Saturday, September 18, 2021
Freddie DeBoer says the original The Matrix is pretty bad, Ross Douthat dissents ... but pretty "good" or "bad" at what, exactly? Anime and Hong Kong action cinema that a lot of Americans hadn't seen much of in `99 so ...
Agent Smith/Kane: Why do you persist!?Neo/Archer: Because I choose to(?).Agent Smith/Kane: First of all, "Because I choose to" is not a real reason. Second, whatever the reason is for you to say "Because I choose to" is the actual reason, so what is it?Neo/Archer: Well, uh, because I'm offering to make a deal with the machines in which I sacrifice myself on the basis of a model of propitiation or atonement that the machine world either shouldn't even know of or care about (lifts finger) ... but which is supposed to be an profoundly cathartic and emotionally satisfactory ending for the audience.Agent Smith/Kane: [sighs] That's a stupid reason ... but at least it's a reason.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
once again we must report drawing upon published materials by and about Mark Driscoll that have gotten purged, Carey Nieuwhof's CNLP_328 vanished some time after CT started its podcast
SORRY! THAT PAGE DOESN'T SEEM TO EXIST.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
The double standards of vulnerability in Mark Driscoll’s spiritual warfare teachings--more thoughts on Episode 8 of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill
Of necessity a podcast can only be so long. Mike Cosper recently alluded to Mark Driscoll regarding women who wanted to befriend his wife as threats, without necessarily quoting Driscoll directly in Episode 8 of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.
For those who want to know what Cosper was alluding to, here you go: