The answer to yesterday’s Trivia:

RazorsKiss is a name I created for Elite Plus, when I was 8-9 years old. I’m a huge space sim fan, by the by. (Check my main website out, if you want to see how much I like gaming 😀 I’ve kept it since that time, and it’s been my consistent “online handle” since there _was_ an internet. Not for any particular reason, to begin with – but it has become a statement, in several ways. So, that’s the origin.


RazorsKiss conjures up images of sharp edges, dark places, a hint of “warmth” in an otherwise hard-edged, gothic atmosphere. It is two diametrically opposed objects, juxtaposed in one composite word. It is blood-red, shining, glinting light, off of a sinister object. It is a indictment of the gothic culture, by using their symbology, and turning it around from a Christian perspective. It is the sort of name that “gets you in” to the youth culture – but carries connotations that put you just a bit ill-at-ease.


Razors are some of the sharpest bladed objects we’ve created. They are small, they are subtle – and they can draw blood with even the smallest cut. They can split hairs, cut hairs – and yet, create the smoothest of skin – with the sharpest of blades. The sharper the razor, the better the shave, and the smoother the result is. You need a very sharp razor, to have a very good shave.

In logic, in debates, and in apologetics, things work the same way. You logic has to be very concise, your explanations clear, your mind sharp, and your attention must be very focused. People tell me that I stare daggers, when I’m concentrating. I’m an incredibly focused person – when I want to be. I’m also very lazy at times – perhaps as a counter to the focused part of me. There IS some element to the “Occam’s Razor” reference that Ed mentioned. That’s one of the reasons I’ve kept it, actually.


It’s a cool name, it’s very distinctive, I love black and red (favorite colors), the name is an old and virtually unused “trademark”. The only other people who use it are a German Xanga goth – and an old German metal band. My selection predates both. A Super Star Destroyer is named “Razor Kiss”, in a Star Wars book (Warlord Zsinj’s second) – but my name predates that as well.

So, basically… I made it up at 9 (Why? How? I have no idea. It popped into my head. I’m a huge reader – and have been since the age of 3. I read truly INSANE amounts every week – so who knows where I picked it up. ) – and I’ve kept it, because it’s “edgy” (oh… is that a theme? :D), and because it’s unique, and distinctive.

So, anyway. Yeah. I like the name. (Thanks for reminding me (with your Razor Ramon comment… NOOOOO!) to add this, Eric. (and I’m a 26 year old male, in case anyone is wondering :D)


Challies writes about Apologetics.

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To the Aggregator:

Ales Rarus, a Catholic apologist. It helps, sometimes, to get a different perspective on things.

Alex Forrest – he’s doing Doctoral work in apologetics. Welcome to the community!

Blogma, a very sharp looking blog, with a nice post on “Injustice vs Non-Justice” up right now.


Unscrewing the Inscrutable has come up with another Carnival. This carnival, however, is called the Carnival of the Godless. So, yeah. Now, here’s an interesting note I found:

“From a godless perspective” does NOT mean that you must be an atheist to send in a submission. There are plenty of theists who blog from a godless perspective. We welcome their posts. We will even consider posts criticizing godlessness in general, or atheism in particular. We recognize that there are some interesting theists out there who will have written relevant posts. We only ask that you do not submit a post that is just a short linking post, but rather something that shows off yours or someone else’s writing ability.

So, there’s an “outreach” opportunity if you want to take it.

Ales Rarus directs us to a post criticizing C.S. Lewis. He also wonders if anyone would be willing to do an apologetic for an apologist – namely, C.S. Lewis.

Blind Mind’s Eye disagrees with my comments about Poliblogs. He has more to say in the comments, after I reply.

I disagree – but it was kinda interesting to have someone actually disagree with me. Blogs, as I’ve noticed, have a tendency to either applaud wildly, or disagree vehemently. An actualy, reasonable disagreement was interesting 😀

Too many people are talking about Spongebob. I don’t care. So, yeah.

Christian Carnival #53 is up, and stuff. I might read it – I read really, really fast (like, neighborhood of 1,800 wpm fast) – but that would take a considerable chunk of time. I may work through it as the week progresses.

BlogClicker looks interesting.

Smart Christian is doing a one-day series on “Evangelical Identity”. (Just noticed – Joe found it before me… bleh.)

Classical Values posts about Israeli Arabs. Very interesting – go read it.

Blog of the Week:

Weapons of Warfare – some truly prodigious output, and very, very sharp blogging on apologetics.


Mr. Standfast, via Jollyblogger. I like.

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If I see anything else, I’ll add it in updates to the top.