new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

is jason russell an epic douchebag

evangelical narcissism by martin wagner on the atheist experience.

this is a nice summary of what i've perceived up to now:


no, i don’t know the inside of the guy’s mind, but i look at his talk at liberty, advising christians to “get in the fight,” and i see his film, with himself very much at the forefront as the hero. and i see an evangelical narcissist. is he insincere? no, that’s the problem. he’sexceedingly freaking sincere, and this has blinded him to his faults: that he’s affiliating with an army that has itself been guilty of looting and rape, that he paints a complex and evolving array of political turmoil in simplistic good-vs-evil terms. and so on. god will smile on jason russell for all of these things. i’m sure jason is sure of that.

and yet, when the man who swears to a crying boy that he’s going to stop the ferocious warlord who killed his brother and so many other children is faced with media attention, criticism, scrutiny and backlash, he’s so undone that he strips off his clothes and throws a fit on a street corner in broad daylight?

that’s the tragedy of the narcissist. occasionally, reality breaks through that shell of fantasy you’ve built around yourself. and for a brief moment, you must face the horror that your life is not, in fact, a movie.


read the whole piece here.

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