A new religious statue in the town of Davidson, N.C., is unlike anything you might see in church.
The statue depicts Jesus as a vagrant sleeping on a park bench. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church installed the homeless Jesus statue on its property in the middle of an upscale neighborhood filled with well-kept townhomes.
Jesus is huddled under a blanket with his face and hands obscured; only the crucifixion wounds on his uncovered feet give him away.
The reaction was immediate. Some loved it; some didn’t.
"One woman from the neighborhood actually called police the first time she drove by," says David Boraks, editor of DavidsonNews.net. "She thought it was an actual homeless person."
That’s right. Somebody called the cops on Jesus.
"ooh! a poor person in need of help! i better make sure they get arrested!" to me, that’s the issue that’s most troubling. Apart from that, the statue, and the idea behind it, is one of the parts of Christianity that even a grouchy atheist like me has to admire…
How to Become a Writer Or, Have You Earned This Cliche? -
"Later on in life you will learn that writers are merely open, helpless texts with no real understanding of what they have written and therefore must half-believe anything and everything that is said of them."
I had to read this essay in my first semester of college, and for some odd reason it popped back into my head just now. Please to enjoy.
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I love this speech. Worth hearing.
Anonymous asked: Do you like horror movies and books? What's the scariest you've seen and read?
I really don’t like horror books. I used to when I was younger, but only the ones geared at kids. I remember reading a trilogy, and the titles were THE HAUNTING, THE HORROR and THE FINAL NIGHTMARE. I can’t remember who the author was, but I enjoyed those as well as Goosebumps, but again I never found them to be scary.
Anonymous asked: Have you ever held a cat up to your face and sniffed it?
Anonymous asked: What did you do when you had to give a speech in front of the class in high school or college?
faked a seizure. I know you were probably hoping for an inspiring story about how I overcame my fears but I just tried to get out of it by any means necessary.