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User Guide

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”

–          Christopher Hitchens

            Greetings, my friends!


            I thought it would be useful to begin this blog with a sort of user’s manual, or a guide with which to approach my writing. 658 more words


Bernie's petition

At a time of massive wealth inequality, when 99% of all new income generated in this country goes to the top 1%, and when over half of the American people have less than $10,000 in savings, the last thing we should do is cut Social Security.

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Daily Devotional: A Love Unearned, Which Can Never Be Lost

Romans 10:1-13 is one of the first verses I learned as a young Christian. It answers any sense of our being able to earn a standing with God by our efforts. 215 more words

What's So Tough About Grace?

Grace is, arguably, the foundation of the Christian faith.

“It is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; not of yourselves, it is a gift of God. 1,325 more words


New EP

We are re-releasing our EP with a new vocalist.

As you all (may) know, Tamir (singer) left to get an MBA. But what you probably didn’t know is that Ryan also left (drummer – left because of a “broken toe” :) ). 160 more words


Can You Argue Someone Into Heaven?

“A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” Proverbs 15:18

It seems to me that today’s Christians are very good at arguing. 283 more words


What happened to our dreams of freedom?

The Trap: F*** You, Buddy

Adam Curtis makes documentaries for the British Broadcasting Corporation that are remarkable for revealing hidden connections and bringing out the unexpected consequences of ideas.  786 more words


patricknelson750 reblogged this on patricknelson750 and commented:

A documentary that brings to light some of our modern, paranoid, negative ideas.