Category Archives: Horror

In defense of a good monster…

My parents taught that horror stories have no place in the Christian life.  Halloween in my house was celebrated by turning out all the lights and pretending not to be home.  Monsters are the devil’s thing and not something to celebrate. Perhaps I’m inclined to agree, but monsters come in a great many different shapes.  There are always the old classics like werewolves, zombies, and vampires.  (Remember when vampires sucked the marrow from bones rather than from life?)  Ghosts and spirit stories are thousands of years old.  In fact, there is at least one ghost story in the Bible.  (I Samuel 28:3-25 if you’d like to read it.  It’s the earliest …

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Posted in Horror, Philosophy.

America — The Greatest Country on Earth

By now you’re probably aware of the government’s wide spread domestic spying.  (If not, look up NSA PRISM.  Spend some time going through the information.  I’ll wait.  Ok, ready to go on?  Great!)  So we live in a country that doesn’t trust it’s citizens with the essential freedoms promised to them by the 4th Amendment, and that despite listening in on millions of phone conversations totally missed the Boston bombers — who, quite frankly, were not that sophisticated.  Not only are we unable to keep promises but we’re incompetent.  It’s such a bad mix. It really is like the government sat down and said, “Governing a country would be so …

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Posted in Horror, Humor.

Road Bump

I’ve had the terrible displeasure of staying in Mansfield, Ohio once in my life and driving through it three times.  The time I stayed there was interesting to say the least.  The town is split into two distinct sections — the dead city and the living city.  The dead city is where the people who worked in factories lived.  It’s all boarded up now — like a city preparing for a hurricane. The living section is mostly driven by service industries — restaurants and gas stations.  The latter is why I stopped.  I filled my car at a small station, the kind that doesn’t have an inside but is instead built like …

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Posted in Horror, Travel.