Thoughts, asides, and besides…Fri. Jan.24, 2014

We are under no obligation to be silent or to act as though we think all beliefs have great merit. I’d argue that we have not only a right, but a duty, to criticize beliefs. If that is disrespectful of those opinions, what of it?

“The Olympics have poured money into Sochi, and organized crime has been there all along the way.”

“To the believer I ask this: Is this the kind of God you want to believe in? One who places enormous conditions on his love and affection?”

“Be they fictional, factual, or self-narrated, the worlds we deal with are packed with uncertain reference and identities that are complex, mutable, and ultimately self-defined.”

I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.

-Tony Montana, Scarface

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