This is one of my all time favorite songs. Depeche Mode (the peach, with ice cream?) wrote a haunting offer to stand in for a missing element: [wp_youtube]KW3aEimWW10[/wp_youtube] Your own, personal, Jesus. A Jesus you don’t have to share with the rest of humanity. Someone who cares A wonderful indictment against an indifferent Jesus.
I haven’t yet seen WALL•E, but here is an article I found interesting discussing the genders of the two main robots. It is an interesting discussion of the perceived genders we apply to the characters based on our cultural assumptions. It is also interesting, however, how we can work beyond them. hat tip
I enjoy Religion Clause, because it gives me bite-size news about religion & the government. More often than not, there is an article about the election. But this one just blew me away.
I’ve recently been listening to Atheists Talk (iTunes link), spurred in that direction by PZMyers, who was interviewed by them recently. And then I stuck around to hear their next show, in which they interviewed two Christians. While it was interesting to listen to them sputter when unable to answer questions, and relieving that the … [Read more…]
A vid take on MoF’s Sparks: First up, Stuart Shepard, who I’d not heard of before today but is apparently a member of Focus on the Family’s activism arm, is encouraging everyone to encourage his God to rain on Obama’s acceptance speech. Which seems to me to be incredibly petty: pray for peace? pray for … [Read more…]
Whoever invented this is inspired! Here they are on politics.
I went to “A Conversation with Brothers & Sisters” last night, which was a panel of the stars of the show & some of the writers and producers. It is one of my favorite shows, mostly because of what one of the writers said, “Everyone sees their family in the characters,” but also because of … [Read more…]
Do you remember those “there’s no wrong way to eat a Reese’s” ads? (My favorite one was Dracula, from whom I stole the title of this post.) When I allowed myself to eat them, Skittles were my absolute favorite candy. I would open the package and neurotically sort them into colors; I would then eat … [Read more…]
USC just sponsored a study of gender in movies, animation, and television, coming up with some pretty stark results: essentially, although the number of female characters has increased, most are still locked into gendered activities and are not often main characters. This can be seen quite clearly in Horton Hears a Who: there are many … [Read more…]
Proving that Hollywood is not the hot-bed of liberalism that many people would like to think it is, here is one woman’s list of the most misogynistic movies of the 21st century.
First, there was John’s dabbling in mapping lolCats onto traditional religious images. Then, the folks over at Cracked gave us some awesome lolReligion interspersed in their 10 Things Christians and Atheists Can Agree On (scroll down for the lolDog in need of a Catholic exorcism). But it didn’t stop there, oh no! Someone linked John … [Read more…]
Let me start by saying that, before I started doing vague research for this, I knew next to nothing about Ron Paul. I knew that he has two first names. I was aware that he was a Republican, but had no idea what kind. I was not aware of his race, although I could guess … [Read more…]