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Life

The week in reaction

This is the week where I put up a midweek post because of the euthanasia bill — seeing our parliamentarians congratulating themselves for joining the green death cult caused a certain amount of wrath. Then nausea. It is also the week where the Democrats went full moron. Stacey and Wombat are good folks, and Wombat […]

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Analogue

The writing on the weekly wall.

Ah, Saturday. You have a chance to sleep in: the work of the week is done: the week in reaction is put to bed before Adam has his hot links up. You awake, a little too early, because the Dog needs to be let out. It is a glorious morning, when the doomsters from climate […]

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Lectionary

16 November 19

Many people seek the kingdom of God, but it is here in part. The Church should be his kingdom. but it is human, carnal, broken. But the faithful in the church truly are of the kingdom of God. It is not seen in external pomp and ritual. It is seen in the reformation of a […]

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Diet Finess Life

Friday Fitness: Alphabet has gone Feral.

About two weeks ago I predicted that Google would datamine health data from fitness trackers. for the purposes of tracking steps, most watches have internal systems that do this. Alternatively, just note the time you leave and get back: most aerobic fitness should be by time not distance. Yeah, right. I predict that the data […]

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Lectionary

15 November 19

There is a time coming when it will be hellfire, brimstone and vengeance. Those who have oppressed the righteous will get recompense. Those who hate Jesus will have to kneel before him as a judge. Many would say that we should only discuss the positive, as if utu — payback, restitution, justice — is not […]

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Life

Thursday Patristics.

Ignatius preaches against the ongoing issue of Gnosticism: that all that matters is the spiritual and quietism and spirituality, and not any practical good or outworking of holiness. We do good not because this earns us salvation. That work is completed: we do good so that the sickness of the world is minimized, and we […]

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Life

Faux Tories will not save the vulnerable.

The euthanasia bill passed last night, and the two biggest right wing blogs in NZ think that this is a good thing. I campaigned against it, annoying the sponsor, who is now being praised to the skies. The BFD quoted a paper that hounded its now crippled founder. The legacy of euthanasia campaigner Lecretia Seales […]

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Lectionary

14 November 19

I am not very charitable tonight, reading tomorrow’s lectionary. For reasons I’ve mentioned. In this time, the people of the truth and beauty and nonour will turn to Christ, for converging with the spirit of this age is to align with the Green Death Cult, and live in fear of their ritual five minutes of […]

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Christianity New Zealand Social Change

Midweek quick linkage.

Firstly, Kevin at Other McCain needs some help. He has health issues. For those that don’t know, Kevin has been a large part of the success of this humble site. A few months after I began I approached Kevin to get on the almost daily link posts at The Other McCain. It was cheeky, I […]

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Poetry

Wednesday Kipple

I am using Bartleby as a source for poems, and it is very good. What amuses me here is that Upton Sinclair, an Edwardian Revolutionary, counted Kipling as one of the progressives. He was seen as a radical, not an imperialist. Under this title the English poet has written a striking picture of the social […]