Pope *Hopes* for the Best, Pagan Babies Okay

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

It’s a bit late getting to my attention, but I was made aware recently of the Pope’s exoneration of pagan babies in limbo. The documentation on this subject is actually quite lengthy; I had to follow a couple of citations to other fascinating topics regarding in vitro fertilization and other immoral acts of life […]

Atlanta Trying for Bible Studies in the Classroom

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

The Atlanta Board of Education has a vote at its door to include two new classes in its optional curriculum. The key word here is “optional.” The classes proposed are “History of the Old Testament Era” and “Literature and History of the New Testament Era.” I don’t like the sound of those […]

Reverend Olaf Gradin, Presiding

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

I have recently become ordained by the *honorable Universal Life Church out of California. Legally speaking, the Ordinary Clerk of the Hall County Court House recognizes any person ordained by a church to lawfully wed consenting adults. I don’t have any experience doing such, but I could learn. My wife maintains […]

Gods of Man

Saturday, July 15th, 2006

Is it presumptious to believe man knows the will of gods?

The Church Wants to Shut Me Down

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

A while back I wrote about an engagement with one of the larger churches in town. I wrote truthfully, though I didn’t get into much of my personal and irrelevant opinions. Now, a month later, they’re threatening my manager – who hired me for the job – with litigation and “make your life […]

Loathed Sermons

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Last night’s sermon after the Christmas play was not a favorite of mine. The pastor said that anything done in your life without Jesus Christ was a waste. There were countless additional versions of that to support the discussion, and they were all equally as displeasing. It’s one thing to try and […]

Free Chapel Presents The Story of Christmas

Monday, December 19th, 2005

My wife, a good friend of ours, and I were hired to perform for Free Chapel’s production of The Christmas Story in Gainesville this past weekend. The show was probably astounding, though I’ve haven’t seen it yet. It works out that way for those of us that are actually in the play. […]

More Drumming Than You Can Imagine

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Over the last two days, I’ve drummed for 12 hours. I did an 8-hour session for charity when my wife put together a fund-raiser Saturday. I don’t know how much money we raised, but I think she did pretty well for the amount of time she had to do it in. Needless […]

No Surprise to the Scientologists

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

village voice \ Disinformation \ Mystery Scientology Theater

The ominous tagline in early trailers for the alien invasion blockbuster War of the Worlds was "They’re Already Here" – but any learned Scientologist could have told you that long ago. As you may have heard, WOTW star Tom Cruise is a 20-year veteran of the Church of […]

Viewer’s Guide to Spring’s First Full Moon

Friday, March 25th, 2005

Just as the vernal equinox appears to be more variable than they’ve led us to believe, Easter has a similar scheduling nightmare. As it turns out, the Vatican has held rights to the position of Easter in our calendar (admittedly, theres anyway), though it is noticeably in contrast to the astronomical projections of the […]