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Jordan Peterson, Christianity and Modernism

Category: Podcast

I nearly started a discussion with a family member the other day, though it was cut short. They had begun speaking about the sort of reactions they have gotten telling other people that the worldview they have, though they were not even Christians, is actually "based on the Bible"... The summary they gave of what they were telling people was basically a re-hash of what Jordan Peterson had said on ... » Continue Reading

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Thatcher vs NT scriptures

Category: Religion and Philosophy

Margarete Thatcher's modern neoliberal perspective vs the ancient Christian perspective. Thatcher: "you know, there's no such thing as society. There are individual men and women and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look after themselves first." Rom 12:3-5: "For I say, through the grace that was given me, to everyone among you, not to thi... » Continue Reading

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Article on Hollywood and the Pentagon

Category: News and Politics

Nice article here:  “Hollywood is Full of CIA Agents,” Says Ben Affleck - CovertAction Magazine  describes a documentary on Hollywood and Pentagon influence. Gives many examples of films and script changes that were made to whitewash U.S foreign policy actions at the behest of the govt. There is mention of the role of the Pentagon in many modern favorites including both Top Gun films. Quote: "Acco... » Continue Reading

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Jay-Z compares Being Called ‘Capitalist’ to the N-Word. Why he's wrong.

Category: News and Politics

"Capitalist" is not a term for how bad or how virtuous someone is. The term has long been used objectively for someone's position in the process of the production of goods/services. A capitalist owns enough capital to be free of wage labor and they also use that capital to own others labor. The "N-Word" is unnecessary to use and does not help describe or understand any process. If we drop the word... » Continue Reading

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The other side, biases

Category: Religion and Philosophy

The idea that things are in place by some otherworldly rules or divine decree could serve a role of comfort to the religious or "spiritual" person. But it may not be only the religious person who maintains their perspective for comfort. The idea that the world is not Just, that "destiny" does not play a role, and that people are the makers of the world without supernatural influence... is paradoxi... » Continue Reading

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Analysis: My experience with Christian media starting in the early 2000s

Category: Religion and Philosophy

Part 1: Concepts According to Lacan, individuals spend their entire lives, beginning thusly, chasing in vain after an unattainable state of harmony and mastery first falsely promised by the mirror" Jacques Lacan (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). "The mirror stage describes the formation of the Ego via the process of identification" "According to Lacan, the mirror stage is characterized by an ... » Continue Reading

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Jesus and debt forgiveness

Category: Religion and Philosophy

"And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors." Matthew 6:12 (Some translations say "sins". But it's important to know in the ancient world the concepts of "sin" and "debt" were interrelated, and sin was a type of debt to God. It might not make sense to say sins are forgiven but financial debts shouldn't be. Don't believe me, see the next verse reference.) "...He has anointed me ... » Continue Reading

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Did Biden increase oil prices? Part 2 - foreign policy

Category: News and Politics

In part 1 of my investigation, it seemed I had found that Biden does not hold direct responsibility for an increase in oil prices. This was due to finding the claims false that he had halted U.S oil production. However, that analysis leaves a lot lacking. For one thing, it leaves out any reference to some of the large drivers of the price increase (like further instability due to Russia's invasion... » Continue Reading

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Did Biden increase oil prices?

Category: News and Politics

I saw referenced in an article the fact that Biden's first year permit approvals for oil drilling outpaced Trump's. They linked to this source -  New Data: Biden’s First Year Drilling Permitting Stomps Trump’s By 34% I thought, oh so this it. Here is proof the president hardly has much to do directly with the increase in oil prices some people blame him for. They claim Biden is halting oil product... » Continue Reading

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SPOILERS!! Finally Watched Squid Game - and about Season 2??

Category: Movies, TV, Celebrities

It became a cultural phenomenon of sorts last year and so I suppose I'm late to the game. Late that is if I cared about keeping up with trends. I didn't. But I didn't realize how good it is either.  One might think, "Oh, so it's like Hunger Games", or "oh it's like a survival show where people duke it out and we see the worst of humanity", things I'm usually not super interested in. But I gave it ... » Continue Reading

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recalling moving left and a funny video

Category: News and Politics

I promised a funny video in the title. Here's a little humor for ya   Jreg: The Aggression Principle... How bout we just aggress?? Seriously looking back : Assumed I was conservate when I was 16 (do to knowing my parents were) but when I became interested in politics, I soon became more socially liberal and basically libertarian. This was due to learning about the failures of the drug war, the tra... » Continue Reading

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movies and social justice - identity through consumption

Category: News and Politics

We need a conversation on the intersection of the culture war with the culture industry. Games, movies etc. sent through mass production where the only thing unique about them are the buzz around social issue boxes they checked off, because we already know what we can expect on a narrative or quality level. People are driven into working many hours in repetitive conditions they have no creative co... » Continue Reading

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