Religion


Chill out. It's just a cup.

O, Come All Ye Ignorant

Every year at this time, it is inevitable that someone (usually multiple someones) will say something stupid in the name of their faith, without actually knowing what the hell they’re talking about. 2015 brought us the sagas of the Starbucks cup, and the Simon Malls glacier. Two basically innocent incidents […]


Ashley Madison header

I’m trying to care

I keep trying to dredge up sympathy for people like the Duggars, or the hacked Ashley Madison accounts, or the people who committed suicide because their Ashley Madison accounts were hacked. Seriously, I’m trying. But, a wicked part of me is laughing maniacally. (Except about the suicides. Even I’m not […]


Confederate flag flying

Not a Rebel, Not a Saint

There has been a LOT of attention given to the Confederate Flag these past weeks, following the tragic murders of nine congregants in a Charleston, SC, Bible study. I was as horrified as anyone to hear about the killings in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, especially considering it was […]


The Duggars

Is your Quiverfull or empty? 3

I have never shied away from my distaste of the Duggar clan. I feel that they, and families like theirs that reproduce without limits, without intelligent forethought, are irresponsible and a drain on resources. In today’s society and economy, it is cruel to bring child after child into the world, […]


female, male/female, male restroom sign

We’ve All Got to Go Somewhere

The big news around here lately has been the failure of the Charlotte City Council to pass an anti-discrimination bill. The most contentious element of the bill would have allowed transgender individuals to use the public restroom of their choice (ie, a woman transitioning from female to male could use […]


Mickey Mouse has the measles

Mickey and the Measles

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about the measles outbreak that is centered on Disneyland, resulting in multiple measles cases since December 2014. Some of those affected were children too young to be vaccinated; the others were old enough but “chose not to be” vaccinated. This should really be phrased […]