Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Subjects I Was Going to Blog About But Didn't

Over the past couple years I've become a lazy, mediocre blogger. At the moment, I feel as though I should say something about the recent Haitian earthquake, but I really don't think that I have anything unique to add. Five years ago blogs were a great way to connect people to disaster-relief agencies; now, Facebook and Twitter are much more effective media. So I probably won't deliver a Haitian-earthquake post. (You can click here to donate to the relief effort.)

Here are some other things from the past couple months that I was going to write about but didn't. Each of these is the subject of a post that is currently saved to my Blogger account as an unpublished draft.

  • Brit Hume's advice to Tiger Woods (I have no problem with Hume extolling the benefits of Christianity, but I don't think he understands Buddhism at all.)

  • Internet comments (The level of discourse in Internet comment threads—particularly those attached to new articles—has sunk so low that I was going to advocate that the FCC get involved. I've never been an advocate of censorship, but the garbage that people post under the guise of discussion these days is just appalling.)

  • The shortcomings of the BCS and why college football needs a playoff (A team should have to lose a game to be eliminated from championship contention, and the human polls that make up two-thirds of the BCS formula are not reliable enough to play such a key role in selecting the top two teams.)

  • Rick Warren's silence on Uganda's horrifying proposed anti-homosexuality legislation (Warren, who has a relationship with Uganda's head of state, has since spoken up.)

  • Prayer in public schools (The public school Meyer attends is all about school prayer—the kind of prayer that doesn't mention Jesus by name but would nonetheless seem foreign to anyone who isn't an evangelical Protestant.)


Post a Comment

<< Home