Updated 12:44 am 9/13/05:
I had a post about politics in this spot.
It was the first time I’d written a post about politics, and since I’ve written it, I’ve done nothing but regret it.
I didn’t regret it because anyone said anything about my beliefs. (In fact, what few conversations it did spawn were much more positive than I expected.)
I regretted it because this has never been a place to write about politics, and I don’t want it to become one. Writing about politics directly, for me, is probably harder than writing about religion. I know what I think and I believe and a lot of people disagree with me. I doubt that they’re going to change my mind. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to change theirs.
Discourse on the subject, then, is probably better suited to places where progress one direction or the other could be made. In the meantime, I designed this site to be part blog and part comic, and it will return to that. And if occasionally my political (or religious, or other) views seep through, well, that’s just part of the act of expressing myself. In the meantime, I’m taking advantage of the fact that the Internet is editable and taking back something I regret.