and selfless efforts are a model for all physicians. Dr. Benjamin is an African-American… Continue reading I Am the Very Model of a Single-Issue Demagogue