The Candle of Hope
squashed: My non-believing friends will sometimes refer to religion as a crutch. The implication is that the religious (and by unstated implication, me) are somehow emotionally or intellectually infirm. By extension, they, the non-believing, whole people need no such crutch. I resented the implication that I was somehow unable. Looking back, I have gotten it backwards. The fallacy is not that...
What happened to people saying “it’s the thought that counts” and meaning it?
Focus on the Family is coming to town →
This is why I’m not sure I even want to celebrate “Christmas” this year. Its becoming so ridiculous that even “Christian” organizations are supporting consumerism. Disgusting.
I haven’t been excited by a political candidate, well, ever. 2000 was interesting to me. My first election, a contested battle, Ralph Nadar, etc. But nothing that excited me. Same thing in 2004. It was exciting, but I was in Scotland at the time, and most of the excitement stemmed from the fact that I was an international watcher of an election now. But this year, with Barack Obama, things were...
My wife made me canvas for Obama; here's what I... →
This is pretty similar to my experience yesterday. This election is more than just voting on who will be the next president. Its voting for hope.