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Stranger in a Strange Land

When they were few in number, of little account, and strangers in the land”  1 Chron 16:19 I must confess that since the hellish decision from 5 lawyers last week, I have scrupulously avoided reading anything about it, except for Timshel’s excellent post a couple of days ago.  I’m not in the mood to listen to Satan speaking through his acolytes about “human rights.”  There is little of sanity left in our culture, which is why I chose instead to read from my favorite philosopher of sanity, Frank Sheed.  Below is an excerpt from his book Society and Sanity, written

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More Than One Resurrection of the Body

When a body of work is republished for a new audience, that is a resurrection of sorts.  I’m thrilled that Ignatius Press has released a new edition of Frank Sheed’s terrific 1953 book Society and Sanity.  Written 60 years ago, the book is brilliantly insightful about the nature of the right ordering of relationships between individuals, families, society and the state, and the inevitable consequences if Caesar usurps roles that are not rightly his.  If that sounds dry, it means that you have never read anything by this masterful wordsmith and thinker, who never wrote a dull sentence in his life.

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