I found this article this morning: http://www.advocate.com/youth/2014/08/28/watch-christian-familys-terrifying-response-son-coming-out I encourage you to watch the actual video, if you have not already done so. However, I will warn you that it is horrifying. I have a couple of little issues with the article. For one thing, the title of the article has “Christian” in quotes, implying that the … More A Follow-up to the Viral Coming Out Video
I’m not sure what time I would wake up if I had the choice, but I do know I would not set an alarm. If it was early enough, I would start by getting some writing done; whether a new “short story” or a few more sentences in a novel or some characterization or even … More An Ideal Day
Disclaimer: This is based solely on my own experience. Other people will likely have different experiences, and the analogy does not apply to greenfield projects. Programming in College is like being given complete blueprints and all the tools and materials you need to build a nice little cottage on a neat and clean foundation. Once … More Programming: College vs Corporation
Weekends are never long enough. Especially weekends where I end up having to do laundry and clean the gerbil cages. There are three gerbil cages now because I got little black ones because they are adorable and I might have a problem. The hamster cage needs cleaned again, too. I personally have not noticed any … More Another Link Collection
I’ve been having some arguments on reddit this weekend (big surprise, right?) that I hope to turn into two new blog posts. While I’m working on that, here’s some great ideas we should fund:
This person has a very valid point.
My boyfriend and I celebrated our 3rd anniversary of being together yesterday, so today I’m just going to share this image. It illustrates a lot of things, including that everybody is guilty of indoctrinating their child to some extent, especially if the child is young. Is it wrong to wait to teach children why … More Child Indoctrination
This is a clear demonstration of exactly the thinking that leads to books like I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist. An excellent explanation is in the following video, although I think his definition of omnipotence strawmans the way theists typically use the term. Usually, theists use omnipotent to mean the power to do … More Mermaids and God
I recently found two varying opinions on the objectivity of morality. The shorter read is this reddit comment from user DeusExMentis. He says that morality could be referentially objective – that is, similar to how what is objectively south of me might be objectively north of you, what is objectively wrong in one circumstance might be … More Is Morality Objective?