A leading gay legal advocacy group is intervening against strong religious liberty claims in suits that have nothing to do with gay rights.
I cuss the government every time I try to pour gas using my ventless can while holding down the automatic locking lever. This kind of thing irritates me more than the big stuff, truth be known.
“We seem to be moving inexorably from a society where organized religion dominates issues of morality—and mortality—but not to the secular promised land of reason. Rather, we are orienting ourselves to a more personal spirituality, at once vague and autonomous. Ordinary sinners increasingly don’t believe that they deserve judgment, let alone hell. Theists and atheists alike dispute any earthly authority’s right to judge, and both feel NDEs give them reason to hope for something beyond the grave. And many believers confidently expect that God isn’t judgmental either.”—closing of a Maclean’s piece by by Brian Bethune
The frame-rate of the security video isn’t high enough to see the move in detail. But maybe I’ll consult with a martial arts instructor.
It’s an amazing presence of mind and confidence on the part of the intended victim. It had to have been a practiced skill. “If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear.”
At first glance, the key and the lock it fits may seem very different. Different in shape, different in function, different in design. The man who looks at them without knowledge of their true nature might think them opposites, for one is meant to open, and the other to keep closed. Yet, upon closer examination, he might that without one, the other becomes useless. The wise man then sees that both lock and key were created for the same purpose.
Thus Brandon Sanderson.