Sean Bassler

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"One Body, Many Blogs" - Review

“One Body, Many Blogs” – Review<p>October 8, 2012 · Blog, Book Reviews, New Media · 3 Comments<p><b>When T.J. Burdick launched his blog back in 2010, he was</b> …

Andy Warhol, Gay and Catholic

October 13, 2012 by Marc<p>It is considerably frustrating that Mr. Warhol was an ardent, believing, and practicing Ruthenian Rite Catholic. Such an …

Catholicism: Religion, Theology, History, Churches

About US<p>Welcome to Patheos Catholic, a leading resource for Catholic news, commentary, and culture.<p>Catholicism is the largest and oldest continuous …

The Nietzsche Family Circus

Why No One Shuts Up

October 23, 2012 by Marc<p>Silence is that terrifying state in which man is present to himself and to others. It is not merely the lack of sound, for it …

Chesterton, Shaw, and the Effect of Laughter on Insult

October 29, 2012 by Marc<p>The Internet hath done wondrous deeds, but raising the intellectual bar cannot counted among them. This became clear when I …

Why Hurricane Sandy Made Us Happy

October 30, 2012 by Marc<p>“The hurricane blew away the sad, noxious particles which befoul the sorrowful old Eastern sky and Midge no longer felt …

Why Heaven Makes Sense

October 31, 2012 by Marc<p>I wouldn’t mind not believing in Heaven. The ancient Jews managed to do it, which is in itself a testimony to the validity of …

Why We Have Secular Humanism

Among the ruins of the old, theocratic, feudal order lives a most peculiar creature, modern man. Here stands this bizarre specimen amid a gaggle of …

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Infinite Love

November 9, 2012 by Marc<p>Love is infinite.<p>By infinite I mean:<p>1 : extending indefinitely : endless <infinite space><br>2 : immeasurably or inconceivably …

Better Than Nothing

November 14, 2012 by Marc<p>All things come from and tend towards Nothing.<p>The Big Bang Theory supports the former claim: The dense, hot, rapidly …

A Similarity Between Atheists and Christians

December 1, 2012 by Marc<p>Let us grant the atheistic assumption that all humans are destined for non-being. There is nothing after death, only the …

Selfing Others Right in the Face

December 4, 2012 by Marc<p>To “love your neighbor as yourself” is not a restating of “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”, and I thank …

Beauty: So Much More Than We Think

December 12, 2012 by Marc<p>One of the more vapid mistakes of our culture is its constant equating of beauty with prettiness. Certainly, a thing of …

Ecce Homo

December 11, 2012 by Ryan Adams<p>Pontius Pilate is perhaps the least talked about figure in the New Testament. It’s strange that so little is said …

Scientism’s Aching Need to Make Suicide Inevitable

Scientism’s Aching Need to Make Suicide Inevitable<p>December 15, 2012 by Marc<p>Evolution is not, contrary to the Internet, an idea spontaneously …

In Defense of Silence Over Gunmen

December 18, 2012 by Marc<p>We live in a universe in which it is possible, and even probable, that innocents will be murdered. Our home is intolerable. …

Concerning the Zombie Apocalypse

December 19, 2012 by Marc<p>If we were decent, self-respecting animals, we would naturally prefer good environments — in which all our needs were met — …

BadCatholic

C.S. Lewis, during WWII: "Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story …

5 People It’s Easy to Forget Are Catholic

5 People It’s Easy to Forget Are Catholic<p>December 20, 2012 by Marc<p><b>1. Jack Kerouac</b><p>The gentleman we can blame for hipsters and a prolific collection of …

Tolkien’s Marian women

I recently watched an interview with Cate Blancett who plays Galadriel in the LOTR/the Hobbit and she mentioned, almost cynically, that Tolkien …

You Are Immensely Powerful

January 6, 2013 by Marc<p>Human beings suck. We’ve murdered, raped, belittled, ignored and otherwise objectified each other since we first learned to …

Useful Lust

January 7, 2013 by Marc<p>To love is to experience the infinite on earth. This is apparent as the taste of cheddar cheese, but I’ll prove it nonetheless.<p>…

How To Pray Badly

October 26, 2011 by Marc<p>If you look at a thing 999 times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it for the 1000th time, you are in danger of seeing …

Why Aren’t You Naked?

Why Aren’t You Naked?<p>January 10, 2013 by Marc<p>I’m curious as to why man is in the habit of wearing clothes, when no other animal has been spotted with …

In Defense of the March for Life

January 14, 2013 by Marc<p>This is directed at men.<p>There is nothing more painful for the over-privileged male denizen of modern America than an absorbed …

6 Reasons Why Men Can Speak on Abortion

January 15, 2013 by Marc<p>The injustice of abortion is the free choice of a woman who sees it working towards her good. This has lead to the common …

Communion Rails: Restoring a Sense of the Sacred

Okay. I've changed my mind. It's time to bring back the altar rail.<p>Hey, I'm as surprised as anyone else that I feel this way.<p>Two years ago, I …