Sad day. I realized that the posts on nlcblog.org surpassed the number of posts on dynamiceq. Or rather http://www.jaredkirk.com/. Ha! what a self-absorbed turd I am right?
Truth be told I was more afraid there is another Jared Kirk out there who would steal the domain name. Sometimes you just have to tell yourself, "You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile."
I posted late last year about freedom, but I can't get it out of my head. I think I believe in a weird version of freedom. Because I was thinking back to my philosophy class at Harvard and we were going over different definitions of freedom: What if a guy is sitting in a room and never wants to open a door, but if he did then he would instantly die, is he really free to open the door? And other such bullcrap that never really makes sense for the real world. I don't care what you threaten to do to this (rather unfortunate) guy. Unless he is physically unable to open the door then I say he's free to do it. Maybe that's because "you do what you want."
Call me crazy but a guy holds a gun to my head and says if you eat that livermush in front of you I'll blow your brain out (which is a form of double threat because of the livermush). I think I'm still free to eat it. I just evaluate the consequences and do what I want. Everything has consequences, I'm just picking and choosing.
The cool thing about salvation is that God doesn't redefine your choices, but He does radically redefine the consequences. So what if you kill me!? Death is beaten! So torture me. Jesus' wounds were His greatest glory. They didn't disappear on his ressurection body, rather they were incorporated into the incorruptible. Cool, huh?
Isn't it ironic that the "Land of the Free" is really a collection of people enslaved to their mortgage payments and their passions? While the people of God who could experience real freedom trade it in for the false-security of a picket fence or a gun. And what do we know about guns? "All a gun does is focus an explosion in one direction" (according, once again, to Tyler Durdam) so that the person holding it won't have to suffer. So they think.