We’ve Started Something

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…]

Sex & Violence

This is born of discussions here & here about sex in “His Dark Materials” and violence in Harry Potter. The gist is this: books for children or young teens often skimp on sexuality, whereas they are free to be graphically violent. I’d like to explore this from two directions: first with regard to the unacceptability of sexuality and second with regard to sexuality as violent in itself.

I’ve got a Friend in Buffy.

I just realized that I’m hanging with a new crowd. These people are really important to me. As I spend more time with them, I find myself laughing when they laugh and crying when they cry. I can’t wait until I get to spend another 44 minutes with them again. They’re an oddly named bunch … [Read more…]