Tuesday, January 27, 2009

AOTM: There were 370 last time when atheism was the topic: This time: War

"Does Catholicism = Pacificism?" Is there a "Just War?"

No details yet, but the second Tuesday of February, the 10th will be the next debate at the Argument of the Month Club!

The next forum on February 10th will be centered around the issue of WAR!

Can a good Catholic believe in a just war or is that a thing of the past?’ Many have taken this position and many more do not believe you can be pro life and believe in a just war. We will hear from a former pacifist radical of the 60s. He has converted and become a radical for the “Just War Argument” ( and all things manly). Dr. David Pence, (alias Dr. Intense).

His proposed debate opponent (a pacifist of course) is the head of the Justice and Peace department of the university of St. Thomas. He has not formally accepted the debate but we will keep you posted. If you have never heard Dr. Intense he is very, well, ”intense.” The AOTM believes, whether you love him or hate him, he will give you a informative debate that will be full of humor and passion. Which is a great recipe for a very entertaining and informative evening.

Speaking of recipes here is a little menu teaser for y’all.

The AOTM will be serving up a little taste of New Orleans. Fat Tuesday is just around the corner so we are going to spice things up a bit for y’all. We will serve a great Cajun dish, either jambalaya or gumbo or both! We will have some Louisiana Hot Wings for starters (and yes celery for those of you watching their girlish figure). I heard some of the men were complaining that they wanted a little less meat. What kind of man says that? Well here you go, you girlly men! I will put out mountains of celery for you boys! I can’t wait until Father Echert hears this! You girly men are in for some trouble! We have to up hold our image as one person put it, The AOTM Coronary Kitchen! We will end the meal with a fantastic heart-stopping desert. I promise!


Sanctus Belle said...

I recently heard Dr. Pence talk on the at my Mankato parish and he's very good, orthodox and highly entertaining at the same time. I highly recommend this talk to all.

Unknown said...

Dr. Pence is indeed a great debater, Sanctus. Hopefully, the UST representative will be up to the task to go against him.

Somehow, I suspect a lot of pacifists don't have much of a sense of humor, though.

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

I'd love to hear this one. With the bigger crowds, and me not pregnant anymore...wonder if anyone would notice me if I juuuuust wore a hat with my hair all tucked in and sneeeeeaked in very quietly...

Unknown said...


This is a very social group. You'd better develop a strong case of laryngitis before you come so that your voice will be deep enough during the social hour to carry on a conversation without suspicion.

Also, good Catholic men don't wear hats indoors. So you'd better consider getting a "heinie" or something.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Crazy Mama: I'll help you! *heehee*

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

Alright. I'll stop trying to sneak in to your dude den. I just wish I was a fly on the wall sometimes...no, that wouldn't be good enough. I wouldn't be able to keep my mouth shut. Maybe it's better that I just stay awaaaaaaaay!