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When I tell N the recent news about people getting fired for saying something fifty years ago that contradicts the half-baked dogma of the last 5 seconds, he says, “It’s a good thing I don’t talk a lot!”

And it’s true. The best way to stay employed is to avoid expressing opinions, joking, posting anything online, and ideally just to keep silent for the entirety of your life until you are ready to retire.

There is no constitution, no law, no freedom of speech guarantee that can defend one from unhinged crowds ready to pounce on anybody who can be revealed as a sinner against the fresh iteration of dogma. This is also a manifestation of ageism because the longer you live, the more the dogma mutates.

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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