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Podcast #2: Creating a Culture of Life . . . with Memes?

Logan talks with Elijah Thompson of The Fetal Position and Dank Pro-Life Memes, and reviews Thor: Ragnarok, All But Invisible by Nate Collins, and Kelly Clarkson’s latest release, The Meaning of Life.

Elijah Thompson:

The Fetal Position

Dank Pro-Life Memes

 

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The Imitation Game

There are many stories surrounding World War II that are beyond fascinating, but few reach the level of intrigue that Alan Turing’s does.  The British mathematician is essentially responsible for inventing the computer, and was a Cambridge fellow by the time he was in his mid-twenties.  The man was a genius not just at math, but in cryptology, the study of codes and symbols.  That’s why the British government recruited him to crack Enigma, the ever-elusive German messaging system.  The code was said to be unbreakable, because the encryption changed every single day.  Decode one day’s message, and it doesn’t matter, because tomorrow you have to start all over again.  What’s even more noteworthy is that Turing’s part in this grand project was a government secret for over 50 years.

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Gotham: A Failed Opportunity

Batman’s a hot topic these days.  Chris Nolan’s movies, the DC Animated Universe films, Batman V. Superman, Batman comics, Lego Batman, everything is Batman.  So when Fox put together a Batman prequel television series featuring the rise of Jim Gordon, it was presumed that it would be a thrilling and compelling comic book story, with the same fanfare as Arrow.  It has garnered the same amount of attention to a certain extent, but if fans were expecting to receive the same quality material as the other DC-based television shows, they’re likely disappointed.

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Doctor Who, “Deep Breath”: The Hardest Homosexuality Push Yet

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Along with all of my fellow Whovians in the United States, and also in the U.K., I had been waiting months for the new Doctor Who series.  I wanted so very badly to spend the episode contemplating Peter Capaldi’s potential as the new Doctor, and formulating theories to explain Moffat story-archs.  Sadly, I could not, because my mind was simultaneously distracted and perturbed by the ever-growing presence of the agenda to normalize homosexuality.

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Vicky Beeching and the Christian Response to Homosexuality

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By now, we’re pretty used to secular musicians and actors “coming out” as being homosexual, and the rhetoric that follows of their supposed bravery in telling the world something that they know will result in a more positive image from much of the modern world.  But a Christian singer publicly “coming out of the closet” is not something that we probably expect to see.

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