Friday, December 30, 2016

Another Weird Year

Dana, stalking around in May

Have you ever seen the movie adaption of The Mothman Prophecies? It's an adaption in theory only, really. It's not set in the Sixties and the John Keel character has been split into two seemingly opposite poles, one played by British actor Alan Bates and another played by Richard Gere, of all people.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Why I'm Not a Mythicist, Part III: Out of Egypt

The primary argument of the Mythicists- whether you're talking about Jesus, Paul or any of the early Church Fathers- essentially boils down to this;  because there are elements in the biographies of these figures (particularly the Gospels) that bears similarity to myths associated with other well-known figures in pagan religion and/or Judaism the stories are, by necessity, also mythological.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Why I Am Not a Mythicist, Part II: The Martyred Magician

Jesus and his magic wand, raising Lazarus

For a guy who an increasing number of people believe never existed, Jesus sure has inspired a K2-sized mountain of books claiming to "solve the Jesus mystery." And all that stands atop a couple of thousand years of orthodox theology and Christological exegesis. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Why I Am Not a Mythicist, Part I

The Internet has fostered an entirely new and novel ecosystem of thought contagions. It seems that, freed of the interference of the gatekeeping power of the mainstream media, ideas that once seemed beyond the pale can bite down and take a big chunk out of the culture.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Spy vs Spy: Bizarro Cold War, or Russians Am Coming

In am out. Wet am dry. Up am down in Bizarro America.

Billionaires iz Democrats. Republicans iz Populists. Democrats am McCarthyites in Bizarro America. 

Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Secret Sun on THC

It's been nearly a month since Greg Carlwood and I tore into it for three hours, covering all kinds of ground and any number of different topics. Happily, Greg was able to make some sense of it all and banged it all into a fairly-coherent 2 1/2 hour chat.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Arrival and Doctor Strange, or Breaking Saturn's Spell


Yes, sir. 

What can you say about 2016? 

I've noticed that after eight solid years of relentlessly attacking and ridiculing anyone who questioned the press-release version of reality that we get from our mainstream media, that people on the left side of the spectrum are starting to see conspiracies under every rock. 

There are, of course, but still.