So, in the wake of the Indiana Religious Freedom law, a reporter went out and started to ask local businesses if they would still serve gay people. One small Pizza joint totally bit, saying they would not serve gays. The internet explodes with this confirmation of what some of us worried … Continue Reading Threats Are Not Protest
I watched the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief last night on HBO. It is a compelling portrait of where belief and total faith The Church of Scientology refused to participate in interviews, so their crying out about how the documentary does not interview active Scientologists rings hollow. But the … Continue Reading Clearing the Way
This weekend on Facebook, someone in my friends list linked to this story. I suspect they meant so approvingly. Titled “Christians Did Not Invent Imaginary Sky Friend“, the article proclaims that there is no way Christianity invented God. On one hand, there is a valid statement there. Christianity did not … Continue Reading If Man Created Gods
My entire life growing up in Church, I commonly heard Christians being frustrated by people who lumped all Christians into one group, blaming all Christians for the “Bad apples”. The Church was not throwing those bad apples out necessarily. But Christians hated being held accountable for people they had no … Continue Reading It Is Not Fair To Judge Us By Our Worst (Unless…)
I feel like this bog post is about three years late, yet the timing is probably best. I was raised in the Church. It was practically in my DNA. At no time did I ever doubt there was a God. Jesus was the answer to the questions of life. I … Continue Reading Rise From The Ashes of the Mind’s Eye
So, part one of my thoughts on the situation surrounding the Rosa Parks of our generation. You might have heard about this. For reasons unknown to me, Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson felt the need to expound on who would be accepted into heaven. He was quoting the Bible and then … Continue Reading The Sound of Silence
free en·ter·prise noun noun: free enterprise 1. an economic system in which private business operates in competition and largely free of state control. There was a news story on Fox recently which declared Free Enterprise dead. It was ridiculous, of course, for multiple reasons. Primarily, it was because a Judge … Continue Reading Everybody’s Free
I am making a confession here. When I was growing up, I have some opinions on things that are not reflective of my views today. In high school and well into my early twenties, I believed in the perversion of homosexuality. What I mean by that is, I believed homosexuality … Continue Reading In Another Time
Right here. Really, I hate the whole, “I’ll bet you $______ if you can just prove ________.” Sure, sometimes it is a “I’ll give it to charity”…but mostly, it is about boasting rights and usually the expectation is that nobody will take them up. That is, of course, because usually … Continue Reading Good Use Of Money
I will be honest…if I were to write a book about the worst parts of Christian music? Carman would probably be the penultimate chapter. I am not a fan (though in my pre-teens I was). Among the host of problems? The weird presentation of Jesus as an ass kicking hero … Continue Reading Nothing Witty To Say
I will have to look this up…but has a sitting Pope ended his reign in resignation? I am curious…this is right on the heels of the documentary Silence In the House of God airing…connected?
Sam Neil or Michael York?
So, I could not figure out why I was suddenly seeing people expressing sympathy for Jon Cryer. Then I saw this video. http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/the-kid-from-two-and-a-half-men-wants-you-to-sto It is…enlightening. It also means I must start a crusade to keep Two and a Half Men on the air indefinitely. I am now curious the lengths … Continue Reading Growing Half Men
I kept my expectations pretty low for Girls Gone Dead. Considering the biggest names in the film are Beetlejuice (of Howard Stern fame) and Ron Jeremy, wrestler Jerry Lawler and Linnea Quigley (all in bit parts) I aimed pretty low for this one. Jumping on the Girls Gone Wild craze … Continue Reading Going, Going, Gone