Friday, October 29, 2004
Thursday, October 21, 2004
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
for all of us who had to make a public confession in front of the congregation, receive the right hand of fellowship and wear a white gown before being dunked in an algae-infested baptismal pool.
for those of us who came to jesus because the thought of being left behind after the rapture scared the crap out of us.
for all of us who, when smoking, drinking a beer (or doing other, cough, stuff) still feel like jesus is standing on our shoulders.
Monday, October 18, 2004
i'd really like to know why african americans are voting for bush. i really would.
Friday, October 15, 2004
daily kos is a web community of avid dems - dems who span the spectrum from moderate to flaming. i'm linking to a couple of worthwhile diaries about choice and religious faith.
Thursday, October 14, 2004
and...forcing a woman to give birth is what?
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Monday, October 11, 2004
Perhaps because of a comment below, and some flak I’ve taken recently because of my religious and political belief, I’ve been asking myself what I really believe in. And so I’m going to set down my creed.
I believe in Christ and that He came and died for the redemption of sins.
I believe in a physical heaven and hell.
I believe in the existence of evil; I believe in the existence of Satan.
I believe in the existence of truth. (I also believe in cultural anthropology that says that most cultural ‘truths’ are constructs.)
I believe in life after death.
I believe in the Holy Spirit.
I believe in the body of the church here on earth.
I believe Christ will come again (to judge the living and the dead and that He will sit on the right hand of the Father.)
I believe in sin. (That it does exist and that there are things as sins.)
I believe in social justice for all.
I believe in peace.
I believe in humility before God. (I fail at this constantly.)
I believe in social action.
I believe in dissent.
I believe in the forgiveness of sins.
I believe in the separation of church and state (the better to protect the church from the arm of the state)
I believe that life does not begin at conception.
I believe in a woman’s right to make her own moral decisions without the aid of the state.
I believe in the beatitudes.
I believe that we are to love our neighbors as we love ourselves (which I haven’t really done because I truly think Republicans and evangelicals are tyrannical and bizarre. I’ll get better at this.)
I believe that Paul wrote beautiful scripture but that his views on women aren’t necessarily applicable to women today (especially women with an education or those who won’t marry.)
I believe that faith and doubt go hand in hand. (I don’t believe that doubt is heresy or blasphemy. After all, was Thomas’ skepticism wrong?)
I believe that an embryo is not the same thing as a fetus.
I believe in Christ’s redemption.
I believe in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
I believe in the power of confession and prayer.
Sunday, October 10, 2004
think what you will about reproductive rights and john kerry, but i thought his answer to the woman about abortion and faith was brilliant.
let me repeat again: separation of church and state.
Friday, October 08, 2004
bush was hysterical.
bush needs to bone up on history - dred scott was not about property rights - scott's race predicated his status as property. (and is it really a good idea to use a case from the 19th century to score a point today?)
Thursday, October 07, 2004
we want change for our communities?
then we need to do somethin.'
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
edwards, as always, looked fabulous. cheney, as ever, looked like he had put a lump of coal in your stocking and if you complained he'd get out his walking stick and give you a good thrashing about your head and shoulders.
as for winning, does it matter? it's easy to memorize talking points, but how about argument and mastery of a subject? much better to administer an essay (always my forte.)
anyway, not much going on. just a minor crisis of faith over whether it's unchristian to rebel against authority and whether my college education makes me closer to a godless agnostic than a traditional christian. (i don't think so, but apparently my non-problem with facilitated discussion makes me a dupe of the New World Order...or so according to some new friends of my dad.)
whatever. conservative old (white) guys are typically paranoid about everything.
Tuesday, October 05, 2004
thanks to The Revealer for noticing that this article doesn't actually talk to anyone who's doing the voting - just the political operatives. nice.