first ever A/D hate mail roundup

For an audience the size of mine (not very big), I get a lot of emails from people who are very mad about how I portray disciples of our president and the party that has welcomed him with open arms. To be fair to almost half of the people in this country, it has been…

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what you believe is inconsequential

As is so often is the case, Christian proselytizing and political colonization worked hand-in-hand to whitewash into submission almost two millennia of native culture. One of the more normal but not actually normal things that I remember doing as a kid was stressing about how many people I talked to about Jesus. The guy was…

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the requirements of chaos

There is no order in the world around us, we must adapt ourselves to the requirements of chaos instead. A weird thing happens when you start reading a lot about the why of life in that you begin to lose track of the why in the everyday small moments of which this life is comprised.…

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everything is so much more important than you think

I’ve been getting a lot of text messages lately asking if I’m ok. It’s a funny thing to decide that other people should hear the thoughts that exist in your head. I didn’t ask anyone if I should do this, I just kind of started writing thinking that it would be cool to maybe one…

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the christian entertainment industry shouldn’t exist

The notion that an entertainer is ordained to save souls through their craft is a pedestal on which no man can remain, and one on which they probably weren’t fit to be placed to begin with. As a disclaimer, I spent a minute working in the Christian music industry. Additionally, I have many friends who…

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the opportunistic faith of kanye west

It’s hard to be surprised by anything that the West/Kardashian empire does, but the full embrace of white evangelical Christianity is a little much, even for them. It’s probably proper of me to start by saying that I don’t love Kanye West. In fact, I don’t even like Kanye West. I have made several attempts…

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on darger and the importance of creating your own world

Sometime around my late 20s I began taking a serious interest in visual art. As a lifelong music enthusiast, I hadn’t ever taken much time to appreciate other forms of art because I thought it might take away from my “music-guy” persona or whatever. Somewhere along the way I decided I would be known by…

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