The origins of Halloween can be traced back to the celebration of the end of the harvest season on the old continent, but later it was imbued with ideas of convergence between the realms of the living and the dead and all sorts of other nutty ideas. Other boring historical data aside, the holiday was carried over into the United States along evil godless Irish people who were in dire need of some potato in the middle of the 19th century. As with so many other phenomena, it received the traditional americanization treatment and as of today it's a way to get the consumers moving about to buy ugly seasonal rubbish, much like many holidays.
I bet there's nothing more scary for a fundamentalist Christian than a pagan celebration such as halloween. Being exposed to non-Christian traditions will surely ruin the children's minds.
I've personally been off WotM for some time now, and actually find myself smiling at my podcasts directory, as I have a dozen hours of material to go through. Why I smile, I don't know. I'm weird that way.
A reader of ours sent the Watchdog crew a message concerning a recent gem in WotM news coverage. Yes, they do news. Science news when they disagree with the results, religion news, funny news, religious news, politics when they pertain to religion, etc. Inspired by this message, I decided to check the show out with my own ears. It's amazing! So let's examine the hour 2 news bit on WotM Radio on October 15th!
I can reed news reel gud
It's that time of the year again when the Nobel prizes start rolling out. Let's see how WotM's unbiased news hawks cover some items of this most exciting of ceremonies!
Just some days ago someone called into â€œbeep-talkâ€ (WotM voicemail, basically), and said that his 4-year old never asks â€œHow did this evolve?â€ but â€œWho made this?â€ when observing the world. Actually small children in general seldom use the word â€œevolveâ€ or anything related to said word, so they seem to consciously steer clear of such nonsense subjects! This has absolutely nothing to do with parenting or cultural settings, so don't bring them up.
THIS JUST IN actually babies don't use any recognizable words before they learn them from other people. Apparently they are so smart before being subjected to others that they refuse to speak any human language altogether! Todd Friel is one of the rare adults who have managed to foster this godly trait so that it remains a part of his diction! That is the true path to wisdom! We are once again allowed to sip with glee from the overflowing cup of godly erudition that is his large cranium, as he argues for the existence of an intelligent designer:
Thusly the Master of the Way of the Wapapapupipapapa spake unto thee! Now get out there and make some babies before you check back next week for more words of wisdom!
Are there questions left unanswered in your life? Don't fret, for fabtastic Mr. Funky Friel is in the house on Sundays to address any and all reader questions! To kick things off I asked him what he thought was natural selection's role in the biological world, and as a reply was sent this clarifying mp3! If you suspect this to be a jocular misrepresentation of what Todd believes or how he expresses his opinions, feel free to visit www.wayofthemasterradio.com/podcast and search for episodes with the words â€œmonkeyâ€ or â€œevolutionâ€ in their description! Thanks, Todd, dude! Listen now!
If you have a question for Todd about something, send it to me, I'll forward it to him, honestly. I'm sure he'll be more than glad to answer more questions!
Hello everyone! Henwli here, the latest official contributor to WotM Watchdog. I'm an English major student from Finland with a strange fetish that involves iPods and Way of the Master Radio. Further introduction can wait as I tentatively stick my metaphorical toes in the virtual waters of online authorship with this little ditty:
Now, if you step outside of your house and get near a road, there's a chance you'll be wrestled into the back of a car, clobbered senseless and later wake up on a hill without your eyebrows. This stuff apparently happens.