Thought of the Day and Unrelated Articles

Thought of the day:

Memes are good conversation starters…But NOT good arguments.

Unrelated Articles of the day: (you do not need to subscribe to WSJ to read this, just type the title “A Liberal ‘Gets’ Religion” in Google search) (podcast)

Coercion and cultural bias against conservative religious groups?

-U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report-

-New American Bar Association Rules-


The World Could Use More Satire

I think the world could use more satire. The wildly popular Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert t.v. shows provide examples of the power of satire. They are entertaining but also packed with significant meaning for many people. My only concern regarding folks (usually in my generation) who enjoy these types of programs is: making sure that we also supplement our craving for political satire with alternative, well informed and serious, information on all topics. Satirical writing and humor is used as a gateway to raise awareness but should not be the sole source of our view on reality. Satire should lead us to delve deeper into topics but not leave us content in our knowledge of a subject. Definition: sat·ire-ˈsaˌtī(ə)r/
:the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Taken from Google search: “Satire”