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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Hollow Matrix - Long Live Your Memory

Hollow Matrix was a brilliant place (formerly known as Broadie Car Park).  It was a place where web developers gathered to share brilliant ideas, to help each other through development blocks, and to just find friendships.  It was also a place of violent drama.  A place I wouldn't send my daughter in the dead of night.

But all in all, it was a home to me for a decent portion of my life.  But, alas, it seems that the time has come, like the bubble pop of the dot-com boom.  The bubble really popped long ago, but now, the day has come when finally has outlived its existence.  One thing is, I hate when I go to a website and find that it has been replaced by a url just looking for link click revenue, so is forwarding to my own website and will for the foreseeable future at least with a memorial here that you can read.

Edit 2010-09-22:  Okay, I put up a blog on religious issues if anyone likes.  Obviously the same URL:

Monday, May 3, 2010

Why I Am Leaving Catholicism

Though I have not filed a Actus formalis defectionis ab Ecclesia catholica, it should be clear to many that I have left the Catholic Church. None in the Church has yet ask me why I have left (which is a matter of curiosity and some concern to me), however, I feel it is good to let these things be known.

I should start at the beginning to tell what caused me to question the Catholic Church. When I was a child, I was raised as a Catholic but found little use for it as I became an older teen and young adult. I abandoned it in favor of the moral relativism I found in the media and among some of my "funner" friends. Somehow I was never able to shake the idea that there was a god out there, but as in the movie The Devil's Advocate, I found him an "absentee landlord." I stopped attending service and basically became a hedonist. After I'd had enough of the ill effects of the hedonism lifestyle and felt like settling down with the woman I love, I returned to Church attendance primarily in exchange for being allowed to have my wedding there (I'm sorry, but that's the honest truth), but after my wedding, I gradually fell away again.