This Summer was slow. Slow in the way that summers used to be, when you were younger and life stretched out in front of you.
While some argue that ignosticism, or igtheism, is simply a rejection of language or vocabulary (as in, I am igtheist…I don’t agree with the definition) it’s more to do with an attitude than with a label.
Under formal definitions, an agnostic contends that there is not enough empirical evidence to prove the existence of a deity or deities, but that to dismiss the possibility also requires a leap of faith.
Because life must be violent. Life is nothing without conflict. We suffer so we can learn. We suffer so we can appreciate peace. We kill others so we can feed our addiction. We kill others so we can teach our young what is right and wrong.
Where we are with the dream of the information super highway. Where are we in our information gathering? How much has been scanned? How much has been saved? What will be found necessary and what will be lost entirely?
The ultimate sci-fi doesn’t just deal with future technologies or aliens invasions. It also deals with the human condition.
We hear it time and time again that teens and young adults just don’t seem to read anymore. But that opens up a new question: what should they actually be reading?
The late Garry Shandling did something rather unprecedented in Hollywood, by walking away from a job that made sense. Whereas he had the clout and name awareness to take over a talk show and become another rival to the Leno, Letterman and Arsenio war, he chose to stay mellow.
If you’ve ever heard the expression “Create the Next Chapter of Your Life’s Story” then you have an entryway into Gustavo Sampaio’s short film, “The Hunting of Lost Characters”.
Grainne’s experiences Gishing for Good with Dinomite and friends.