I’m really proud of my fundamentalist Christian roots, even as I am currently appalled at what fundamentalist Christians are doing culturally and politically. I think that one of the things I gained from that tradition was a passion for words, a belief that in words one could find an essential dimension of life, a belief stemming from the teaching that Jesus was “the Word” made manifest. 239 more words
And we mean fight literally.
A wonderful documentary from Jayisha Patel of Australia’s SBS Dateline, a look at Fareeha, a remarkable young Indian women skilled in a very untraditional martial art struggling to make her way to the national championships. 253 more words
What would be the point, exactly?
A great question is raised in that skeptic’s guide the paranormal book I’ve been reading recently:
Two animals are defined as being of the same species if… 303 more words