DAY 12: The Satanic Bible.

It's more of a self-help book, so I've been told. I remember in Little Nicky, my dude Adam Sandler was in serious need of reading such a book. From what I know about it, it's not even about praising satan or doing anything remotely bad, but about believing in, and empowering yourself. To most this probably sounds gnarly, and a bit unbelievable, but to me, it sounds like top-tier writing. Making something that deters the close-minded, and welcomes those who simply wish to better understand the world around them is a killer play (no pun intended). 

Interestingly enough, coming from Portland, Religion, rights, freedoms, and all that jazz are a constant topic of discussion, and people are frequently trying to argue about things they only have a surface level knowledge of. Maybe it's the privilege that the city has historically claimed, or just the lack of distinct diversity, but there is so much back and forth between steadfast beliefs. DOn't get me wrong, discussion is necessary and helps to move our culture forward, but when joe schmo over here decides to try his hand at defending police who "have the right" or are "protecting civilians" only to tear through the serenity of the trader Joe's checkout line with the fury of 1000 suns, it's a bit much for me. I've always thought that was a funny trait the people of portland tout, but don't like arguing about opinions that resemble more of a brick wall than morality. It's always fun to me to hear about or see something that stirs the pot when all the while it's intentions are harmless and inoffensive.