I've decided to revive this blog. I've been coming up with posts that are far too choleric and confrontational for Catholic Nerd and wanted a forum to get a little nasty. So, I got rid of all my old posts (they weren't very good anyway) and am beginning afresh.
I'd warn you that you shouldn't be offended by the blunt, sarcastic, confrontational tone I'm adopting here, but frankly the whole point of this blog is to be offensive, at least in the opposite sense to 'defensive.' It's called "The Monster of God:" what do you expect? You want gentle, conciliatory tones, there are dozens and dozens of very nice, kind, and polite Catholic blogs out there. This isn't one of them.
The purpose here is to attack common assumptions and narratives; to hit neat little machines of thought with a hammer and see how they hold up. Sooner or later, I'll probably get to one of the machines that you like or even rely on.
It's called thinking: deal with it.