The Mark of the Beast and The Great Eraser

        Back in the late 1960’s and through the 1970’s there was a sort of cottage industry in conservative Protestant circles, especially when the Fundamentalist movement resurged, of trying to predict the future based on attempted interpretations of passages of the Bible, especially, the Book of Revelation.  This lead to the commercial… Continue reading The Mark of the Beast and The Great Eraser

You want proof? Okay, I’ll give you (a) proof

     Sometimes, Bible-only apologetics just goes wrong.      Now, I won’t swear that the following incident actually happened and the guy sitting next to me on the plane won’t swear that it actually happened, either.  In fact, I am pretty sure that there is a basement office somewhere in the Federal Aviation Administration building in… Continue reading You want proof? Okay, I’ll give you (a) proof

Which is safer: Communion on the Tongue or in the Hand: a theoretical investigation

I. Introduction      At the blog of Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (Fr. Z’s Blog), several posts have been made regarding certain bishops restricting the reception of Holy Communion to only Communion in the hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.  One exasperated commenter wrote (I will leave out his name, since I do not know if he wants… Continue reading Which is safer: Communion on the Tongue or in the Hand: a theoretical investigation