“Be on thy guard, also, against holy simplicity! All is unholy to it that is not simple.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, “Thus Spake; Zarathustra”, Commons translation. The film A Man for All Seasons, like all religiously motivated films, depicts the religious main character, Thomas More, in a sanitized light. His day-to-day activities only detail the expected … Continue reading A Man For All Seasons: A Will to Nothingness
Customization: Right from the start you get a very good variety of customization for the character you wish to create, a much more improved formula than the previous game. The classes, while only been giving a couple new ones, have been given a much more improved moveset for all of them overall. Add to the … Continue reading Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 (PSP)
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The Ox-bow Incident captures the violent era of the Wild West in full galore. Beginning from the opening scene of the main character assaulting another individual, the barkeep smacking him behind with a beer bottle, and the general consensus of the town treating random acts of violence as common occurrences that constitute “fighting” seem to … Continue reading The Ox-Bow Incident
Myth 1: The majority of Black Americans are in poverty. Fact: Black America makes up 25% of welfare recipients. By comparison, White Americans make-up 40% and Hispanics 10%. It’s important to note that absolutely none of this has to do with racial background; it has to do with the numbers of the population and how … Continue reading 5 Myths about Black America that the Corporate media peddles to divide people by “race” in the United States
It was lackluster; not bad but lacking in depth. The customization feature that is so hyped from the manual and the back of the box is very limited and you can't even choose the eye color (I like choosing eye color, it just makes the face to me, you know?). You can choose between male … Continue reading Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology (PSP)
By far, one of the most pleasurable films to watch this year; the story moves into different segments and seems to skip just the right parts to keep a coherent flow. While Frieza’s surpassing of Super Saiyan 3 seems ridiculous, the film does a wonderful job of belittling his faults and the faults of Goku … Continue reading Dragonball Z: Resurrection of F (Spoilers for the film)
To Kill a Mockingbird The film, from my perspective, attempts to depict Southern values from two characters. Atticus, the gary stu of the South, and Bob Ewell, the rapist and attempted murderer. I felt that the film focused far too much on Jem when it was suppose to be Jean Louise/Scout that was to be … Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird
Tales of Legendia is part of the "Tales of" series from the company Namco. It's had many sleeper hit rpgs due to poor marketing of the mostly great rpg's that are the "Tales of" series. I'll start right off the bat with this game's best quality: Music: 10/10, some of the best scores I've ever … Continue reading Tales of Legendia
The film Inherit the Wind is a trip into the past. A place of not-so-olden times in which people living in a fairly modern environment believed in talking snakes, two people populating the earth for 900 years, demons, witchcraft, and the apocalypse. Excuses such as context of time no longer abound once we observe people … Continue reading Inherit the Wind: A juxtaposition of modernity and religious ignorance
Tales of the Abyss was released on the ten year Tales anniversary which celebrated by Namco Bandai. In this particular title, Namco tried to do a more original story to be less cliche unlike with Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Destiny, and Tales of Legendia. It was made by Team Symphonia, the only division that … Continue reading Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
This film left me with feelings of detachment and disdain. 50 million people in the USA, attracting an audience of 200 million across the world, to project evangelicalism in the world. They have a concerted effort through US Congressmen, corporate CEOs, a disproportionate amount of the US military, and have a significant influence on US … Continue reading Waiting for Armageddon: Evangelical Christianity’s influence on modern US politics and the Middle East
I feel like such a fool sometimes. I should probably be doing more to promote myself and this website, and there are indeed several factors that I simply haven’t done that would improve my position, but I feel so pressed for time recently. I had hoped to undertake all challenges, but it just freezes me … Continue reading A brief ramble
North Country "From the first years to which my memory stretches, I have been a disappointed woman. In education, in marriage, in religion, in everything, disappointment is the lot of woman. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every woman's heart until she bows down to it no longer." … Continue reading North Country: Why Feminist values should be praised
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jarin-Jove/1474597566186294 It's not much, but I think it's a nice start. It took awhile to realize that between book writing and marketing, I won't have much time for anything else....
Source: http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-limits-of-discourse In a bizarre email exchange with Noam Chomsky, Sam Harris avoided ethical questions about President Bill Clinton’s bombing of the Sudanese pharmaceutical building, which resulted in a massive death toll and refugee crisis, to frame the discourse in terms of President Clinton’s intentions for the bombings. While Chomsky was pointing out the facts … Continue reading Limits of Discourse: Is Sam Harris an Atheist Crusader?