The Powers That Blog

While we keep track of politics at a certain level, this is not a poliblog, nor a warblog. Maybe "eclectiblog" is a good description, as we note thoughts on topics from art to parenting to whatever comes to mind.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Congressional Hearings

The Volokh Conspiracy has this hilarious post/comments about Congress' most recent attempts to infuriate everyone in the country not already a member of the House or Senate.

via Instapundit.

My favorite:

CHECKS OR BALANCES: Either's fine, we also take Cash.


WARRANTS: Not good enough for us, too good for you.

is pretty funny too.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Interesting line in NatCath

An interesting line in one of John Allen, Jr.'s National Catholic Reporter pieces:

Schindler seemed to have in mind the question of whether laity are adequately aware of the ways in which modern liberal culture may shape them in ways not always compatible with their Christian vocation.

"The tendency is to get involved with the world as it is, accepting most things, but drawing the line at abortion or something like that," Schindler said. "We think of the structures of liberal culture as given, and then we try to give them a religious intentionality."

While true, I always find it funny that theologians think that their own challenges to their cultures are based on a pure understanding of Christianity. The truth is that our challenges to our culture are also based on a subculture, our church's culture, which emphasizes some but not all aspects of Christianity.