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1. | Dec 6, 2013
Roxzana: I think the larger pborlem is that the public faces of Christianity in America at least those who show up in the media are idiots. Belligerent, judgmental, arrogant and patently moronic idiots. (And then of course you have religious fanatics killing each other across the Middle East and south Asia.) Because the news media in America is corporate-owned (and therefore profit driven), stories are only news if they have entertainment value. The news shows only want to interview people who are willing to encapsulate complex theological ideas into 5 second inflammatory soundbytes. The media also tends to think that religious is synonymous with conservative, and so every time there is a story on, for example, gay marriage or Mary Cheney's baby, they haul out James Dobson or quote press releases from Concerned Women for America. This sad habit only reinforces for secular people the fear that religion is a contagious disease that renders the victim incapable of rational thought. If I didn't know better, I'd think Jesus was baloney, myself.It would be nice if Faustus weren't *quite* so openly dismissive of people of faith (ahem), but as a gay person I can say many religious people are openly dismissive of me (or worse), so I can't hold that against him.
2. | Dec 4, 2013
YMMD with that anwers! TX
3. | Dec 4, 2013
Good to hear from you Mike. I always know excalty what to write to get you to pipe up, right? Reasonable people can disagree on these rankings, but Syracuse did just lose AT HOME to Pitt by DOUBLE DIGITS. I understand the Kansas-Cornell analogy by we all know Kansas would beat Cornell 9 out of 10 times. That's the definition of a fluke. Can we say that about Pitt-Cuse? I don't think so. Let me see more and then I will adjust accordingly. As for West Virginia and Villanova, I've had them 1-2 in that order since October and I see no reason to change that right now. Nova losing to Temple in one of those crazy Big 5 games (where upsets are commonplace) doesn't upset the apple cart in my mind. Again, it'll all play out. I actually enjoyed Boeheim's postgame after Seton Hall, even his potshot at the media about OOC schedule strength (at least the quotes were interesting and usable). Much better than the normal blah-blah-blah you get from a lot of the other guys. Bitter, the point about last year's Big East is how it was the deepest league ever. Obviously no league was better at the top than those mid-80s Big Easts. If it makes you feel better the next time it comes up I will put an asterisk and a footnote making this distinction. Piratefocus,I've been beating the drums for Fero Hall as you know, but he is way too small to play center in the Big East. Have you seen the size of the postmen on the other teams? Big John is a space-eater and is useful in short spurts (alas, his knees have robbed him of the rest). Fero has to beef up big-time before he can hold his own at center for any reasonable lengths.