Thursday, December 30, 2004

More on The Passion

I was inclined to let this topic go, but Slant Mag's review of The Passion displays to me why these film writers are amongst the finest around. It also suggests that well known conservative supporters are pushing an ideology more so than a truly great film. A film about God alone does not automatically push it to lofty heights.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Tsunami Terror

If your looking for, er, the shorter read, then try the first article. The second is packed with links, and the third has a lot of text and science.

Year 2880 Astroid Impact Tsunami Modelled
Australian Spaceguard Survey
Probabilistic Hazard Assessment

President Reagan's legacy viewed a little differently

I posted this at another message board, and these links suggest why President's are not great men. But men who support special interests before the peoples interests.

Scroll down and click on "Reagan and the Cold War": a


Gay marriage a "slippery slope"?

By David Limbaugh.

"What surprises me is not the cultural pressure to abandon traditional values, but the lame resistance of traditionalists. Apathy is one thing, but rolling over without a fight is quite another.

Part of this is attributable to complacency: Everything is "no big deal" – let's just live and let live. But also involved is a willful ignorance of the inevitable implications of losing the culture war.

More significant than either complacency or ignorance, though, is our acute moral negligence, which is probably born of our cowardice. That is, we are often unwilling to stand up for what we know is right (moral negligence) because we don't have the courage to withstand the ridicule of the politically correct thought police."

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Gay acceptance

Neil Rogers' column on the strides gays have made through the years. A big "thank you" to a friend for emailing this article.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre

Slant's David Edelstein writes on why Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is not a great leap of faith, but rather another one of the actor/directors familiar patterns of blood thirst revenge. You can read it all here.