Parables, Poems, and Ponderings

Little stories, blog articles, poems, proverbs, and other (reasonably short) expressions of the ideas and concepts I’m exploring.

The Commenting Editor Technique

While a film is by no means the sum of its parts, it is probably safe to say that a film is the edited union of its parts. The editing can determine the nature or genre of a film, the film’s pace, an actor’s performance, the order of the story, and much more. The editor … Continue reading The Commenting Editor Technique

The Eidome Theory

This is a sequel of sorts to my theory of Functional Illusions.  I wanted to expound on the topic because I think we start asking some big and important questions when we wonder about what things around us may be Functional Illusions.  The biggest and most important of these questions is: “Is God a Functional … Continue reading The Eidome Theory

My Theory of Functional Illusions

About a year ago, I coined a term called “Functional Illusions.”  A Functional Illusion is an understood lie that the people of a certain culture generally accept or allow because it serves a purpose that the culture sees as important.  A simple example is a mirror, although this is a very weak Functional Illusion (as I explain in the … Continue reading My Theory of Functional Illusions

The Parable of the Desert Orange

Two explorers, an atheist and a theist, were out in the middle of the desert.  They happened to come across an orange sitting in the sand with nothing else around.  They found it very strange for an orange to be in the middle of nowhere, and the theist remarked, “You know, this exemplifies how my … Continue reading The Parable of the Desert Orange