Comment of the Day

Most of you have probably already seen the comment today over at the Noah’s Ark post that keeps getting hit hard every day, but I have to repost it here:

Educated idiot’s is what you people are who say” the ark did not exist. ” Because it did, and there are plenty of evidence to support that FACT. If you can not see the evidence than you all are ignorant and need to did deeper. you all are college grad’s I’m sure and payed high doller for your education. So read the Bible. It’s all there

“I … appreciates people like you.”


This note was left in a friend’s mailbox after he won a little skirmish over whether or not he could keep an Obama

Don’t you love how, since god can’t speak up for himselves himself, he uses his people to speak up for him. And they do it in the most eloquent ways.

You’d think that the all-powerful creator of the universe would align himself with the ones that would make him look the best. Or he would magically change the perception we have.

For crying out loud, what would be the harm in one modern day burning bush? How about little fiery clouds that guide his people around at night so they know where they’re going. How about a pen that doesn’t allow bad grammar?

If surrounding yourself with quality people is one way to success, consider providential MO a great failure.



Dear Photograph

In 8th Grade English class, you probably remember learning about a frame story, a literary term for a story within a story. I was taught that Hamlet is a frame story, because of the play that’s performed to out his uncle and mother. But Canterbury Tales is definitely one. It’s literature with stories within a greater story.

Here’s a great, “story within a story” project.

Take an existing photograph to the place where you or someone else took the original photograph. Hold up the photograph over the spot it was taken and snap another photo. Then write a short message to the photograph.

Dear Photograph” is that project, and it’s damn cool.

Here are some examples:

Dear Photograph, Grandma loved this beach. Dan Perry
Dear Photograph, I miss that playground. Anonymous

Thanks, Luis V!

Understanding the Times gets a callout on MSNBC

This clip is from Lawrence O’Donnell’s show on MSNBC. I could care less about the show itself. But I was listening to the clip, and suddenly my mind’s brakes shrieked to a stop.

Go to minute 2:00 when O’Donnell asks the pundit about Michele “Batshit Crazy Nuts” Bachmann’s background. This woman sums up perfectly the education that was shoved down my throat taught to me in high school.

Many of you might remember, one of my high school, college prep classes was called, “Understanding the Times.” It’s where a lot of Christians get the language of “worldview” and impose ignorantly that EVERYTHING is a religion and ONLY evangelical fundie Christianity leads to eternal life with Jesus. It conditions students to think that everything is either pure Christian or anti-Christian. It pits Christian against Christian, as well as Christian against every other way of thought. It teaches that you should bring this message of ignorance into the workplace, into conversations with strangers, and into your family’s living room.

The class literally removed me from a legitimate place in productive society by making me repeat its message in college interviews and in interviews to get scholarships for college.

Understanding the Times is scary, scary stuff, and I can never do enough to explain to the world that this message is HURTING Christianity and the believers who fall for it.

If you want to know a perfectly reasonable explanation of Understanding the Times’ modus operandi, watch the clip. She nails it.

The pundit doesn’t ever say the words, “Understanding the Times.” But it is precisely what evangelicals teach their kids, and it’s stupefying how many people fall for that crap.

Understanding the Times was the most un-educated, un-scholarly, ill-serving, pathetic load of horse shit to ever get pushed into this brain of mine. Many of my high school friends still preach its deplorably sick message. It’s sick, because it teaches that you won’t be accepted if you preach it, but you  will be accepted into heaven … which is all that matters.

Stunning how crazy this stuff is.

Go ahead, Michele Bachmann, preach this message from your soapbox. Your message is idiotic at best, and only the gullible stand behind and accept it.