The Importance of Being Apathetic: or, The Birth of a Liberal

For most of my young life well through college, I considered myself apathetic to politics because I didn't know enough about the issues to care (as a good little Christian Youth, I was Republican by association, but it wasn't something I got heated up about).  As I have little to no belief in the ability … Continue reading The Importance of Being Apathetic: or, The Birth of a Liberal

Quote Mining

"There's a difference between philosophy and a bumper sticker." ~ Charles M. Schulz My how we love our quotes.  They're short, often pithy, relatively easy to remember (give or take a word or two).  Put simply, they are, well, quotable. They sure make life easier.  And the internet has made it easier than ever to … Continue reading Quote Mining

The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.

Recently, while sitting in the back room of my job on a break, I was somewhat captive audience to a conversation between two coworkers that required a little personal research after the fact.  The conversation spring-boarded off of the topic of the Texas School Board's destruction of legitimate education, turning to the tyranny of history. … Continue reading The words we say aren’t meant for anyone.

The Best of the Worst: The Television Anti-Hero

Vote! "Needless to say I have some unusual habits, yet all these socially acceptable people can't wait to pick up hammers and smash their food to bits. Normal people are so hostile." ~ Dexter Morgan Dexter Morgan.  Nancy Botwin.  Walter White.  Dr. Gregory House. Television right now is a wonderful place for terrible people. Has … Continue reading The Best of the Worst: The Television Anti-Hero

Functioning Religioholics.

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. ~ Steven Weinberg God, I love whiskey.  Love, love, love it.  I also have a sweet little thing going with Vodka, on the side.  And if … Continue reading Functioning Religioholics.

We lift our hands and pray over your body, but nothing ever happens

Here is another one of those contentious posts.  Better pop some popcorn. What is the point of prayer?  Surely, I'm going to come off sounding quite confrontational in this post, no matter what I say, but I'm going to do my best to engage prayer on its own standards (see, even there I wanted to … Continue reading We lift our hands and pray over your body, but nothing ever happens