A holiday from controversy
Luzerne County’s diverse lawn display apparently satisfies religious and secular people alike.
You can view the clip of my interview concerning Westboro Baptist Church’s announced protest of a military funeral procession here [link no longer working]. Start at the 19:15 to get the full story about the funeral of fallen soldier Dale Kridlo. My interview starts at 23:20. The buffering speed is slow, but it loads.
Months ago, I gave a 50 minute Power Point presentation about Mother Teresa in my Catholicism class coupled with a clip from Penn and Teller’s Bullshit! television show. I wanted to show the Christopher Hitchens documentary about Mother Teresa, but the teacher said that the caricature of Mother Teresa in the background was a “character attack” and I wasn’t able to show the documentary. Anyway, I’d love to burst the bubble of many people who think Mother Teresa was an awesome individual because she possessed and advanced and twisted morality and did a tremendous amount of harm to the world. This post won’t be something like an essay, but will touch on many different topics and reference several sources and quotes by Mother Teresa herself. Enjoy.
I’ve touched on the problem of evil in previous posts, but I’d like to specifically craft an argument here that demonstrates that God should have moral obligations to prevent and stop evils just like we would expect humans and superheroes to stop evil. If God is all-loving, we should expect him, to stop evil. Would we also expect to see a hostile universe to humans if an all-loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful (omni-god) created it? Read More
A few months ago, I was interviewed by local author Kenny Luck about my complaint against the nativity scene at the Luzerne County Courthouse. I discuss my background, the nativity, atheism, and much more in a 40 minute audio interview [file no longer available].
NEPATIZED! investigates the most recent scandals, controversies, and corruption in Northeastern Pennsylvania. With more than thirty interviews by local politicians, media figures, and activists, this book takes a critical look at some of the people and events that have redefined the region. Lou Barletta’s anti-minority rage; Bishop Martino’s divinely-inspired bigotry; and Steve Corbett’s cacophonous diatribes are all part of, what the author calls, “a spectacle of unequivocal idiocy.”
With wit and intellect, author Kenny Luck’s fact-filled expose, complimented by Ted Michalowski’s engaging illustrations, explores the region through the people who have helped to mold it: Lackawanna County Recorder of Deeds Evie Rafalko McNulty, former WILK host Kevin Lynn, Filmmaker Josh Fox (“Gas Land”), Political Scientist G. Terry Madonna, Union Leader Michael Milz, Blogger Dan Cheek, and King’s College student Justin Vacula tell the recent story of Northeastern Pennsylvania in their own words, their roles in shaping it, and their grievances against it.