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Why Movies Matter

[Pope] John Paul II, in his 1995 message, wrote about the duty of parents to educate their children “in an accurate reading and understanding of the films that enter their homes each day” through television and video players. With platforms … Continue reading

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“Kids” by MGMT

The song “Kids” by MGMT is about the sad trend of people regarding children as life accessories. They wanted a child, liked the idea of a happy baby crawling around among them, but the reality was something different. The child … Continue reading

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Philip Pullman Fails At Being Wicked

I am familiar with Philip Pullman only within the context of his His Dark Materials trilogy, and the interviews that he has given surrounding it. Based on his statements about C.S. Lewis, he seems to be a strange, hateful man. … Continue reading

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Finding God in a Kia Soul commercial

As the video opens a terrible war is raging between two unknown parties. A-Flat is in loud evidence. In fact, if you have a good Bose woofer, the pounding A-Flat explosions shake the floor. The whole landscape and almost everything … Continue reading

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Evanescence and the Golem

Okay, so this one goes back a few years, but it was on the radio as I was driving home tonight so I got to thinking about it once more. “It” being the song Bring Me To Life by Evanescence. … Continue reading

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Twilight addendum

Lest someone misunderstand, my defense of the Twilight series should not be taken to mean that I think that there are no questionable aspects to them or that, given the wealth of literature available one should choose to read the … Continue reading

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Twilight

(May as well start with a big, controversial cultural touchpoint, right?) I have much more to say on the subject of Twilight, but I will start here. Top 10 Beneficent Lessons Anyone Can Learn from the Twilight Saga Reason champions … Continue reading

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A new direction.

It doesn’t take a big man to jump on a bandwagon and trash something popular, but it does to find something noble and worthy in pop “trash”. That is basically the mission statement for the new direction that I’m thinking … Continue reading

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When I chose to be straight.

I came across this video last night. Coincidentally, I had just recently been contemplating the very topic. I chose to be straight soon after I first began to feel the stirrings of erotic attraction, and every day since. I have … Continue reading

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