The fact that American adherents to those faiths can serve alongside each other, and for each other, is an American military accomplishment worth celebrating.
As always, there’s no shortage of hypocrisy in this world.
The Brooklyn Diocese wants Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson to apologize for comparing it to R. Kelly. But it isn’t 1992 anymore. And it isn’t going to be any time soon.
Escalation of stakes is part of the appeal of doomsday end-game modules, but I have a hunch there’s more to it than the natural progression from local to regional to national to global threats. I suspect that apocalyptic stories draw from some dark universal well abiding in the human heart. Or maybe it’s that engine from Event Horizon. Maybe that engine from Event Horizon is the darkness that dwells within the human heart.
Don’t let the fact that these aren’t your institutions convince you to look away from the scandal. The only way to recognize them at home is to see them plain from a distance.
While on a trip to Israel and Cyprus with my father this past May, I attempted to see as many of its physical remnants as possible.