Amazing Video of Physics Teacher Most Important Lesson on Love

12/30/2012 Comments (19)

This is just astoundingly beautiful. Great thanks to The New York Times for running this amazing video on this teacher and the great love he has for his disabled son. It's 12 minutes long so I know that for some of you that's something like 11 and a half minutes over your typical allowance for video. But please trust me that this is worth it.

 

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Those (Besides Kids) Who Love Christmas for Completely Selfish Reasons

12/20/2012 Comments (30)

Christmas is the season of unselfishness and love. But let's face it, there's plenty of folks who probably love Christmas for completely selfish reasons. Among them may just be:

Josh Groban. Let's face it. Precious few people want to hear from The Groban unless it's Christmas time and he's singing the only song that people want to hear from him. He's like a Christmas version of Michael Bolton but with bad hair. I don't think Groban's family is even all into seeing him unless it's Christmas time. But every year around this time the Groban becomes a celebrity again. He's like the groundhog. One time a year he's huge and then he crawls back into a hole in the ground somewhere.

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Greater Love Hath No Man…

12/17/2012 Comments (17)

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

1996 - When Charles Carl Roberts IV hung up on the police dispatcher, the police negotiator outside the Amish schoolhouse frantically redialed Roberts’ cell phone number but could not get through. Roberts, likely feeling that the police were coming at any moment, readied himself to begin shooting the girls.

That was when it happened — a miracle. Not the kind that changed one thing in that schoolhouse, but one that affected the millions of us outside the school house. 13-year-old Marian Fisher raised her voice. “Shoot me first and leave the other ones loose,” she reportedly said.

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Just Once…

12/09/2012 Comments (38)

Just once:

I'd like to see a movie where a girl chooses the corporate lawyer who's a nice guy over the environmental activist who's pretty much a jerk.

I'd like to hear the government say, "hey this program doesn't really work. Let's cut it."

I'd like to hear a teenager tell a parent they were completely right about something. Anything.

I want to hear my dentist admit, "Yeah, this is probably going to hurt quite a bit."

I'd like to see a hybrid with an NRA bumper sticker.

I'd like to see a movie critic admit that yeah Adam Sandler is kinda' funny.

I'd like to see an advertisement for a "Glee" episode that wasn't a very special episode.

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The Separation of Church and State Is a One-Way Street

12/05/2012 Comments (23)

Australia is looking into requiring Catholic priests to break the seal of confession in cases of serious sex offenses. The Irish government was discussing this very thing recently.

Obviously, this kind of thing is more than distressing to most Catholics. But governmental intrusion into Church affairs is nothing new.

But there's been a lot of talk recently that Catholics should have no concerns whatsoever with marriage becoming a civil right because the separation of Church and state will protect us.

Ironically, those who scream loudest about the separation of church and state can sometimes be its most vociferous opponents. Fairfield University religious studies professor Paul...READ MORE

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America Finally Winning The War on Babies

11/30/2012 Comments (25)

America is finally winning its war on babies. And victory may finally be at hand.

 

If one looks at America's actions since the Supreme Court declared war on babies about 40 years ago it's apparent that this country sees babies as the biggest threat to the country and the world. And while there have been some major successes in the fetal resistance movement such as 50 million babies consigned to medical waste status, they continue occupying wombs and entering into America unbidden and unwanted.

 

In recent years, the United Nations even escalated the war on babies by declaring the inability to take a human life as a human rights violation. But still babies came. One UN official...READ MORE

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3 of the Most Unlikely Saints

11/26/2012 Comments (20)

The Saint Louis Tribune was not alone in casting doubt as to whether Dorothy Day could become a saint: They asked, "Could a bohemian journalist, who had a failed marriage and an abortion, be a candidate for Catholic canonization?" 

This, it seems to me, is a bit of a strange question because in reality aren't all saints unlikely?

I did a little research and came up with a few saints that jumped out at me as some of the most unlikely.

1) Moses the Black - Besides having one of the coolest and most ominous sounding names in the history of Christianity his story has to be one of the unlikeliest saint stories.

Moses the Black (I just love saying his name) was a slave of a government...READ MORE

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I Choose Love

11/16/2012 Comments (27)

My life changed while I was lying on the roof of a beat up Chevy van looking up at the stars and drinking beer. I'd been living as an atheist for years though I would've denied the title. I preferred the term agnostic. I thought shrugging off truth as impossible to know was the intellectually superior position.

You see, while many atheists may look down on Christians, agnostics look down on all Christians and atheists. Poor Christians, on the other hand, have nobody to look down on but it seems to me that may perhaps be the point after all.

My friends and I rode from bar to bar every night of the week in that old van. That night it was parked in a dirt lot outside a bar. Like I said,...READ MORE

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Matt Archbold graduated from Saint Joseph's University in 1995. He is a former journalist who left the newspaper business to raise his five children. He writes for the Creative Minority Report.