10 April 2004

The junior senator from Massachusetts…

…might be attending BF’s church for Easter, as reported by the Times.

That’ll create a media circus, to say the least.  And I’ll bet
there will be Opus Dei-type protestors who think that Kerry should be
denied the Sacrament because he won’t vote pro-life (as if the entire
Roman Catholic social and ethical teaching came down to this one

Two things that Christ said that I think are in relation to controversies like this:

“Let anyone among you who is without sin cast the first stone.”

“How can you say to your neighbor, ‘Let me take the speck out of your
eye,’ while the log is in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take
the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the
speck out fo your neighbor’s eye.”

And from the Epistle of James:
“For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become accountable for all of it.”

My point?  Let’s not hold people to standard that we ourselves do not measure up to.

Posted in Politicks on 10 April 2004 at 1:36 pm by Nate

Caffeine in academia

Ryan blogged about caffeine in academia, as reported by the Chronicle of Higher Education.

I drink a cup of tea in the morning, followed by a couple of cups of
morning coffee (usually a 16 oz. Starbucks, as it’s on the way to work,
sometimes full-caf, sometimes half-caf).  Then there’s probably a
coffee aftert lunch sometime, sometimes leaded and sometimes not (but
since it’s from Peet’s, it’s damn strong).  Then, if I’m out in
the evening, another coffee beverage, like an espresso or small strong

Posted in RmAuNsDiOnMg on 10 April 2004 at 1:22 pm by Nate