Pious Irreverence: The Virtues of Blasphemy

Recent events have led me to think about the role of a set of beliefs and the place for people that may hold differing beliefs. Somewhere in all of that pondering, I started thinking about the difference between blasphemy, heresy and apostasy. That train of thought led to some musing on the virtues of blasphemy […]

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So Bad, They’re Good: Rooting for Villains, Pirates and Monsters

Most of my life I’ve rooted for the villains. I have a huge collection of action figures at home, most of which are villainous characters from comic books, Star Wars and other recognizable films or TV shows. My first (and really only) acting role was a melodramatic villain with a cape and curled mustache. I’m […]

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Consider Yourself Judged. [Righteously?]

“Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” Matthew 7:1-2 Confession time: I judge people all the time. Seriously, like all the time. It’s bad. If we’re judged how we judge others, there is some heavy (time-travel-potentially-wrecking-the-space-time-continuum heavy) judgment coming my […]

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