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Comments on… Avengers and Age of Ultron

Continuing my MCU commentary… The first two Avengers movies offer an interesting dichotomy in success and, well, not failure, but perhaps lackluster achievement. Both are penned and directed by nerd-culture aristocrat Joss Whedon. Whedon has great skill as a writer, … Continue reading

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Comments on… The genius that is Captain America: The Winter Soldier

I’m reviewing the old MCU films in preparations for Infinity War. The Star Wars fiasco of this past Christmas has me very concerned for my favorite franchise’s future (you’ve killed Star Wars for me Disney, don’t do in the MCU for … Continue reading

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Some Comments on… The Inherent Ambiguity of Narratives

When it comes to narratives, whether in movies, books, comics, or any media, my major questions when reflecting upon it concerns how this or that narrative manifests the true, good, and beautiful. More specifically, I’m concerned about how a narrative … Continue reading

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(Affective) Comments on… An ancient homily for Holy Saturday

“Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly paradise. I will not restore you to that paradise, but I will enthrone you in heaven. I forbade you the tree that was only a symbol … Continue reading

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Some Comments on… Paul

I saw Paul, Apostle of Christ during Holy Week. I’m torn on commenting on the movie, mostly because I left a theater with so many talking about how inspiring it was. I left ready to put the movie on the … Continue reading

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Comments on Black Panther

I’m off Facebook, Twitter, and Social Media for Lent, and the foreseeable future. They continue to exist, mostly as a place to share these occasional writings. Comments would best be left here or sent to me directly. I’ve rarely been … Continue reading

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Liberty and the common life

Originally posted on Just Thomism:
One of the dominant Enlightenment notions of liberty is whatever the law leaves undetermined, which is why Hobbes takes it as axiomatic that the greatest liberty of the citizen is the silence of the law.  This…

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