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 » • (1527 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 » • (2312 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 » • (1530 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 » • (1678 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 » • (2389 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 » • (1194 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 » • (1134 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 » • (1938 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 » • (2473 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 » • (3162 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 » • (3412 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 » • (4469 views)

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