As soon as I pushed on the front door I knew something had changed. Gone was the familiar creak and the rubbing on the floor that required you to make a little extra effort half-way through the opening. I could only come to the uncomfortable conclusion that someone had repaired it. It was uncomfortable because […]
Once, on a paper in college, I attempted to use a metaphor, another time a word-picture. Neither undertaking was particularly successful in much the same way that the Donner Party wasn’t particularly successful.
One of the occupational hazards of being an atheist and secular humanist who has the lack of common sense to hang around on atheist discussion boards is to encounter a staggering level of historical illiteracy. I like to console myself that many of the people on such boards have come to their atheism via the […]
Just finished Season 2 of Sherlock. Reasons Moriarty needs to stay dead: I don’t believe he ever reappeared after Reichenbach in the original stories. Tired of the endlessly reoccurring arch villain – Daleks, Cybermen, Lex Luthor. Seems like lazy writing and it doesn’t take long for all the suspense and surprise to turn into yawns. […]
Why Can’t We Be More Like Europe? Pew Study: “Religious Hostilities Reach a Six-Year High” A few takeaways Christianity is the most oppressed religion in the world. It looks like most of the oppression of Muslims comes from Hindu’s & Buddhists who are often held up as paragons of tolerance vs. supposed Christian hatred. The […]
Was just going over the Clark County, WA initiatives with a friend. In looking for information online for some of the more confusing measures I ran across the “Progressive Voter’s Guide.” I like using liberal guides when I vote because they’re usually pretty straightforward about what they like or don’t like and why. Once I […]
What ever happened to Christians’ expectation of intellectual or Scriptural rigor in Christian writing? So often I read articles online, by respected men, that consist of a whole lot of opinion and a whole lot of pop Christianity but very little actual accurate theology to back up the point of the article. The fact that […]
We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;— World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems. –Arthur O’Shaughnessy