Author Archives: malcolmthecynic

No, racism is not “any belief that makes race out to be much more significant than it really is”

No, nobody uses the word this way. Not in casual conversation, not colloquially, never. And it is trivially easy to prove. This definition of racism makes no moral claims. When people refer to somebody as “racist”, they are almost always … Continue reading

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Divine Liturgy!, Update

Okay! Made it to an 8 AM Sunday Divine Liturgy. My thoughts: 1) It was…extremely short. Surprising, right? They normally run about an hour and 15 to two hours. This was 45 minutes! Why? The Priest spoke/sang very very fast. … Continue reading

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Alfie’s Army is a Joke

This is quite simple: If you call yourself an “army” but stand outside and yell with signs as an innocent baby dies surrounded by a few cops too scared to arrest muslim rapists, with a helicopter on standby mere miles … Continue reading

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Why Sports?

I’m a huge Yankees fan, and a big NJ Devils fan as well, much as I hate the name (for those unaware it actually comes from a legend about a supernatural creature living in the Jersey Pine Barrens known as … Continue reading

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A Point of Order

I always find it a little amusing when people try to impute “sides” on me, and I find that the “side” people think I am on tends to be shaped by their own pre-existing opinions. My last post was not … Continue reading

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What I Think We Should Do

I am not alt right, but believe it or not I think a lot of their concerns are quite valid in terms of the effects of minorities on populations, immigration, the evil of Islam, etc. Where I (mainly, among other … Continue reading

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Not Very Catholic of Me

My local parish is very small. It was small when I arrived in my town 18 years ago and has shrunk since then. When I got confirmed, there was somewhere in the ballpark of twenty other confirmants. This year, there … Continue reading

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