We’re Not Popeye, Y’all

I wish I could say we all agree that violence is bad no matter where it comes from, but everyone knows that’s not true. For many people, violence is not only acceptable, it’s the preferred option. And, I’m not talking about Muslims, either: I’m talking about us. Our foreign policy, our obsession with guns and […]

Um, Really?

Unless you live under a rock, you know the Boy Scouts of America recently allowed gay kids to be in their club. Or, as Jesse Berney said in The Guardian, “There have always been gay children in the Boy Scouts. What changed yesterday is that they won’t kick you out if you tell people you’re […]

Of Dogs and Unconditional Love

[youtube FRJyieYGEI0] The scene at the beginning of this post is my favorite from one of my favorite Disney/Pixar movies. Don’t look at me like that, it’s a good movie with nice message. In fact, while most Disney movies send abominable messages to young people, Pixar films seem to go the opposite direction. For example, […]

Love Your Enemies

I’m sure we all know about Alec Baldwin’s meltdown on an American Airlines flight last week.  Now, because of that, the American Airlines flight attendants union is attempting to have Baldwin’s show, 30 Rock, banned from any AA flights.  Now, you might be wondering what any of this has to do with my normal fare, but the […]

Loving All Our Enemies

I think it’s safe to say that I’m on the left side of things when it comes most issues, both social and religious.  I’ve certainly made no bones about that on this blog, most of the articles point to that in one way or another.  I spend a lot of time “fighting the good fight” against […]