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Lectionary Life

20 November 19

You may stand in the holiest of holies: you may have dedicated your life on climbing the academic and ecclesial pole to become an archbishop, a moderator, a cardinal. You may consider your word feared. You may consider you can proclaim anything, as you stand in the seat of Peter. you can embrace those who […]

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Life

Prayer and help list

Firstly, and update on the wombat… who still needs help. The Kiwi social service is difficult — Kiwis don’t have a social welfare system in OZ (note to any Kiwis in OZ: always have enough cash to get back to Godzone. You can get help from family and the state here. But not there). Keep […]

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Analogue Life Linux Networking Writing

Monday technical

Getting rid of Google as much as possible is a good thing. The following is a critique of a hardware hacker who produced a phone analogue running FreeBSD (all good) but then used google services. I would add this: every time people try to get me to join a facebook group I cringe. Facebook is […]

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Lectionary Life

18 November 19

We are not to conform to this world, or the agenda of this world. When you have a social welfare system and social housing that is priced and market rates — meaning that the average disabled person has to get food packages a few times a year — you have a problem. There are solutions. […]

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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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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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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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Life

11 November 19

One of my papist brothers does not ask for money — and be blogs prolifically — but that one prays for him, or offers a Mass for him. Personally, I’d just prefer a prayer, and this one at the beginning of the Anglican Communion gives me comfort. ALMIGHTY God, unto whom all hearts be open, […]

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Life New Zealand Social Change The Decline

This week in reaction

The usual suspects have links up. Reaction Times is continuously updated, and here. Matt Briggs reports on the move to make veganism mandatory. The woodpile report is here. Adam Piggott’s epistle is here, and he reminds us that the only way to make your links and quotes is to not think about it, but do […]