Listen Up, Joe Biden

The march towards the 2020 presidential election continues unabated. The field on the Democrats’ side seems to be widening every single day. It’s beginning to feel like every prominent member of that party is considering or has declared their intention to run for the highest office in the nation. To almost no one’s surprise, that [ keep reading ]

Democratic Candidates Considering Reparations for Slavery

As the 2020 presidential election draws nearer, Democratic party candidates are testing the waters with voters on a myriad of ideas. One of the most complicated issues that has been brought forth is making reparations for slavery. This is the concept that the descendants of Africans, bought and sold as part of the Atlantic slave [ keep reading ]

The Title of Entitlement

Earlier this week I saw this picture of a notepad with a title that read something like, “This is what you are entitled to, or what the world owes you.” Under the title, the notepad was empty. Blank. It did not say that you are entitled to a free education, a nice car, a six-number [ keep reading ]

The Language Barrier

Diversity. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary describes diversity as “the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization.” Explorers and immigrants from various countries around the world are the very people that founded the United States. Since then, America has been described as the melting pot, a place [ keep reading ]

How to Not Be a Millenial

The generation of millennials has created quite the stereotype of how they should act, what they should value, and even how they should dress. I happen to be a millennial because of when I was born. I don’t think that is a very good reason to be clumped into a group of people, and alas, [ keep reading ]

Shame on YOU, Body Shamers!

art by Isaiah Stephens

Body shaming seems to have become a national pastime and I just don’t get it. On one end of the spectrum, we are celebrating the bodies of all kinds of different women, all walks of life, all ages: “Lumps, Bumps and Wrinkles don’t scare us!!” On the other end, we are shaming women for being [ keep reading ]

Not Just Gay People…

A few weeks ago, a Christian singer came out as gay. Cue the typical scene: the ‘worldly people’ praising him for accepting himself for who he is and announcing it to the world, while the Christians posted Bible verse after Bible verse of how homosexuals will not enter the gates of Heaven. Here is the irrefutable [ keep reading ]

The Birth of Halloween and Are We Going to Hell for Celebrating It? Part 4

We’ve covered a lot of ground in our previous segments regarding Halloween. Maybe you believe that Halloween derived from the Celtic traditions of Samhain. Or, maybe you believe that Halloween was the Christian invention of the triduum, ” Allhallowtide”. No matter the origin, there is certainly a Christian influence on the holiday, especially in certain parts [ keep reading ]

The Birth of Halloween and Are We Going to Hell for Celebrating It? Part 3

In Part 1 of this series, we began dissecting the holiday Halloween. In Part 2, we studied the root beginnings of the religious observance of Allhallowstide, a triduum, meaning a religious holiday observed over the course of three days. As promised, we will break down each holy day within Allhallowstide and discover how each was–and [ keep reading ]

The Birth of Halloween and Are We Going to Hell for Celebrating It? Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we traced our current Halloween tradition back to it’s probable origin, the Celtic Harvest festival of Samhain. We also broached the topic of the conflict of beliefs among various Christian sects: the Puritans did not celebrate holidays at all, but on the other hand, Anglican Christians of the time [ keep reading ]


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