Category Archives: Personal Commentary

Commentary on my life or beliefs.

Cloud Atlas and the most Fundamental Tension in Human History

Every great story has to have a source of tension.  Without tension, a “story” is nothing more than the description of scenery. Recently I watched and thoroughly enjoyed Clout Atlas.  The reason I fell in love with this movie is … Continue reading

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“Check your Privilege!”: Bidding penguins to fly.

“Check your privilege!” Recently on Twitter I have seen a lot of people saying, “Check your privilege” to others. Some believe asking someone to check their privilege is just an ad hominem/Marxist fallacy. I do not agree.  At the same time, I think … Continue reading

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The last several months and the last several years…

About the last several months… Last Summer I wrote three of what I consider to be the best and most honest pieces I have ever written. (They can be accessed here, here, and here)  They were the fruit of a … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook, Mass Shootings, and Gun Culture in the U.S.A.: Why (as a gun owner) I am for sensible gun legislation.

The tragedy mass shooting at Sandy Hook was not caused by one thing.  As soon as the shooting happened everyone (including myself) got on their soap box and focused on one aspect of the tragedy.  Everyone pointed to their favorite culprit and suggest … Continue reading

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Would Jesus Colonize You?: The Anti Colonial Gospel (Pt1)

Would Jesus colonize you? Would Jesus colonize you? Would Jesus force you to convert to another culture, speak another language, adopt different values and change everything about who you are in order to follow Him? Judging the past actions of … Continue reading

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Idle No More solidarity rally in Los Angeles

Idle No More is an movement among First Nations in Canada that has sparked support by Native Americans in the U.S. and indigenous persons all over the world. The Idle No More manifesto is as follows: We contend that: The … Continue reading

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Another U.S.A. is possible…

The U.S.A. has completely lost its way as a nation.  Rhetoric and money control our social conscious and our domestic and foreign policy.  This has led us into a place where we are a very pathetic example of a democratic … Continue reading

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Calling Out Socially Acceptable Racism

Last night I received my first Twitter suspension. I also had some friends on Facebook give me flak regarding the tone of my responses that led to the suspension. All of my replies were in response to Tweets that came … Continue reading

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Columbus and Contemporary Christianity

Today is the Columbus day, which is a day we celebrate Christopher Columbus for “discovering” the “New World.”  This holiday has been heavily criticized, especially by Native Americans in the U.S.A. It is seen as celebrating the “discovery” of a … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Fundamentalism: A Case-Study

So far I have presented a rough outline of what Christian Fundamentalism is, discussed how it cloaks unassailable ignorance and fear as faith and why that is problematic, and argued that Christian fundamentalism is far more pervasive than Christians are … Continue reading

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