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Religion as a Social Construct

Originally posted on Rewriting Religion:
I think we’re ready to get into the philosophical arguments about religion now. This is my first philosophical post about the nature of religion, but it won’t be my last. I would appreciate any feedback you may have. With that, let’s get to work, shall we? What I’m presenting here is…

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In The Beginning Was Fear

“If you have no hope of survival, what’s left to be afraid of?” By Daniele Bolelli In the beginning was fear—the fear that everything that has a body experiences once it realizes we live in a predatory universe; a universe in which absolutely everything gets to be eaten… if not by the sharp fangs of […]

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A Generation Of Narcissism

Let’s face it, we are a generation of fucking narcissists. We are what the past 50 years of corporate advertising has made us. We are the products they sell us, the political machine they’ve indoctrinated us into; the creatures of purely self absorbed minds with little or no regard for anything or anyone unless there […]

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A Combat Veteran Supports Anti-War Music (Fortunate Son at Concert for Valor)

So, I’m busy with a few chores and I catch some banter going on on tv in the background about a supposed controversy over a song some celebrities performed at a big show in D.C. on Veterans Day.  I turn my attention to the television and it’s the usual suspects on the FOX News show, […]

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Wild Uniforms Becoming the Norm

The Chaos Sports Report with Willie B. Lakey – Veterans Day “Rich people don’t like to be in the military. The shoes are ugly and the uniforms itch. Rich people don’t go in much for revolution or terrorism, either.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke Are these uniforms in sports getting crazy, or what? “You can’t tell […]

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Support Your Veterans? Let’s Start by Legalizing Weed

There is an epidemic in this country – and it’s not Ebola. Everyday, at least 22 veterans take their own lives. And not only do we stand aside and watch (or ignore) these men and women whom we claim to support: we also support – through our lazy voting habits – the very laws that […]

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You aren’t a Conservative. You’re just an Asshole.

In the wake of the Republican victory in the Senate and total control of Congress, my newsfeed has been overwhelmed with elated Conservatives and GOP loyalists who are reveling in how our newest political heroes will save our great nation from the “Liberal Agenda.” At last, brothers and sisters, we will be free from the […]

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Texas has Just Elected Some Mentally ill People. Again.

Originally posted on Under Construction:
Good job, Texas. You’ve just elected an actual insane person to be the Lieutenant Governor of your state! Partnered up with another possibly insane person – Greg Abbott – who you’ve elected as Governor, what could possibly go wrong? The two highest elected officials in the state are now taking…

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Love in the Time of Ebola

From the moment Thomas Eric Duncan made headlines as the first person on American soil to be diagnosed with the Ebola virus, the country went into a hysterical frenzy that could rival even the most ridiculous soap opera. You can’t turn on the news or scroll down your Facebook feed without hearing or reading about […]

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Pat Robertson Has the Power to Raise the Dead!

Good news! Just in time for Halloween, Pat Robertson has announced that he has the power to raise the dead… and so do you! All you have to do is read your bible and believe. Also, I’m sure it wouldn’t hurt to make a sizable donation to the 700 club. It’s good to know that charlatanism […]

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Unus Annus an Interdico & Music Therapy for PTSD

UNUS ANNUS AN INTERDICO – ONE YEAR AN OUTLAW & MUSIC THERAPY FOR PTSD HOW MUSIC HAS BEEN THE BEST THERAPY FOR ONE VETERAN SURVIVOR OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER One year ago today, I became an outlaw.  It probably wasn’t quite the journey one might expect that led me to this twist in my […]

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If The President Can Get High, Why Can’t I?

Originally posted on Under Construction:
So, let me get this straight. The Vice President’s son gets kicked out of the Navy after testing positive for cocaine. His Dad’s boss, the President of the United States, has admitted to smoking weed and using cocaine. President Obama’s predecessor, George W. allegedly used coke and definitely smoked weed.…

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I’m Not Gonna Miss You

Few things in life are more painful than watching helplessly as a loved one suffering from dementia slips into oblivion. Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011. He has released his final song, I’m Not Gonna Miss You, in which he chronicles his battles with the disease and says goodbye to family and fans. […]

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Breaking Metal – Guiltless Cult – Season 2, Episode 11

Breaking Metal Featuring:  GUILTLESS CULT Season 2, Episode 11 HOST:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist – Killing Grace http://youtu.be/Lwhm8L7VolM Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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A Nation of Apes and their Silly War on “Drugs”

by Jake W. The legalization of marijuana is not a dangerous experiment – the prohibition is the experiment, and it has failed dramatically, with millions of victims all around the world. – Sebastian Marincolo Once upon a time, there was a land inhabited by intelligent creatures called Apes. They called their land a Nation. And […]

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Breaking Metal – She The Killer – Season 2, Episode 10

Breaking Metal Featuring:  She The Killer Season 2, Episode 10 HOSTS:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist – Killing Grace Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer – Outlaw Serenade http://youtu.be/weg9hFdanV8 * Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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Breaking Metal – Outlaw Serenade – Season 2, Episode 9

Breaking Metal Featuring:  Outlaw Serenade Season 2, Episode 9 HOST:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist – Killing Grace   http://youtu.be/-YSYkN_9Rp4 * Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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The First Amendment: An Introduction

By Adam Hinds Our country is not a “Christian nation” but rather, as the Baptist theologian Albert Mohler duly notes, “a nation of Christians.” America, he argues, “is not Christian by constitutional provision or creedal affirmation—but its people are overwhelmingly Christian by self-affirmation.” But whatever one believes about America being a “Christian nation” that concept […]

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Breaking Metal – Lost Generation – Season 2, Episode 8

Breaking Metal Featuring:  LOST GENERATION Season 2, Episode 8 HOSTS:  Matt-man Edmondson, Vocalist – Killing Grace Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer – Outlaw Serenade http://youtu.be/4FwsYc3rWxY Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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Turtles all the Way Down

  Turtles all the way Down by Sturgill Simpson I’ve seen Jesus play with flames in a lake of fire that I was standing in Met the devil in Seattle and spent 9 months inside the lion’s den Met Buddha yet another time and he showed me a glowing light within But I swear that […]

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Losing My Religion: Thoughts on God, Tragedy and Belief

Every year on September 11th my Facebook feed becomes decidedly more religious as family members and friends send prayers and make pleas to an omnipotent being in the sky. God bless America. Pray for the victims and their families. I’m not attempting to make light of a tragedy that has affected our generation more than […]

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Breaking Metal – Look What I Did – Season 2, Episode 7

Breaking Metal Featuring:  LOOK WHAT I DID Season 2, Episode 7 HOSTS:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist, Killing Grace Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer, Outlaw Serenade http://youtu.be/BGZYbPGkx7Y Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a live audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville, TN

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Where Is Your Allegiance?

“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.”   – Thomas Paine, American revolutionary The following is some interesting history about the pledge of allegiance to the American flag. It may come as […]

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Soundbites, Blurbs and Righteous Indignation

The headline from Spin read: Henry Rollins Bashes the Suicidal, Shames Robin Williams; “Fuck suicide,” the singer wrote in an editorial today. I will readily admit, even as one of Rollins’ staunchest supporters, my first reaction to the headline was, “Wow, that’s pretty brutal.” As a life-long Rollins fan, I know there are times when he can […]

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Breaking Metal – Vampire Bleach Bomb – Season 2, Episode 6

Breaking Metal Featuring:  Vampire Bleach Bomb Season 2, Episode 6 HOSTS:  Matt Edmondson, Vocalist, Killing Grace Adam “Brick” House, Drummer, Outlaw Serenade http://youtu.be/QLBZhmyCi30 * Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville, TN

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Tatiana Moroz “Out In The Wind” (new song demo)

Tatiana Moroz performs her newly written song, “Out In The Wind” for the first time (demo) * Joined by Outlaw Serenade drummer & fellow ‘Same Side’ artist, Adam G. “Brick” House, on percussion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Kf-c55th8 http://samesideentertainment.com/talent/

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Breaking Metal – Vahalla – Season 2, Episode 5

BREAKING METAL Featuring:  VAHALLA Season 2, Episode 5 HOSTS:  Matt-man Edmondson, Vocalist, Killing Grace Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer, Outlaw Serenade http://youtu.be/F3J-OjcWudI Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s in Nashville, TN

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Breaking Metal – Halcyon Way/Oblivion Myth – Season 2, Episode 4

Breaking Metal Featuring:  Oblivion Myth & Halcyon Way (Steve Braun & Ray LeGrand) Season 2, Episode 4 HOSTS:  Matt-man Edmondson, Lead Vocalist, Killing Grace Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer, Outlaw Serenade http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vD0cx8FjrY Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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Joe Rogan on Israel, Palestine, War and Choosing Sides

Partial transcript from JRE #525 When I see death and destruction, I don’t gravitate towards it. I don’t try to study and try to figure out exactly what’s going on so I can pick a side and have a viewpoint. I just get sad that there’s more of this bullshit in the world. I don’t […]

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Breaking Metal – Fate Of Adam – Season 2, Episode 3

Breaking Metal Featuring:  Fate Of Adam Season 2, Episode 3 HOSTS:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Lead Vocalist, Killing Grace Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer, Outlaw Serenade http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ_K2UwbBJw Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville

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The Curse of Intelligence

“Ignorance is bliss” ~ Thomas Gray Intellectual capabilities are by far the greatest of gifts that a human being can possess. No matter what your personal flaws may be, the ability to be analytical, creative, rational, logical, and to see through what is arbitrary and trivial about human behavior and society is more valuable than […]

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Watching Gaza Burn From The International Space Station

Alexander Gerst has been observing the violence in Gaza from a distance – a distance of 205 miles. The German Astronaut, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, sent out a tweet yesterday describing what he called “my saddest photo yet.” How strange – and depressing – it is that a human who has actually […]

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CopBlocking & Bill “Goebbels” O’Reilly (w/ Megyn Kelly)

I didn’t quite know where to begin with this piece, but I think watching the following video is as good a spot as any: Before we get into my own take on Cop Block, let’s dissect this not so pithy smear piece by the bloviating spin-master & company. BILL:  “In The Kelly File segment tonight, […]

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Breaking Metal – War All The Time – Season 2, Episode 2

Breaking Metal Featuring:  War All The TIme Season 2, Episode 2 HOSTS:  Matthew Dee Edmondson, Vocalist, Killing Grace  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Killing-Grace/163357423687012 Adam G. “Brick” House, Drummer, Outlaw Serenade  https://www.facebook.com/outlawserenademusic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKUqj1YWzNg Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville https://www.facebook.com/pages/Breaking-metal

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Maybe Half of my Friends are Right

So there I was perched on the throne this morning when it suddenly dawned on me that maybe half my friends are right and all of the problems we have today are because of the Democrats. No sooner had that thought crossed my mind than I wondered if it’s the other half who is correct […]

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When Man Used to Kill for Religion…

Faith can be very, very dangerous, and deliberately to implant it into the vulnerable mind of an innocent child is a grievous wrong.” ~ Richard Dawkins Some day in the distant future, kids will learn in a history class about how man once believed in the supernatural. These distant kids will be our descendants and […]

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Breaking Metal – Piranah – Season 2, Episode 1

BREAKING METAL Featuring PIRANAH, piranahrocks.com Season 2, Episode 1 Hosts:  Matthew Edmondson (vocalist, Killing Grace, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Killing-Grace) Adam G. “Brick” House  (drummer, Outlaw Serenade, https://www.facebook.com/outlawserenademusic) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheUic2CFLA Breaking Metal is recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Daisy Duke’s Bar & Grill in Nashville facebook.com/pages/Breaking-metal

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Flags, Fools and the Illusion of Freedom

With the arrival of the July 4th weekend, most people will undoubtedly be putting out their fresh, bright, somewhat new (used twice a year), American flags. I, on the other hand, am sitting here at my desk contemplating what to fly in the place of our old, washed-out, beat-up, tattered one. It was not my […]

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Combat Veteran Looks to Help Others Sufferering from PTSD With Ayahuasca Therapy

There are a few issues that are near and dear to my heart. One of them is my love and support of US military veterans, especially those who have served in Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. It has become my life mission to help my brothers who suffer from the oftentimes debilitating effects […]

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