Category Archives: Mel Gibson

Glorifying Death?

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 145-146. “What [Nicolas Malabranche (1638-1715)] found most objectionable in Seneca’s Stoicism was the arrogance of the claim that it is possible to be happy in this life. For Malabranche the … Continue reading

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Bad Birds!

Source: George W.E. Nickelsburg, “Stories of Biblical and Early Post-Biblical Times,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 42. “Sarah’s suffering [in Tobit] is caused by the demon Asmodaeus, Tobit’s blindness is caused … Continue reading

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Judith on Faith and Wisdom

For a rough summary of the Book of Judith’s plot, see Faith and FAITH. I got a few thoughts about faith and wisdom in my Judith quiet time, which I finished last night: 1. The Ammonite Achior tells the Assyrian … Continue reading

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Christian Actors

I was watching the pilot for Doc last night (I know, I watch too much TV!). Doc was a popular show on PAX, and it starred country-singer Billy Ray Cyrus of “Achy Breaky Heart” fame. Billy Ray plays Clint Cassidy, … Continue reading

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Is Revenge Sweet?

I watched Braveheart during Memorial Day. On that epic movie, Mel Gibson kills the smug English general who had killed his love, in the exact same manner that the general had killed her. Basically, he tied him to the tree … Continue reading

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Barge of the Dead

I just watched “Barge of the Dead,” which is an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. You know, there are some episodes of shows that I like to watch more than once, since they speak to something within me. This is … Continue reading

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