There are two videos that accompany this essay. The first is a 90 second bit from FS1 host Colin Cowherd with Larry King on giving hatred a platform. The second is the great Christopher Hitchens giving a full embrace of free speech in spite of objectionable views. The second half of his speech, on religion being the primary source of hatred in the world, is demonstrably false. Politics is the greatest source of hatred in the world. I need only point to the discourse over Charlottesville and at the latest (just to be polite) this past election cycle. Religion, hasn’t been a force, especially in this country’s political conversation, for a -very- long time. Let us begin. Continue reading Reflection
This comes from a question I asked this morning, and a number of conversations I had summed up thusly
Here’s a question if you are angry over comments or actions made by:
Milo, Keith Olberman, Lena Dunham, Bill O, Wendy Bell, the Memories Pizza people, the bakers in Colorado or Oregon, Mike Vick, Jeff Sessions, Robert Byrd, the DNC (Latinos being referred to as “Taco Bowls”, in case you forgot), Donald Trump, and ever other one-off “Controversy” that subjectively got everyone in a moral outrage. Continue reading Redemption
“Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong.” H.L. Mencken.
“then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:10-12 Continue reading Fracture
So…as a reminder, there is caffeine in chocolate. So if you’re going to make ice cream at home, consider this. I didn’t and here I am.
So guess what I’m thinking about. That’s right, space battles between Vikings and dragons. Nope, not nearly that creative.] Actually something less exciting: A lack of cynicism and a different perspective on the protests and indeed the new NeverTrumpers.
I thought I was waiting for some cataclysmic event that would legitimately shake the country and make people realize “This is what we’ve come to”. It’d be massive national tragedy committed by a non-white, non-muslim lunatic driven by politics and nothing else; I wanted a big sign saying “This is where extremism gets you”