Experimental Theology: On Blog Arguments and Dumbfounding
To be clear, I’m not saying that when people disagree with me they don’t have good reasons or solid arguments. It’s just that I don’t find those arguments persuasive. Largely, and this is key, for a host of emotional reasons. Consequently, until I feel differently about things, until my affections change, exchanging self-justifications in the comments section of a blog isn’t going to move the conversation forward. It’s a dumbfounding situation.
xkcd: Error Code
Ta-Nehisi Coates: On Making Yourself Right
It is natural to think of the damage [a liar and opportunist] did to people  by embracing lying as a weapon. But I found myself thinking of the great injury he must have ultimately done himself, for by the end , he was a man lying only to himself and other liars.
Kickstarter: A Show with Ze Frank
“The cause was greater than the facts themselves. Lawrence and Garner understood that they were being asked to keep the dirty secret that there was no dirty secret. That’s the punch line: the case that affirmed the right of gay couples to have consensual sex in private spaces seems to have involved two men who were neither a couple nor having sex.”