Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”

I was watching oodles of YouTube vids about Christian apologetics (why I did such a thing without finishing my coffee, I don't know), and somebody in the criticism comments referenced this article. I almost spit my coffee out reading it. The article is a bit stale--nearly 10 years old--but so damn good I couldn't help … Continue reading Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”

Akira (volume 4), by Katsuhiro Otomo

My Copy: 9781935429067 (image from bn.com) Oh how the heavens shake...or certainly the Earth is around Tokyo now. Akira is alive, awake, and in charge of the Great Tokyo Empire (whatever that is). At least, that's what his supporters and worshipers believe. Tetsuo is his loyal right-hand, determined to understand Akira more...even if it means … Continue reading Akira (volume 4), by Katsuhiro Otomo

Random thoughts I’m having while reading the Book of Genesis…

Image from Gary Larson's The Far Side (I love that panel). Anyhoo, I've had an interesting time trying to get into re-reading the Bible, both versions I have, side by side so I get the gist and context. I genuinely feel like I need to give the Bible a fair shake, to study it for … Continue reading Random thoughts I’m having while reading the Book of Genesis…

Finding a New Universe in a Cup of Coffee & Office Space

I forced myself to become human again this morning. I woke up early as usual, but woke up flustered, worried, and angry. It wasn't til mid-morning that I forced myself to become human. I heard dad get up and start his routine, went back to my room to lay down a minute and try to … Continue reading Finding a New Universe in a Cup of Coffee & Office Space

A Treatise on Tolerance and Other Writings, by Voltaire

My Copy: 9781435108424 (image from bn.com) A Treatise on Tolerance is a conglomeration of letters and pamphlets Voltaire wrote after the brutal public execution of Jean Calas, a Protestant accused of murdering his son because he supposedly decided to become a Catholic (though later information and what was given at Calas' trial makes this reasoning … Continue reading A Treatise on Tolerance and Other Writings, by Voltaire

I’m tired of the “God’s Punishment” crap we keep getting from preachers wanting their 15 minutes (more) in the media…

...and another author I recommend seems to be in the same boat. Ah, how the media have bristled with evangelical preachers/ celebrities denouncing American society and insisting these storms and other natural phenomena are like God wagging it's finger at us and telling people to stop being naughty and repent. Yeah, because the couple in … Continue reading I’m tired of the “God’s Punishment” crap we keep getting from preachers wanting their 15 minutes (more) in the media…

The Power of Prayer (for the no-longer-religious)?

I was amending my goals list on my tracking site (food intake, exercise, mental health, etc.) and was about to put down "pray at least one time a day." But I stopped, because it hit me: who exactly was I praying to, or what? I'm looking for another job again. The first few ideas didn't … Continue reading The Power of Prayer (for the no-longer-religious)?