Monthly Archives: April 2017
K: I get so pissed at people who are uptight over sexual sins. It isn’t exactly converting anyone, and everyone can see the hypocrisy. DP: People still get uptight over sexual sin? K: In my family, yes. [Some relative] would not attend a wedding because the bride and groom were living together beforehand. DP: Yeah, that is uptight. K: The same […]
The Guardian has an article called The Sugar Conspiracy which recaps the story of how fat and cholesterol were demonized in the 1970s as the drivers of heart disease and obesity, when in fact the true culprit was sugar, either consumed as fructose or as excess starches. I doubt the article was named by the author, because the […]
I have scrupulously avoided arguing with biblical literalists (or fundies, short for fundamentalists) for 25 years, not because I don’t enjoy arguing (I enjoy it too much) but because the form of argument is so irritating. Whatever Martin Luther meant by Sola Scriptura he surely did not intend the various stupefying shit-shows you can find on […]
By the end of April I will have been liberated from classes. I have many goals for the summer and one is to build my attention span back to what it used to be. That means less internet and more reading in the evenings. I am going to have a pile of career-related stuff to read, but […]
The American center-left wants to have a Nordic welfare state, and values diversity, internationality, and self-expression, not realizing that the underlying cultures of the Nordic welfare states are famously homogeneous, insular, and conformist. In other words, Progressives want the benefits of a high trust society without the conditions of a high trust society. Worse, they actively […]
The church is privileged. The church only cares about power. The church wants to run my life. Stupid Christians worship white Jesus. America is a Christian Nation. God Bless America. We must defend Christendom! Meanwhile the oldest Christian churches in the world are reliving the crucifixion. Have been for 13 centuries.