“These Young People Are Dying to Belong.”

Walking back from the grocery store, I listened to the newest episode of the great NPR podcast Invisibilia. When I returned to my desk and skimmed through the news, I saw just how apropos the episode is. A young Afghan man, a kid really at 17 years, apparently attacked people on a train near Würzburg in …

“Ceci n’est pas une religion.” (via @MoAsumang) Edit: Oh. I just realized that, in the Magritte original The Treachery of Images, the thing about the painting of the pipe is that it’s a representation of a pipe, not actually pipe, etc. On that level, what does this painting/picture say? That attack weapons are a religion but …

“Husain Abdullah was penalized for praying?”

Down on one knee + Jesus = Tebowing Down on two knees + Allah = unsportsman-like conduct One shouldn’t blow this out of proportion, it is possible that the penalty against Husain Abdullah, safety for the Kansas City Chiefs, was just a bad call by the team of referees. Former referee and NFL rules media …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Phil Robertson’s Plan For ISIS Is To ‘Convert Them Or Kill Them’

In other words, his ‘plan,’ of course stated on air on Hannity’s FOX News show, is a ‘position’ ISIS actually also has. The terror group’s actions are mainly against people not in line with their fundamentalist, twisted, violent version of Islam.ISIS is forcibly converting people and/or killing them. This is a strategy that’s been employed …