Fixing the Hole in the Boat

HoleInBoatA StubbornThings Symposium1/26/16
Latest: Patching the Leaks by Timothy Lane  •  Introduction  •  This symposium (open to one and all…just send in your thoughtful contributions) is about what it will take to fix what the Left has broken. And that’s making the very large assumption that fixing is still possible. More » • (1167 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium11/29/15
Latest: Let’s Chew the Fat About Sloth by Anonymous  •  Introduction  •  I don’t really feel like writing a lengthy introduction. That’s too much damn work. So let’s get right to the essays…if anyone really has the energy to write them. I, for one, would rather just sit here and vegetate. If you send one in, I’ll put it up…if I feel like it. More » • (1951 views)

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Stories of Christmas 2015

ChristmasStoriesA StubbornThings SymposiumDecember 2015
Latest: Throwing a Fit for the Holidays by Kung Fu Zu  •  Last year’s winning entry (or phrase) was Rosalys’ “…a real, genuine fake tree.” The most heart-warming (in a Little Rita Faye sort of way) was Pat’s story of his wife finding the long-lost song More » • (1247 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Envy

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium11/27/15
Introduction  •  If you ask liberals the cause of poverty, disease, crime, or war, they’ll answer, “Society,” ignoring the fact that society is made up of troubled individuals. If, however, you ask conservatives, especially a Christian conservative More » • (1432 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium10/20/15
Introduction  •  We are now on to our fifth of the Seven Deadly Sins. Dictionary.com defines wrath as “strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire . . . vengeance or punishment as the consequence of anger.” The word “wrath” implies something more than just due justice. More » • (1660 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium10/6/15
Introduction  •  It was Pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels. – St. Augustine  •  In the campy, but entertaining, series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, one of the catchier episode titles was “Pride Comes Before a Brawl”. More » • (894 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium9/28/15
Introduction  •  If this quote found on the web is correct, no wonder Catholicism has been so friendly to socialism. Apparently in the Summa Theologiae, Thomas Aquinas said that greed: “is a sin directly against one’s neighbor, since one man cannot over-abound in external riches, without another man lacking them More » • (863 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium9/19/15
Introduction  •  I like Thomas Aquinas. But going by this information from Wiki, perhaps there’s a reason I haven’t become a Catholic. Under the definition of “gluttony,” Thomas included “eating too soon,” “eating too expensively,” “eating too eagerly,” “eating to daintily,” and “eating wildly.” More » • (1411 views)

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The Seven Deadly Sins: Lust

FOTSthumb2A StubbornThings Symposium9/10/15
Introduction  •  If someone wrote a modern Seven Deadly Sins, they would probably include environmental crimes, economic crimes, gender crimes, “divisiveness” crimes, inequality crimes, sensitivity crimes…all the supposed “sins” which are based upon Leftist political assumptions. More » • (1799 views)

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The Ten Commandments — #1

TenCommandmentsA StubbornThings Symposium8/21/15
The Grand Finale  •  For the last year and a half we have been discussing, one at a time, the commandments Moses brought down from Mount Sinai just after the Jews escaped from Egypt, the ones God Himself scribed on two tablets of stone. More » • (2568 views)

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The Ten Commandments — #2

TenCommandmentsA StubbornThings Symposium   7/31/15
Introduction  •  We’re almost there, folks, to number one. It’s been a long ride. The essays for #10 (where we started, in reverse order) were published back in June of 2014. We’ve been at this for more than a year now. I’m rather pleased that this hasn’t petered out. More » • (2740 views)

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The Ten Commandments — #3

TenCommandmentsA StubbornThings Symposium   5/29/15
Introduction  •  How blissful was my ignorance of the true essence of God’s Third Commandment. Such ignorance kept me concentrating on bottling up that stream of “damns” and “mother oaths” that flowed like a polluted river through a heart undergoing reluctant reconstruction. More » • (3817 views)

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The Ten Commandments — #4

TenCommandmentsA StubbornThings Symposium   3/1/15
Introduction  •  When the great veil is snatched away, and all depths are sounded by the Great King who judges true, I should like to know which tribe and epoch produced the most virtuous men. It is certainly not a title that our own age could rightly claim. More » • (3245 views)

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Stories of Christmas

ChristmasStoriesA StubbornThings Symposium   December 2014
Latest: Red-Faced, Jolly, and Spiteful by Brad Nelson  •  Sometimes Christmas is best remembered by the calories you put on. They seem to be the substance of some permanence. But sprinkled amongst the eggnog and cookies are stories and events — large and small, heartwarming or just funny — that have decorated the season through the years. More » • (7993 views)

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The Ten Commandments — #5

TenCommandmentsA StubbornThings Symposium   12/22/14
Introduction  •  In order to fully comprehend a society’s commitment to its institutions and virtues, one need only reflect on the consequences reaped for holding them in contempt. The West, having declined in its grasp of moral certitude More » • (5684 views)

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