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Archive for August, 2010

I love conversion stories in general, but I have a special place in my heart for conversion stories that involve books.

Mike Adams has another, newer, one to share.

I read and read and studied and studied and thought and thought before I converted. Reading and reasoning by themselves couldn’t make me a convert, of course. But it sure blew a whole lot of obstacles out of the way. It also introduced me to serious considerations of faith and truth, as opposed to a shallow sort of ‘Christianity’ that was generally the sort of ‘religion’ that people professed.

While we’re on that topic, I’d like to recommend A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians, in the Middle and Higher Classes in this Country, Contrasted with Real Christianity, by William Wilberforce.

And, yes, some of the links above are Catholic, some Protestant. Kindly eat what is good, and toss the disputable points aside for now, OK?

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this. (To borrow a phrase from Paul Harvey.)

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Thomas Sowell has a new book out called Dismantling America. I haven’t seen the book, but you can read related columns here, and watch related interviews here.

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… to some degree depends on what you do and say day in and day out. Joshua Mercer has some practical tips on ways to stop being part of the problem. (Oh, you don’ t think you’re ever part of the problem? Are you sure? How sure?)

(hat tip: CatholicVote Facebook page)

(Yes, I’ve finally gotten on Facebook. I haven’t figured it out yet, but I’m on there.)

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A Rare and Tenuous Freedom: An Interview with Nina Shea discusses political and religious freedom, and the suppression of same, past and present.

(Closed circuit for family: See paragraph two. Check out the Romanian poet’s name. Heh. :))

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The Anchoress makes some good points in Save Fatherhood; Save the World.

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From a post at Mere Comments, Stuart Koehl relays some military-related history (and also warns against thinking that unconditional surrender means the same thing in all contexts).

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