The Case Against Faith (a minor and very temporary diversion)

November 6, 2008

So first I want to thank Ryan for posting this. Second, for those of you who don’t know, I was raised very catholic and maintain my faith as such. This video is arguably one of the most haunting and terrible thing’s I’ve watched in a while. More so in fact that, on a personal note, I have heard the same message from less active groups of evangelical protestants, baptists, Lutherans, non-denomination groups, etc. And the tone of their intolerance and absurdity rings just as loudly now, as it did when they told me I was going to hell.

But since I’m Catholic and going to hell anyways, may as well slap em on my way there.

Also soon I’ll be posting Case for McCain, even tho its quite irrelevant. At least it may prove to be interesting. Especially since he was one of the people I looked up to in calling out Agents of Intolerace such as these interesting folks.


This song has been playing on my Ipod non-stop for the past two weeks…

September 2, 2008

and every time I hear it, I want to jump off a bridge.

“Well youre the closest thing I have
To bring up in a conversation
About a love that didnt last
But I could never call you mine
Cause I could never call myself yours
And if we were really meant to be
Well then we justify destiny
Its not that our love died
Just never really bloomed

Well I cant let go
No, I cant let go of you
Youre holding me back without even trying to.
I cant let go
I cant move on from the past
Without lifting a finger youre holding me back.

And then we saw our paths diverge
And I guess I felt OK about it.
Until you got with another man,
And then I couldnt understand
Why it bothered me so.
How we didnt die we just
Never had a chance to grow.

I cant let go
No, I cant let go of you
Youre holding me back without even trying to.
I cant let go
I cant move on from the past.
Without lifting a finger youre holding me back.

And it might not make much sense
To you or any of my friends
Though somehow still you affect the
Things I do.
And you cant lose what you never had
I dont understand why I feel sad
Every time I see you out with someone new.

I cant let go
No, I cant let go
No, I cant let go of you.

I cant let go
No, I cant let go of you
Youre holding me back without even trying to.
I cant let go
I cant move on from the past
Without lifting a finger youre holding me back.

I cant let go
No, I cant let go of you
Youre holding me back without even trying to.
I cant let go
I cant move on from the past.”


-Can’t Let Go by Landon Pigg


The most intelligent thing I’ve read…on a coffee cup.

August 29, 2008

“Our prejudices arise from the fear of things we do not understand. If my generation has a single goal, it must be to promote education – education that advances us not only technologically, but also intuitively and emotionally. In today’s fast paced world, advancing has to mean more than scientific discovery; it is our responsibility to force ourselves beyond our comfort zones and become knowledgeable about the people around us.”

-Jessica Arden Ettinger, Student at the University of Virginia.

Well put.