Gomer Loves Drugs!

Episode 137 · April 13th, 2018 · 1 hr 27 mins

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Luke saves Gomer's musical tastes. Ad Orientem altars. Luke's Permed hair and a purple suit. Moving away from your friends. Gomer in Prison. THE WORD. And Drugs.

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  • Project 86 — "Sheep Among Wolves is the definitive Project 86. That in mind, Sheep Among Wolves is familiar, diverse, but offers the challenge needed to stimulate the mind of an longtime fan. A delightful late 2017 surprise, this is a must have for Project 86 fans of all kinds. For these reasons, CrypticRock gives Sheep Among Wolves 5 out of 5 stars." - Cryptic Rock
  • Before These Crowded Streets - Wikipedia — Before These Crowded Streets is the third studio album by Dave Matthews Band, released on April 28, 1998. It was the last official album by the group to be produced by longtime producer Steve Lillywhite until 2012's Away from the World and their first album recorded at The Plant Recording Studios in Sausalito, California.[8] The album title is taken from the lyrics of the song "The Dreaming Tree."[9] It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts after selling 421,000 units in its first week of release knocking the Titanic soundtrack from the top spot after a run of 16 consecutive weeks at #1.[10]
  • Albums - Brother, Sister (2006) | mewithoutYou — 13. In A Sweater Poorly Knit
  • Catechism of the Catholic Church - IntraText — 1072 "The sacred liturgy does not exhaust the entire activity of the Church":10 it must be preceded by evangelization, faith, and conversion. It can then produce its fruits in the lives of the faithful: new life in the Spirit, involvement in the mission of the Church, and service to her unity.
  • “Ad Orientem”: A Defense of Priests Facing the Altar at Mass — But in any event, I can say without fear of contradiction from anyone who knows the facts that there is simply no tradition whatsoever, in the history of the Church, of Mass facing the people. Now, is it a sin? No. Is it wrong? No. Is it permitted? Yes. It is required? Not at all. In fact in the Latin Roman Missal, which is the typical edition that all the translations of the Missal are based on (not always translated properly, but at least based on it) the rubrics actually presuppose the Mass facing East, the Mass facing the Lord. Now, for the first 25 years of my priesthood, I celebrated Mass like you see it when you go to a typical parish: in English, facing the people. It can be done reverently; I’ve seen it done reverently; I’ve tried to do it reverently myself. But the last three years, after study and reflection, I’ve changed. I actually think the Mass facing the people is a mistake. But, even if it’s not, at least this much we can say: there is no permission required to say Mass facing God, facing the tabernacle, facing East, facing with the people. And it should be given equal rights, it seems to me, with Mass facing the people. It’s been around for 1800 years at least, and it should be allowed to continue. I happen to think it’s symbolically richer. 
  • SparkNotes: Heart of Darkness: Plot Overview — Heart of Darkness centers around Marlow, an introspective sailor, and his journey up the Congo River to meet Kurtz, reputed to be an idealistic man of great abilities. Marlow takes a job as a riverboat captain with the Company, a Belgian concern organized to trade in the Congo. As he travels to Africa and then up the Congo, Marlow encounters widespread inefficiency and brutality in the Company’s stations. The native inhabitants of the region have been forced into the Company’s service, and they suffer terribly from overwork and ill treatment at the hands of the Company’s agents. The cruelty and squalor of imperial enterprise contrasts sharply with the impassive and majestic jungle that surrounds the white man’s settlements, making them appear to be tiny islands amidst a vast darkness.
  • Natural law as subversive: the case of Aquinas (Chapter 3) - Ethics and Politics — 3 - Natural law as subversive: the case of Aquinas Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame, Indiana Publisher: Cambridge University Press https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511606670.004
  • Subverting Moralizing Laws with the Natural Law — Lay Evangelist — Human laws cannot instill virtue, and when the monetary rewards are high enough, they can no longer instill fear in criminals. Remove the rewards, you destroy the drug culture. Legalization keeps drugs off the black market, cutting profits to the bone. Drug cartels would be replaced by local farmers or even Big Pharma. Prison populations would drop broadly, cutting costs of enforcement, processing and imprisonment down dramatically. Inner cities, while not being transformed over night, would cease to elevate and admire dealers with cash and power. Gangs would be broken when the source of their incomes evaporate. Treatment centers could actually be schools of virtue and not warehouses of criminals like our prisons.