10/06/2034 8:10 AM ET

About The Huntington Courier




For more information about HC, please see the FAQ page.


Welcome to the Huntington Courier!


If you're reading this, you're obviously a little curious as to what this is all about.

The Huntington Courier (or HC) is a snapshot of the world from the date 6 October 2034, as told by a fictional progressive publication.

Its purpose is to explore what stories, narratives and experiences might be shared from the liberal side of the debate, by creating a consistent timeline and people and events to exist within it.

It was designed as a sort of sandbox for my imagination to play in as I wondered what life might be like in the near future based on current social, political and economic trends.

I took the liberty of extrapolating those trends, plotting a timeline in agreement with itself, and forming conclusions about what the world - particularly the Western world - might be like should those trends continue.

Every HC article is a work of fiction.

It is only intended to reflect reality where people in the real world are speculated about or where events in the real world have influenced future ones.

Much of the content in HC is clearly insane; that much should be obvious and if it isn't, stop reading now! HC is not intended for you.

The genesis of this project came about in the wake of 2015's Obergefell Supreme Court decision, granting same-sex couples the right to marry. Without rehashing the arguments from that debate, it became clear to some conservatives and in particular some Christians that the world - with the Western world as its vanguard - was moving into a new phase. This new era is marked by the extremity of self-validation and does not rely on God or other objective sources to find out the 'truth'.

A subjective view of reality has replaced an objective view.

What this means is that everyone is to do as he will, and is bound less and less by external forces. Your truth, and your decisions, are your own. If the world should disagree then it must be wrong. Everyone is right in his/her own truth.

If HC succeeds at anything, I hope it will be to illustrate that not everyone's truth can be right - what happens when different peoples' truths conflict? You will disagree with the arguments in at least one HC article: how do you know your opinion represents the truth?

This problem is swallowing up whole demographics and will continue to do so.

I am not casting same-sex marriage as the enemy (I don't believe this). It was merely the jumping-off point for my thinking which led to the creation of HC.

Hopefully, it is clear now that I am no progressive despite the fact I am writing for a fictional progressive media outlet.

I am an Evangelical Christian of a conservative stripe.

Some Christians will absolutely hate HC because some of the content is vile, and I won't begrudge them that! But I think there is real worth in stepping outside one's own echo chamber and empathizing with people who completely disagree with you, even those who are militant.

Certain articles were incredibly hard to write and required prayer to get through. That's not being dramatic, that's just a commentary on the repulsion I felt for some of the content I generated. But the value of emphathizing - rather than demonizing - progressive people was worth what it took to step into their fictional successors' shoes. One of the great failings of modern discourse is that we're too quick to annihilate the other side with partisan rhetoric, rather than imagine why they might think the way they do and see them as fellow humans along the way.

I just have lots of imagination, so I wanted to try.

At its core, HC is not intended for progressives - the debate style of argumentum ad absurdum will not sway most of them. They have essentially moved past the slippery slope argument and have accepted the progressive establishment's position on things.

HC is primarily directed toward Christians who are conservative.


Many Christians have become lazy and satisfied in the conceit that they are right. That kind of attitude isn't what the Bible teaches and is dangerous because it enables a person to become smug.

What I hope HC will do is alert Christians who have become relaxed as to the changes enveloping the world. If HC provides a little glimpse into what the future may possibly hold, then we should all awaken and prepare. In the most well-meaning way, I hope there is shock value to some of the articles in HC.





That said, if you are personally offended by content in HC, I offer my apologies and hope you will understand it wasn't intentional. If an image featuring you was used in a way you find offensive (I tried to exercise caution), please write me.

I want to thank you again for reading HC. Writing a hundred articles was an awesome job and took a long time. I hope you enjoy the content and that it stirs up your imagination as it did mine.

If you feel like supporting me, I would be very grateful. Just click the button to the side and choose whatever amount you like.

And if you have any questions, or if I can help in any way, please write me and I'll do my best to respond in a timely fashion.



Regards,
J|R
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