A lot of hospitals offer photography in situations like this, so its not necessarily a glamourous photoshoot. I’ve known non-famous people who post these on their social media accounts to essentially say, “they existed in this world. they will be remembered.” It wasn’t thirsty or fake for them to do it, and I think… Read more
All religions began as cults. The only reason Christianity as a whole isn't considered one is because billions believe in its central tenets.
Fundamental Evangelical Christianity is only not considered a cult because there are so damn many evangelicals. Think of it: They encouraged to break off contact with non-believers, can’t listen to secular music, obliged to tithe a large portion of their income to their church, and are told who to hate, who to support… Read more
I have respect for parents who take care of special needs kids, but the moment they start getting a superiority complex and talk shit about parents who can’t, or don’t want to, I lose that respect.
Taking care of special needs children, especially those that need constant care, is simply not natural. That’s… Read more
You make some fine points. I always assumed it was a transactional relationship, but the notion that there’s more to it makes sense. I remember seeing an article on some site in this ‘family’ of sites and it mentioned a common behavior of nearly all cults. At some point the leader will make an absolutely outlandish… Read more
I have a relative who behaves the same way with Trump’s sexual assault allegations. He’s one of those “I support women because I have a daughter” kind of guys and goes on and on about accusations about Bill, Clinton, Epstein, Biden and Harvey Weinstein etc., but flatly refuses to engage with anything about Trump.… Read more
Isn’t it interesting that when things are going TOO good we can self-sabotage purely for that reason alone? I often find myself feeling very happy and content and than struck by anxiety simply BECAUSE I’m happy and content and that must mean something bad is just around the corner. Our brains are so weird.
Please stop with the slideshows. PLEASE. AV Club used to be nice to read. Now it looks like the 10 million other sites on the web I immediately close the browser window on if I ever accidentally end up on them. You know the ones. The ones that say they’re gonna show you One Weird Trick. Read more