This tweet from Christian philosopher James Anderson caught my eye. Anderson is reacting to a clip from an episode of a Netflix show called The Babysitter’s Club which addresses a transgender child. In the clip, the older girl reprimands the doctor and nurse for not recognizing that Bailey (a biological male) is, in fact, a girl. […]
Conservative Christians find sex and violence offensive. But what about mediocrity?
The other day I found myself in conversation with some Christians about Netflix. One lady stated that she had decided not to get Netflix because she found some of the content offensive — pornographic, she called it. I was puzzled by this reaction. “No doubt the city library also has content one might find offensive,” […]
Making a Murderer: A Review
Imagine being convicted for a crime you didn’t commit, the horrid crime of a violent assault and attempted rape. And then imagine going to prison for 18 years for that crime. And then imagine that you are finally exonerated of the crime after DNA establishes your innocence. And then further evidence comes to light that […]
Lament for the Video Store
In the early twentieth century well meaning missionaries introduced the steel axe to the Yir Yoront aboriginal society of Queensland, Australia. And why not? The steel axe was a far superior piece of technology and would greatly improve life for the Yir Yoront. Or so the missionaries thought. Unfortunately the stone axe’s role in Yir Yoront […]