Daily Archives: November 14, 2009

3 posts

“In a total stranger we perceive man himself”

The full quote, from The Club of Queer Trades by G.K. Chesterton, is Then we [two men having just met] had talked for about an hour about politics and God; for men always talk about the most important things to total strangers. It is because in the total stranger we perceive man himself; the image of God is not disguised by resemblances to an uncle or doubts of the wisdom of a moustache. Given the […]

Casting stones

A colleague of mine each week sends me the Weekly Standard’s “Parody.” For those who are not familiar with TWS it is a very conservative magazine, edited by Bill Kristol. This week the feature is “Not a Parody” and I think is pretty fair. They begin with a quote from the White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. “Imagine five years ago somebody comparing health care reform to 9/11. Imagine just a few years ago had […]

The Hebrew Calendar (and silly use of Targum)

I was originally going to link to this article and simply point out how ridiculous it was to suggest that Targum to Chronicles was from the sixth century BCE. Then I started reading more carefully the full article (the “targum” reference came up in a Google alert, hence I knew of that portion of the article before actually reading the entire thing). Wow! The publication is “The Trumpet” of the Philadelphia Church of God and […]