vjack

vjack

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12 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Blogging More Efficiently · 0 replies · +1 points

I do read his blog, though I am selective about which posts I read. It is usually clear from the title whether I'll find it worthwhile or not. I skip all the cat stuff.

12 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Blogging More Efficiently · 0 replies · +1 points

I can sure relate to the anger vs. worry thing. Maybe I need to work on being less reasonable and find a way to reconnect with the anger. It does seem easier to write from that place.

18 hours ago @ Atheist Revolution - Blogging More Efficiently · 2 replies · +1 points

You are right, of course. I have a feeling that would mean doing it much less often, and maybe that's okay.

5 days ago @ Atheist Revolution - Atheists Using Bible V... · 0 replies · +3 points

Yes, they don't seem to apply the context argument to themselves very often. Maybe this is where the "bible is magic" stuff comes in and its true meaning is only revealed to those who believe in it.

1 week ago @ Bitch Spot - Memes are Stupid · 0 replies · 0 points

Work in the sense that they generate traffic, typically lots more than text-oriented blog posts. If I stopped writing and just created anti-Trump memes, I bet I could increase my traffic at least tenfold.

1 week ago @ Bitch Spot - Memes are Stupid · 2 replies · 0 points

I don't think the meme thing is about people being stupid as much as it is about people being lazy and preferring images over text. Lots of people would prefer not to read. I've been doing some experimentation with Facebook and have found that posting a meme with no next will produce roughly 10x more "likes" than posting a link to a blog post even if the same meme is included alongside the link. I figured there would be a difference, but I had no idea it would be this big a difference. Love them or hate them, it is hard to deny that memes work.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Bible Gives Good Advic... · 0 replies · +1 points

Maybe Mexico will pay for it.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Trump Is Our President... · 0 replies · +3 points

I think it goes back well before Obama. The right was certainly no fan of Bill Clinton, and they went after Hillary in some very personal ways when he was in office. Remember, she murdered Vince Foster, was perhaps the first high-profile "femininazi," etc. The left endlessly mocked George H. W. Bush, and I remember many on the left calling Reagan a "fascist." And let's not forget poor Jimmy Carter. That guy couldn't seem to do anything right in the eyes of his critics and became more of a caricature than a person. It does seem like this is getting worse in our age of social media, but I think the roots go back a ways.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Trump Is Our President... · 0 replies · +3 points

He did not win the popular vote, but he did win the election. Personally, I'd support throwing out the electoral college and shifting to a national popular vote without any regard to what happens in individual states. That way, one's vote for president would count no matter where one lived. I'd make it a federal holiday too.

1 week ago @ Atheist Revolution - Isn\'t There Anything ... · 0 replies · +3 points

I'm not sure I've ever asked that in response. I have heard many Christians explain how they feel sorry for us because we're facing eternal torture at the hands of their "god" for failing to go along. I suppose that's something.