Category: Ain’t it Religulous?

The ridiculous side of religion. The category name, of course, owes itself to Bill Maher. I’m not an atheist, but when people do all sorts of crazy stuff in the name of religion – which is about all the time – who can help getting pissed off?

An African Miracle – Perspective Corrections

“Another day, another impala”, thought Kefir. “Jeez! Sure, it’s great to have food again, but come on… how about some variety?” He harrumphed as he grudgingly munched on his impala. Variety or not, he wasn’t stupid enough to go hungry on principle. You… seem confused. Right. Maybe a bit of preface...

Pope Culture

I was born a catholic. But that doesn’t matter – I was also born an idiot with zero vocabulary, an uneven temperament, and was easily distracted by jiggling keys. So my state at birth is irrelevant. The point is – technically, I’m a catholic, but I’m not a very religious...

Lost in translation

People come up to me and say “Not again, Hamish. For the last time, we do NOT come up to you, we do NOT ask you questions, and we do NOT exist, so stop making us up and putting us in your articles!”… Hmm… Well, ok, so after they’re done...

The Root of All Onams

Finally. It’s here. The topical season to be jolly. I love this time of year. Within the state of Kerala, this is one time when people set aside differences of caste, creed, status, power, politics, wealth, community, gender, and age to unite in a common, though short-lived goal of peace,...

10Cs for the Church of Tolerance

I was raised a Catholic. But I was also encouraged to think, so I guess I turned out ok. As a kid, the concept of God was easy to understand. My childhood was peppered with movies and stories that had black and white concepts of good and bad. The hero...

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