+ But in these questions of bafflement, these nonbelievers miss something central to the fundamentalist experience. That central fact is that, from the point of view of the fundamentalist, this experience, far from being suffocating or encumbering, is a form of complete liberation. The extreme manifestations of observance eminate from a deeper, calmer place where…


Switch (Early)

 + The one thing we know about torture is that it was never designed in the first place to get at the actual truth of anything; it was designed in the darkest days of human history to produce false confessions in order to annihilate political and religious dissidents. And that is how it always works:…


Switch of a Different Kind

The sidepane and top pane quotes were getting stale, so let’s get spicy. *POOF* Refreshed. Here’s what they used to say:

I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
– Robert A. Heinlein
If you’re not radical, you’re not thinking…
Kevin The Johnston

Rules for Being Human

1.You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period. 2.You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.” 3.There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as…