Here is Christian evangelical leader Kenneth Copeland laughing at the claim that Joe Biden has won the U.S. election. The word "laughing" doesn't quite capture what you're about to see and hear in this clip. It's a theatrical forced laugh that at first just seems like sarcastic mockery—and is even amusing as such. But it slowly becomes disturbing as it goes on and on and on and its dawns on you that it's a form of coercive persuasion that will continue for as long as those before him have doubts.
QAnon cultivates interesting bedfellows. It's one of the things I've found most horribly fascinating about it. It's a conspiracy theory that represents the perfect apex of every exploitative cult tactic that con artists and snake-oil salespeople have used over the years—an inevitable evolutionary endpoint of the art on preying on peoples' desires. I saw this… READ THE REST
Spoilers from God via Pat Robertson: Trump will win, two assassination attempts on him, civil strife, war with China, war in the Middle East with God defending Israel, and finally, after about 5 years or so, an asteroid to end it all, "maybe." "That doesn't mean you sit home and don't vote," Robertson said. "That… READ THE REST
Progressive Christian blogger Joe Forrest has a great piece up on Medium about conspiracy theories, that begins with the story of how he convinced his sixth grade class that the moon landing was faked. He rounds up plenty of thoughtful links, quotes, and observations about these dangerous beliefs in general, but also how they… READ THE REST
If you had it your way, you'd spend all day, every day cuddling on the couch, giving your favorite little kitty pets and treats forever. Unfortunately, life isn't that simple, and date nights, long days at work, and trips to the store can leave your cat hanging out alone, entering an endless void in hopes… READ THE REST
Following more than a full year of stay-at-home lifestyles for millions, many Americans have been presented opportunities to pursue postponed travel plans and discuss new trips. Although international journeys may remain a bit trickier, there's no time like the present to begin preparing. If future travels are your motivation or you simply desire to expand your communication… READ THE REST
Whether it's promotional videos for your business or memorable trips to far-off lands, shots taken from a birds-eye view can really ramp up your photography and video game. And thanks to the wide range of drones you can find out there today, creators of all experience levels can experiment with this art. And luckily for… READ THE REST