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An observation

| July 5, 2009 | Reply
An observation


www.marriedtothesea.com

Married To The Sea, sister comic to Toothpaste For Dinner (one of my daily indispensables). Go there!

[The above cartoon used with permission]

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On past-love and future-hate

| June 29, 2009 | 13 Replies
On past-love and future-hate

I know it is wholly unoriginal of me to link to the comic XKCD, but today’s strip was just too true to life:
Comic by Randal Munroe of xkcd.com (with permission)

Almost nothing annoys me more than the bemoaning of the future as an immoral, uneducated, unenlightened time. Many people- of both conservative and liberal ideologies- call up sunny images of a past where people were happier, smarter and “better”. Usually we can point to political and technological advancements that demonstrate this is not the case.

My deeply-held belief is that the future is bright and brimming with promise, that today’s youth are not hopeless or devolved, and that new fangled technology will not cause the collapse of our species. When bad things arise, we are tempted to look to the past with a fond and foggy nostalgia- as if fundamental human problems were not always the same. Bringing apocalyptic rhetoric into the discussion of modern problems is inappropriate, I think, because every generation has its big, scary troubles. As this comic advises, we should always look to the evidence and not catastrophize.

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The Adventures of God-Man

| May 9, 2009 | 1 Reply
The Adventures of God-Man

Ruben Bolling has published this comic describing the adventures of God-Man. Such a dark and brooding superhero . . .

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