"Regarding American action films in foreign markets - in the mid-1980s when I was in China, the two most popular American films were The Sound of Music, and Rambo. (I always wondered about the selection of American media allowed in by the gov't…"
"I was one of those who, for a time, wanted to be a missionary. The process of losing my faith happened over many many years and for many many reasons, but the whole time, I was seeking truth and did not intentionally turn away from…"
"In many cases, the data is in, the facts are clear, but there is a committed group claiming that there's uncertainty (think global warming, evolution, etc.). That doesn't mean we shouldn't examine the data."
"Aarrrgh! So frustrating! Maybe you could start having a little fun with her - tell her you're taking her advice and reading the bible - then pepper her with detailed questions about all the crazy stuff."