Seriously, this blog sucks....
I like to rent older movies. You can real get a feel for the quality (Or lack of it) of a movie when there's no hype or big expectations.
I rented the Truman Show. Jim Carrey. Ed Harris. Decent flick. As I was watching, I was really struck by something.
If you don't know, in the movie, Truman (Carrey) is the star of his own show. Only he doesn't know it. The entire town is a set, all the townspeople are actors but him, and the hidden cameras follo
I've been looking at Xianity and corporate advertising for a long time, now, and I can't help but notice some similarity between their sales pitch.
Step 1: Convince the people they have a need or flaw that isn't being met or compensated.
Xianity: All have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God. Sin keeps us apart from God, and prevents us from being good and happy.
Corporate advertising: You're not attractive because you're not a carbon copy of Pamela Anderson or Brad pitt. Y
With appologies to Warner Bros., the Wachowski Bros., Lawrence Fishburne, and anyone else feeling litigious.
"Fundementalism is a system, Neo, and that system is our enemy. You look around you, what do you see: doctors, teachers, lawyers. The very lives we are trying to save, but until we do they are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, many of these people are not ready to be deconverted. And some of them are so inurred, so hopelessly dependan
I just don't seem as interested in things as I used to. Hobbies, entertainment, studies, etc. They just seem to involve me less and less.
I used to play Magic (The card game, if its not apparent). I loved making decks, trying 'em out. I liked playing, trading, buying boosters. But now.... Fuck Magic. I use my cards to light my cigars. I haven't played a game in almost a year. I really couldn't care less about Magic anymore. All these cheesy green decks the punk kids use nowadays have p
Why are you reading this drivel?
Truth is dead.
I refer not to relativism, in any form. Truth, or reality, as some would call it, does exist. However, the truth is dead not from lack of existance, but from lack of relevance.
In America, the truth has become completely irrelevant to our daily lives. The U.S. invades Iraq, believing Saddam to posses WMDs, and links to al-Quaida, however its spelled. Where are those weapons? Where are those links? Our leaders were wrong. And yet,
I was never a xian. Techniacally, I was. But, nothing of that former life, or former self remains. The fact I was a xian has ceased to be a factor in who I am now.
I got into the christ cult in a summer camp. They were really sneaky about it, too. I wonder if my parentws even knew what kind of camp it was. I should've known something was up when I noticed most of the kids at the camp were complete assholes.
I stuck with it, until around my early/mid teens. I started to take a closer
If you are christian, you are my enemy. If you are muslim, you are my enemy.
I know what you're going to say. That there are "Nice christians" and "nice muslims" out there. Ones that aren't trying to brainwash people, or create theocracies, or harrass/subvert/marginalize/kill anyone not part of their faith.
And my response is: So? As much as they may decry their extemist bretheren, the big question is, do they oppose them? Do they do anything more than cluck their tongues and shake th