Humanity, Not Quite Ready for Civilization: Enemy-Making, Resistance is Everything

Part IV in a series that explores whether humanity is ready for Civilization. Click these links to read Part I, Part II and Part III.   Enemies. Imagine a world without them. Yeah, that’s usually how most genocides start. … Have you ever noticed that humans seem to need enemies? How, even in relatively peaceful […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Buys a Round, Nic Cage Leaves No Fundie Behind

Hey, bartender, I’ll have another. I’m Pastor Pillow, by the way. You already knew that? Well then chop-chop on that Rob Roy. And let’s go with dry vermouth this time. Now, where was I? Say, you’re a cutie. Come around here often? You’re my youth group pastor? And this is your husband Shaun? Well, I’ll […]

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Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow & the Parable of the Empty Megachurch

The Gospel According to The Golden Rule 1 1 Normally on the Lord’s Day, Pastor Pillow arrived at Cubic Zirconium Cathedral several hours before even the most faithful member to perform dutifully the humble role of sexton—to his mind, a kind of facility foot washing. 2 He unlocked doors; adjusted thermostats; flipped on hallway lights; […]

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Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow Lives Inside Me

Extra, Extra! Read all about it! Pastor Pillow Talks! is now an e-book! … “Pastor Pillow here!” That’s how the “Christian Right Weekly Round-Up” usually begins. However, this week, Pastor Pillow is taking a break and hanging out in The Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. Even though Pastor Pillow wants you to believe he only […]

Christian Right Weekly Round-Up: Pastor Pillow & Busty Bikini Babes Fight Hunger in Haiti!

Quick, get under the mosquito netting! Those bloodsuckers are more pterodactyl than insect. At least they’re not worried where their next meal is coming from—unlike these pathetic Haitians everywhere you turn. If only they had enough faith to turn mountainsides into terraced rice patties. Did you bring the Fanta? An entire vending machine? Man, you’re […]

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Celebrating Black History in the Shadow of Satan’s “Pitchfork”

A wise, though controversial, historian once wrote:  “How can slavery be described?  Perhaps not at all by those who have not experienced it.” While there is some truth in this remark, those who have not worn shackles are not excused from memorializing and contemplating their horror. I learned that lesson firsthand long ago on the […]