Charlie Hebdo and Monty Python

While I was reading the news this morning, I couldn’t help but think about the old Monty Python sketch about Church Bells (I couldn’t find a good video of it, however the script is readily available online). In it an atheist – well, “lapsed atheist” – complains to his wife about the “sectarian turmoil” of…

Who Rules?

One of my favorite movies back in High School was Billy Madison (I’ve grown up a tad since then, don’t worry) – a silly, juvenile story about a rich kid who tries to save his dad’s company from falling into bad hands by finally growing up (in this case, “growing up” is a term used…

Go Filibuster Yourself!

This may be the first time in history that a group of senators filibustered themselves. About 30 Democratic senators – calling themselves the Senate Climate Action Task Force – resolved to keep the senate open overnight Monday into Tuesday morning. “We’re not going to rest until Congress wakes up and acts on the most pressing…

Straight Talk

Let’s get something straight from the outset: I have way more fear for what God thinks of my opinions and actions than I do any person or group of persons in the world. After all, Christ said, “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid…