Author Archives: jimbelton

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.

The Revelation of Adam in Modern English

This is the revelation that Adam taught his son Seth in the seven hundredth year. The Fall of Adam and Eve “Listen to my words, my son Seth,” said Adam. When Sakla created me out of the earth along with … Continue reading

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Reviews of “Messiah” and “Dracula”

Why am I reviewing two series at the same time? To illustrate an interesting point. * * * * A Messiah is a Netflix series in which a man claiming to be the messiah appears out of the Syrian desert. … Continue reading

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Films I’m Anticipating (or not) in 2020

Here’s a list of the films coming in 2020 that look interesting or not worth watching. Jan 3, 2020 The Grudge Why? The original Juon and the Hollywood remake the Grudge were great. The sequels sucked. Heard this is terrible. … Continue reading

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Is Birthrate Decline a Bad Thing?

I’m going to comment on the New York Times opinion piece The End of Babies by Anna Louie Sussman. In the fall of 2015, posters appeared around Copenhagen. One, in pink letters laid over an image of chicken eggs, asked, “Have … Continue reading

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Review of “Freaks” (mild spoilers)

* * * B Freaks is the movie that Dark Phoenix should have been. It’s hard to say much more about the film without spoiling it further than the trailer already does. Though made on a fairly low budget (I … Continue reading

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Review of “The Last Jedi” (Ivan Ortega’s edit)

* * * B Film editor Ivan Ortega, on his YouTube channel FilmFix, has been documenting his efforts to produce an edit of The Last Jedi that fixes many of its problems. He finally released the fine cut about six … Continue reading

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The Truth about Sea Level Rise

There is a lot of misinformation out there about how much sea level will rise due to global warming. The current best information (from 2018) comes from the UN’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s latest report in chapter 9, … Continue reading

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