Archive for October, 2010

Road trip!


Now if we can only figure out who’s doing the hating.

Martin Luther King Jr. famously said Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man’s sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false […]

I’m not fitting in here.

Dear Abby, I don’t feel like I’m fitting in very well at the seminary. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t feel like the priests like me as well as they do some of the other guys.   Here’s a better look – I’m right there between Freddy and Bobby who Father Hadakitz and Father Neidaboise really seemed to […]

Climbing back on the hampster wheel to nowhere.

  Okay, I have been criticized for a failure to address an online article which purportedly answers all my complaints about the stoning of disobedient children, the forced marriage of rapists to their victims, and other atrocities of the old testament. Actually, I have read the text in question, which is quite a feat of patience on my part […]

Just another witch hunt?

Well…she did once claim to be a witch. To determine whether Christine O’Donnell is being mocked and smeared simply because the Tea Party is perceived as a threat to the controlling power or whether she is being mocked and smeared because her beliefs or ignorance threatens American ideals, you will have to watch and determine for […]

I can have my cake because you ate it out of context.

Uhh…listen, Abe, I think you might be taking God out of context. There is nothing stranger than watching the reaction of a verse-slinging Christian who defends a claim by pitching a verse, as if it were some form of experimental data or logical axiom, that is subsequently returned with a line-drive from the very same scriptural tradition that either refutes that […]

Reverend, is that a monster in your pocket…

Or are you just happy to see me? This lunatic has it all figured out and has quite the grip on Satan’s plans for human kind.   “Children are developing relationships with all these Pokemon creatures. Little reclusive power-filled monsters!”  I’m surprised he didn’t take the monster-in-your-pocket metaphor to its inevitable conclusion.  (Perhaps that would […]

The slow death of journalism

If you’ve seen the clip of the debacle known as “The View” with guest Bill O’Reilly, then you know that we are watching the slow death of journalism. I think you could see in that look of panic in Barbara Walters eyes which was a sad surrender that said, “Oh my god, we’ve become Springer.”  The news […]

Movie Friday!

Let’s start it off with a new RSA Animate on changing education paradigms. I really enjoyed this one because I’ve been thinking about a lot of what this lecture discusses for a long time. So often I have wondered why are we still doing things in the same way? With the dramatic differences between today’s culture […]

Miners find salvation’s shaft.

Much like the perfect massage, the story of thirty-three trapped Chilean miners had a happy ending. The rescue apparatus pulled them all to safety where they were greeted by the open arms of families, wives and lovers.  Like the rest of mankind, I thought it was a pretty cool story, especially since so many like […]