Ryan E. Hoffman's Blog (16)

Occupy Wall Street

Hey guys,

 

I've spent the last few nights hanging with protesters here. The scene is amazing. A lot of people are asking what it's all about, what are the principles, what the protest is against, and part of the beauty and the frustration of it all is that there is no set one thing.

 

Personally, I would like a list of principles or demands, and I'm not happy with the drafts that have been coming out so far, but the one thing every person down there has in common…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on September 21, 2011 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Incredible Sentencing Speech by Advocate For Peaceful Uprising

This is pretty inspiring. I would highly recommend taking the time to read it.

 

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/07/26-13

 

Thank you for the opportunity to speak before the court.  When I first met Mr. Manross, the sentencing officer who prepared the presentence report, he explained that it was essentially his job to “get to know me.”  He said he had to get to know who I really was…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 5, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Bill O'Reilly - Oslo killer wasn't Christian because Christians don't kill people...

Sigh... Billo. Really, Billo?



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/26/bill-oreilly-media-breivik-christian_n_909498.html?1311712446&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009&ref=fb&src=sp



Bill O'Reilly sternly criticized the media for describing Anders Behring-Breivik, the man who has admitted to committing… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on July 26, 2011 at 11:51pm — 72 Comments

My Response to, "I'll Pray for You"

The "I'll Pray for You" is the ultimate conversation ender, or useless phrase thrown in which can be used in a variety of variations: goodbye, you're a fool, oh you're sick that's so sad but I'm not going to do anything of value, (while struggling with demon inside the collar of your shirt) you're... threatening... me... with reason... and I need... a way... out, you're going to war and i'm your honey. It pisses me off. They use it for everything and then what is a normal non-believer…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on May 16, 2011 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments

The exploits of John E. Ensign, Christian Senator

http://ethics.senate.gov/downloads/pdffiles/Public%20Report_Preliminary%20Inquiry%20into%20the%20matter%20of%20Sen%20Ensign.pdf

 

Couldn't make this stuff up folks. It reads like a trashy romance novel. This is the guy that started the "National Prayer Breakfast" and "National Day of Prayer". C Street in Washington. I love it when…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on May 15, 2011 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Woman Uses Box Cutter to Circumcise Infant

I'm circumcised, and always thought it was for hygienic reasons (more than the religious ones). Hearing this story makes me really stifle an urge to cry. I shot a sketch yesterday where we make fun of a guy decapitating a dog and we thought we might be called sick. Then someone goes and does something like this for real. So sad. 

 

http://www.kval.com/news/local/119479534.html

 



PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on April 13, 2011 at 5:58pm — 13 Comments

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

It can happen to you. Take five minutes and watch my disaster preparedness seminar and arm yourself with the knowledge against the…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on February 10, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Aquarequiem for a Dream

Hey everyone...

 

made a silly sketch for youtube. Please check it out, and share with friends if you like it. Not safe for work. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJPzfok1XDk

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on January 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

I have no words, President Obama...

I'm so upset about this, and I don't see how any progressive, or supporter of liberty of any kind, can support President Obama, turn a blind eye to these policies yet call themselves politically aware. My article "Cult Politics" was published at OpEdNews.com about a week ago, and I will post that as well below, but read Glenn Greenwald's article, then listen to this poor kid and what happened to him.

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on January 6, 2011 at 1:14pm — 9 Comments

Priest hires hitman to take out sexual assault accuser.

Can't make this stuff up, folks. You think if this happened in Rome the Vatican would give him sanction?

http://www.ksat.com/news/25899365/detail.html

Father John Fiala, 52, was arrested last week in Dallas County after he was caught on tape by investigators trying to hire a hit man to kill the teen who's accused Fiala of sexual abuse.

Attorney Tom Rhodes said as shocking as the…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 28, 2010 at 2:08pm — 5 Comments

A New York City Fantasy

This poem was originally posted on my Fiction blog, Pumping Keys.



For added effect, play the music video at the bottom and have a listen to this song while you read... it was written playing this song and it goes very well with the mood of the poem. The video is pretty cool too.



I wish I lived in a big house on top of an abandoned…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 12, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

No Second Chances - Why the Oscar Grant Killing is more horrifying for a non-believer





This piece was originally published on OpEdNews.com under the same title.



To borrow a line from John Lennon, "Imagine there's no heaven." Really, imagine it.



Now imagine you are Oscar Grant, lying on your stomach on the cold hard pavement of the subway platform. A knee, putting the weight of a two hundred pound man, descends on your neck like a wolverine's jaws, grinding… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on November 6, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

The Making of an Atheist

This is a fiction story I wrote that was originally featured on my fiction blog, http://pumpingkeys.blogspot.com, which features a new fiction story daily. Enjoy.


The painting of Jesus on a square eight by ten by half inch piece of ply wood looking out into the distance, with his hair in the wind, and love on his face; the only one he had ever seen where Jesus was portrayed as a real man, not like…
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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on October 2, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Christian Stalker

This is really funny and yet also quite disturbing. An assistant to the Michigan States Attorney General has been stalking and cyber bullying the UM student council president. I'll repeat that... the assistant Attorney General... A GROWN UP... is cyber bullying and stalking a 21 year old student, under the guise of a political campaign as a "Christian Citizen", because the student is gay. As Christopher Hitchens recently said in his Slate article on Bishop Eddie Long, "I have a rule of thumb… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on September 29, 2010 at 7:01pm — 10 Comments

The Day the Catholic Church Dies

The day the Church dies there will be no sounds of joy among the godless:

No horns blown or parades thrown,

Rejoicing in the streets or marching to the beat,

No angels from Heaven to smite us down,

No Devil to laugh at our descent.

The end of the world will still belong to the sun,

When the Church takes its final breath

On a day no different than today

In a world with problems unfit for gods.

Where a frock is suitable only for Halloween;

A relic of a…

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Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on September 22, 2010 at 4:43pm — 5 Comments

Religious Responsibility

This is an Op-Ed that I wrote for OpEdnews.com. Monicks has been asking me to post it here, so I hope you all enjoy it...



Have you ever read your terms of use for Facebook? How about Google? If you did, there would be some phrases, if you can decipher them in the jargon, which you may find objectionable. However, they are tools for the modern world, and you would probably continue to utilize them anyway, knowing full well that they are, using… Continue

Added by Ryan E. Hoffman on August 31, 2010 at 9:30pm — 18 Comments

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