Real quickly, then back to work: Steve’s got a blog

Regular reader and friend Steve P has thrust himself onto the sword that is blogging. I mean, he’s stepped on the landmine that is …

Whatever. He commented on the onion video below, and I noticed he had a clickable name, which means he has a blog.

How scrum-diddly-umptious.

He’s only got a few posts, but you should read them and then bookmark him and call him george. The post about deconversion leads to yet another blog, that I think I might have to check out. Maybe you should go scope it out and tell me if it’s any good or not.

Back to editing.


Coerced and deflowered by a mustard seed

“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you,” said Yeshua.

Nothing will be impossible for you?

Go ahead. Move that mountain.

Well, he meant within reason, right? Or maybe it’s a metaphor? Yeah, that’s right, a metaphor. That’s exactly what Yeshua meant. You can do impossible things like giving up smoking or losing weight? And he’ll help you, because he’s got mustard seeds to give out.

He wasn’t talking about walking on water or even winning the lottery. He wasn’t even talking about curing your cancer or helping starving children in your neighborhood.

Face it, real impossibilities are too big for mustard faith.

Deflate this honking mustard bottle all over my weepy eyes.

How do you not feel like a naive teenage girl who just got deflowered by the cool, older jock when he said, “Baby, I love you. We’ll be together forever.”

You’re right. It’s not the same thing. It’s worse.

The only thing that’s impossible for many is not thinking this kind of talk is a ripoff.

VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization

Neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran outlines the fascinating functions of mirror neurons. Only recently discovered, these neurons allow us to learn complex social behaviors, some of which formed the foundations of human civilization as we know it.