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Genocide and Jesus

27 Jun

Folks, I’m not going to lie when I say a lot of things piss me off about the world.  Everywhere you look things are getting worse.  I’m not trying to be pessimistic, it’s just the way things are.  War, famine, insane natural disasters, the butchering of the ending of Lost.  It’s hard not to wonder how we’re going to make it to the next century.  If we do, it’s going to take some serious cognitive reformations before anything changes.

Now before we get into some serious existential discussion about the meaning of life, I want to talk about what’s on the top of my list that needs to be dismantled: religion.  In all seriousness, how has organized religion ever done anything other than increase the size of the vatican’s purse?  Although I could go on a rant for days about it, I’ll let Saint Carlin do it for me:

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The Awesome NEW BIBLE! (SoA Guest Post)

23 Sep

Hello again, loyal readers. I’m currently away from the Compound for a photo shoot that’s unrelated to anything I do here at State of Affairs, but in the interest of giving you something fun and/or educational to read today (you know, because you always come here for educational purposes) I’ve enlisted my Correspondent, the Reverend Dwight Q. Fitch, to tell you about his incredible new publication. (ed. note: Reverend Dwight Q. Fitch may or may not be an ordained minister. I didn’t ask. I don’t want to know.) So enjoy this Thursday’s SoA Guest Blog, and have a great weekend.

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Mississippi Plays Find The Prom With Lesbian Student

9 Apr

Time to put the kids to bed and forgo the usual pasty preamble, my dear readers, because I’m going to get right into it today.

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Norway Is Scary: SOA Reviews Until The Light Takes Us

23 Feb

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t get out enough. I live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, and I feel like I never see anything but the walls of the Compound or the walls of my modest apartment. It’s something I’m trying to remedy, because there’s way too much cool stuff to do in Toronto for me to languish in my room all the time, watching life pass me by through the lens of the interwebs.

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When In Doubt, Ban It: Why That Doesn’t Work

1 Feb

If there’s one thing that discourages social disobedience more than anything else, it’s got to be banning objectionable material. Banning works like a charm! People immediately kowtow to authorities telling them what to think, don’t they? Isn’t that how it works? Certainly not, because if it did, there’d have been no need for history’s greatest enforcers of “because I said so” – the Gestapo, the KGB and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Oddly Enough In January: State of Affairs Weird Stories Roundup

26 Jan

The internet is awesome, but sometimes it pisses me off. “But Alex”, you might be saying, “the internet is your bread and butter! How can you ever be angry at something that loves you so much? Why won’t you love me back? Was it something I said? I’ll make it up to you any way I can, I promise! I’ll nag less! I’ll stop sleeping around! Just come back, baby!”

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Are You There God? It’s Me, Pat: Robertson vs The Almighty

14 Jan

The following is an Original State of Affairs Stage Play.  It is a work of fiction, and any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is completely on purpose.  It is a matter of public record that Pat Robertson is this big a prick, and we can only hope God Almighty is half this cool.  The writer would like to acknowledge the contributions of Brent Chittenden for suggesting the topic.

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