Tag Archives: fear

All Hallows Read sounds like a fun idea

Give someone a scary book for Halloween is how this is being plugged. From the FAQ page: All Hallow’s Read is a Hallowe’en tradition. It’s simply that in the week of Hallowe’en, or on the night itself, you give someone … Continue reading

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Guardian angels, road safety and risk taking: connected?

If the details reported by New York Magazine can be believed, then yes. Interviews with 198 people showed that 45 percent believed in “a personal spirit or supernatural power” that watched over them. Further questions were designed to assess the … Continue reading

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Jim Bakker sells survival gear now because armageddon

In the States right now it’s National Preparedness Month and this time of year can bring the end-of-the-world folks out of their bunkers. In 2009 I wrote about the Survival Seed Bank and in 2010 Survivor Mall got the nod. … Continue reading

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Stories like this put me in mind of thoughtcrimes and Minority report

The Dorchester County Board of Education and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office got very interested in the writings of a local Language Arts teacher. Dr. K.S. Voltaer is better known by some in Dorchester County as Patrick McLaw, or even … Continue reading

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If it’s not a curse, then Ebola is God’s way of ridding the earth of atheists…

and abortionists and homosexuals and promiscuity in general. At least, if Rick Wiles can be believed. (News flash: he can’t.) He’s a talk show host for something called Trunews and has become convinced that Ebola will cleanse the earth and … Continue reading

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“The Turtle Moves…”

I can’t resist a Terry Pratchett quote when the opportunity arises. This is really about the senseless killing of a tortoise by a Uganda police officer, however. After Onegiu had killed the tortoise, a group of people belonging to the … Continue reading

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Another definition for charismatic turns out to be “bat-sh*t crazy”

When I think of charismatic, I still think of the traditional description of people who have that certain je ne sais quoi, that thing that makes them draw others toward them like flies to honey. Then I’m reminded of the … Continue reading

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