Play To Lose

I’ve been playing Settlers of Catan quite a bit recently — although it is not a new game, it only came to my attention a few months ago. It’s like a cross between Monopoly and Starcraft,1 in that you take turns rolling dice and building things with the resources you have acquired since your last turn. Continue reading “Play To Lose”

  1. For lack of a better comparison. Really any real-time strategy in which you fight for control over resources that steadily stream into your coffers. 

My Favorite EBBITS

Some noob posted a link to a web-comic named “EBBITS” in the log the other day. I had never seen it before, and proceeded to read every single entry. The author uses an intentionally lazy style of drawing to openly mock societal 1 and artistic conventions while also teaching the reader how to create a comic strip. A great deal of them read like hippie-bong-talk 2 — ie: conveying a false sense of insight, and not worth the mention. But there are quite a few actually insightful/funny ones in there, and I have selected a scattering of my favorites for your viewing pleasure. Continue reading “My Favorite EBBITS”

  1. There’s also a sort of taoist theme going on here — “the name of a thing is not the thing.” 

  2. The kind of thing you’d expect to hear from someone while they simultaneously exhale a bong-hit. 

On The Beating of Wives

Me: 90% of men wouldn’t know what to do with a wife; it’s the way kids are raised to never hit a woman, which really just translates to: do whatever women say. The state ends up becoming the husband, as it’s the one administering the beatings.

Her: Disagree. A man worthy of a wife should inspire submission with his presence, meaning, if he has good character/morals, the woman will want to submit. If he has to beat the submission into her, than he’s been doing something wrong that has made her lose respect for him

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The Last Thing I Needed

It’s better to marry than to burn with passion.1 That’s what The Bible says. It also says not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers.2 So it appears to be a very foolish thing that I have done, which is that I’ve become passionate for a self-described “wannabe Christian.”3 I explained to her that if she sincerely “wanted” to believe, it would have already happened4 — I’ll help you understand The Bible; ask me anything. Continue reading “The Last Thing I Needed”

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:

    8 But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.


  2. 2 Corinthians 6:

    14 Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? 15 And what accord has Christ with Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? 16 And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said:

    “I will dwell in them
    And walk among them.
    I will be their God,
    And they shall be My people.”
    17 Therefore

    “Come out from among them
    And be separate, says the Lord.
    Do not touch what is unclean,
    And I will receive you.”
    18 “I will be a Father to you,
    And you shall be My sons and daughters,
    Says the Lord Almighty.”


  3. It’s fair to say that I too was a wannabe Christian when I first started taking The Bible seriously, although for me it was a weird mixture of believing The Bible is true while also thinking I wasn’t saved yet. It’s possible I was in fact saved the whole time. 

  4. Matthew 7:

    7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! 12 Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.