With apologies to Danielle Bunten Berry. To address these points in reverse order for no particular reason: “Just out of curiosity.” Bullshit. Feel free to prove me wrong, though. “If the Bible never existed, would you be more likely to believe in a creator?” You mean like all the other religions, including the ones that… Continue reading Apple’s Coke M.U.L.E.
Yesterday, the first day of 2021, I was out with my roommate running errands following a wonderful breakfast at one of our favorite places. I had toast and coffee. I bring this up because as we drove over to the grocery store, I began experiencing some severe abdominal pain. Given I had two cups of… Continue reading Dear Religious People Illustrated
Previously, I outlined my rules for engaging with theists or apologists or whatever term they may or may not want to be identified by. To bring you up to speed, if I can boil the position or argument down to one of two generalizations, I don't owe that person any more of my time, the… Continue reading A Trinity?
Disclaimer: There's been a rather major revelation (no pun intended) in the time between when this was written and when it's being posted. Suffice to say, he's dug himself a very deep hole that spells out the word "shallow" when viewed from above. There are more entries in this series, but they're needing practically top… Continue reading Pwager Ewert’s Safe Bet (A Prologue)
A talking point that's been getting a lot more buzz lately than it should regarding the pandemic is this notion of the death toll being blown up, that these deaths are what we see every year from the flu or other illnesses and conditions, but now they've got a fancy new coat of paint. For… Continue reading It’s Only Death
Another day, another "plz subz my chanel!!!" question-that's-not-actually-a-question on Quora. It's a fairly straightforward demonstration of a total lack of self-awareness, how the same people who get the most irked by spam often espouse a fair bit of it themselves. On this particular day, though, someone took it a step further. To be fair, the… Continue reading Dumb With A Capital Duh
I've started work on another entry about the notion of refusing to hear certain arguments or suggestions, not because of deliberate ignorance, but simply to avoid wars of attrition (that is, it's a bad argument the first time you've heard it, so why would the hundredth time be any different?). By coincidence, I get a… Continue reading Virtual Insanity
If you want to discuss privilege and inequality when it comes to employment, healthcare, education, and security, I will gladly hear you out. In fact, I'd be the choir to your preacher. I'm fully in agreement these massive gaps in income or standards of living across the world as well as our own backyards are… Continue reading Privilege and the Pirate
This is only tangentially linked to the previous two entries. In fact, it's almost an afterthought. It's something I've been thinking about a for a long time and especially recently with all this discussion about the "illusion" of a meritocracy. When Trey Parker and Matt Stone created The Spirit of Christmas, they did not put… Continue reading Heart Work (Aorta)
My entry about Fortran Caliber came alongside a similar post from another user, this time about the marketing angle of YouTube as understood by people who know nothing about marketing, or learned it from Tom Arnold. That last part isn't fair, and I'm sorry, Tom. This all carries on from what I said before about… Continue reading Heart Work (Right Chamber)