Back in January, while debating David Silverman (a soul-patched caricature of modern atheism), O’Reilly reasoned that “religion is not a scam” because “the tides go in, the tides go out, never a miscommunication… You can’t explain that.”
He or she gets a phone call from a friend and they proceed to have a conversation about someone’s cat or the date one of them just went on or what he or she got shopping that day while you sit there and mock interest in some old text messages on your cell phone.
Scientology honestly feels like a giant joke that’s being played on society. A religion created solely for celebrities and rich people is a genius and utterly terrifying idea. With their celebrity centers, fancy parties and steep payments, the religion has preyed upon the wealthy’s need to feel special and V.I.P. by creating an enclave for the elite.
YouTube user, OnKneesforJesus, has uploaded a question and answer with intelligent Christians on the subject of homosexuality and marriage. It is amazing and refreshing to watch these young people publicly stand together against the dangerous cult of homosexuality in the name of Jesus Christ.
Mormon.org is the official website for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The website is very aesthetically-pleasing and interactive. Overall, the website makes me think that Mormons are in general good people, who care about stuff like family and spreading the word a lot, if a little over the top.
Jason Mickle is a fashion photographer and through him and an array of technologies (photoshop, lights, etc.) and people (makeup artists, assistants, etc.) he captures a portrait of Eric Lodwick. The photograph appears in a fashion magazine. From this removed standpoint Eric appears God-like, almost perfect.
While not all of these stories are ostensibly about the creative process, they nevertheless contain an important insight, anticipated by the ancients and borne out by the private lives of creative artists since the Renaissance: reaching for the sun is dangerous business.
In his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, Professor Stephen Hawking suggested he thought God had a role in the creation of the universe. In his twilight years, the physicist has gotten a little more candid about how he thinks this all got started.
The man ends with a rhetorical question, “So ladies, should your man smell like an old spice man?” while, bearing his ultimate manifestation, is straddling a motor cycle and holding the product in hand. If you listen closely, you’ll hear the engine running, implication being that after the fade out he’ll ride to some woman’s house and make Old Spice redolent love — though that would never happen.