An enraged girlfriend who fatally shot a Palm Beach County firefighter, then turned the gun on herself might have been upset about their decision to abort their baby a few weeks earlier, a witness told detectives.
Well, at least the mom and dad won’t be absentee parents. Good ol’ abortion and carefree sex: bringing us more and more joy every day.
Also via Amy: Graham Greene, Uneasy Catholic (is that a play off Easy Rider?) Amy provides great links, but leave it to me for the lascivious excerpt:
The American academic Michael Shelden offered a life study, Graham Greene: The Enemy Within (1994), which sought to expose the darker side of Greene. Shelden went to great lengths to arraign his subject on charges of sadism, anti-Semitism and alcoholism. Reportedly Greene had indulged in heterosexual buggery in Jamaica (“Such disgusting sheets”) and enjoyed the frisson of adulterous copulation behind Italian church altars. As if that were not enough, Greene was accused of complicity in a gruesome 1930s Brighton murder (to this day unsolved) of a pregnant woman whose dismembered body was found in two suitcases. Shelden also insinuated that Greene was essentially homosexual.
But I also try to give the interesting and edifying excerpts:
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To his dying day he kept a photograph in his wallet of the Italian stigmatic Padre Pio, whose hands and feet were said to display the wounds of Christ. Whether these lesions were of neurotic origin – psychological rather than supernatural – Greene did not care to know: he wanted there to be a mystery at the heart of life. It may seem incredible that an intelligent man could be awed by the irrationality of stigmatism. But as Greene told the Tablet in 1989: “There is a mystery. There is something inexplicable in human life”.