When we get our CBDC, it's going to really suck eggs.

Get Monero while it's still cheap!

federalreserve.gov/cbdc-faqs.h

🎉 Bishop Robert Barron was recently a guest on the Lex Friedman podcast! I'm excited to listen to this conversation. I think Bishop Barron will provide an excellent explanation and defense of our faith, as usual.

youtube.com/watch?v=WgytXF0SPh

I found an interesting website recently. It's an online magazine criticizing our current technological heading, particularly in environmental impact. And suggests alternative ways to create a more sustainable society. Oh, and the website is hosted on an off-grid solar-powered single board computer. Sometimes the website goes offline if it's been cloudy for too long.

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/abou

What is the Catholic justification for the papacy? I was challenged with this recently and did not have much of an answer. Having grown up in the church, it's one of the things I just accepted. Anyone have good arguments or something I can read about this?

I once heard this metaphor for heaven and hell described by an Orthodox priest: In both heaven and hell everyone has utensils with really long handles. In hell the people forever try and fail to feed themselves with the long-handled spoons and forks. In heaven, they use the long spoons and forks to feed each other.

The chief characteristic of contemporary academics is cowardice.

As should have been expected, Liz Warren has declared war on Crisis Pregnancy Centers in Massachusetts as a response to the supreme court decision. The fact that there are more places dedicated to helping mothers keep their babies rather than kill them is apparently a big problem for her.

bostonherald.com/2022/06/29/el

Commenting on my own post just to add... My favorite part of that lecture - what blew my mind - was Dr. Esolen explaining the true meaning of A Christmas Carol. As a child I, and surely most of us, were taught that this was simply a story of a mean old man who learns around Christmas time that he should not be so mean. He should be nice. So it's no wonder that from childhood until now I thought it was a nice classic story about being nice and that's it.

After hearing the story again with its true depth revealed, I realize I was only ankle-deep in the water my whole life. And after that lecture I think I better understand what makes a "classic work" a true classic. A story like A Christmas Carol carries over the deep roots of our culture from one generation to the next. Or it should, if people were sharing the story properly.

At least I know the story though. At least in 1990's New England public schools our culture was still Christian enough that for many Decembers my class took a field trip to see the play. Surely, that is not the case today. Today they wouldn't even read a condensed version of the book presented as a "be nice" morality play, with all reference to God stripped out.

Today the kids probably don't even know the story at all. That is very sad because it is beautiful. And beauty, I think, is one of the best ways to bring people back to Christ and his church.

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This is one of the best lectures I have ever heard. Anthony Esolen brings the deep Christian themes of classic works to the surface. Love this guy. He has given me a deeper understanding of beauty and our faith.

youtu.be/aq-bV_30Igk

looking forward to interacting with you all and sharing neat stuff.

Hello rcsocial! I have another mastodon account on liberdon.com. But it's a little to weird and conspiratorial there. Glad to find some Catholic space on the web.

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