Friday, November 11, 2005

"The Door" takes on the Jedi religion

Really funny, mixture of Baptists and Dead Sea Scrolls, and such. Makes me smile!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The first set of articles are up at "The Foundation"

They are a pretty good mix, two pro-fair trade, one pro-free trade, and one "let's not get involved." Good stuff, check 'em out!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

And in Darfur... the bad guys won

Check out the article. Basicly says that the genocide is done in Darfur, but only because there is no one left to kill. 400,000 killed 2 million expelled.
God have mercy,

epiphanies of the morning

Some of my best ideas, and some of my worst, come to me while showering. This morning I was thinking of religion and politics (no surprise) and I had a thought, what would Paul's way of dealing with foreign policy be? My initial thought is that he gives no answer to that question. The second answer I thought of is that his views of the relationships between people can be made roughly analogous to relationships between nations. So if you have a problem first go to the person you have a problem with, then go to other, and so on.
My second epiphany is that the differance between "New Age" stuff and Mysticism proper is that New Agers refuse to let the self disappear.
Also I'm reading two new books 1 is "The Changing Faces of Jesus" by Geza Vermesh, which contains GV's views the Historical Jesus. The other is "The World Hitler Never Made" which is a history of people writing alternative histories about Nazi Germany.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

"I'm an introvert. You are a wonderful person and I like you. But now please shush."

Hat tip to Samizdata check out the article about introverts!

And over at Univeral-Bones

Things have started. I've published the first chapter of what will be a serialized novel. I'm still waiting for submissions. If you want to submit email me at
PS As for The Foundation I'm still waiting for 1 more article, then I'll publish the first batch of 3!

I miss America

On this Guy Fawks Day I am in Culture Shock, I want my Motherland.
As I stood solemnly by our bonfire, and watched fireworks above a burning effigy of Parent. I was in culture shock, it was the 4th of July, but it wasn’t. As some of you know I have a mixed feeling about the 4th but tonight none of that was important. All I could think about was home. I said allowed, in distant wonder, "man, it looks like when the British burnt the first White House," before I realized it was not a particularly tactful thing to say surrounded by the attacker’s ancestors. As the bombs burst in air I thought about my American brothers and sisters in Iraq, under bombardment. And as the effigy burnt down the skeletal leavings reaching up like the remains of the World Trade Center quiet hidden tears came. Basic raw patriotism bubbled up in me.
I could go off on a rant about the threat of China and the ineffectiveness of the EU and the UN, but I’m not sure how genuine that would be. Long short its been a night of emotions.
Good night.