Friday, October 29, 2004

They Will Know Us By Our T-Shirts

They Will Know Us By Our T-Shirts

i'm so sticking with this one. go read him! it's funny!

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Bush Relatives for Kerry

Bush Relatives for Kerry

i almost choked on my own spit.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

bush born again?

American Prospect Online - ViewWeb

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

abstinent in africa

KtB - Prime Time in Kampala

good for them.

the back of the bus...again

The New York Times > National > Study Says White Families' Wealth Advantage Has Grown

i'd really like to know why african americans are voting for bush. i really would.

Friday, October 15, 2004

it's amy!

The Politics Of Piety, Sojourners Magazine/November 2004

new mag for me!

Sojourners: Christians for Justice and Peace

can't wait to start digging around.


The Revealer: Yeah, I Said Misogynist

check out the comments. things get heated.

bush increases abortion

Daily Kos :: Political Analysis and other daily rants on the state of the nation.

who knew??

not alone

Daily Kos :: An Open Letter to American Catholics:

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

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

let's try that again

Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor�s Perspective

thank you, mario cuomo

a more articulate response to the question of religious belief and public morality i haven't read yet.

(thanks, XXblog.)


The Preacher's Story in 4 Parts

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.

And I believe, as we struggle and fail in aspects of our faith every day, that God’s grace is everlasting.

and this one, too...

Wormwood's Doxy

it's good to know there are others out there.

Real Live Preacher

Real Live Preacher

hm. just found this site through feminary.



a new blog from a politically progressive, religiously conservative woman going through seminary.

check it out.

Sunday, October 10, 2004

The Revealer: Kerry Wins God Points

The Revealer: Kerry Wins God Points

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

post debate spin

kerry didn't give an inch.
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


AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: Keeping the Color Line

we want change for our communities?
then we need to do somethin.'

told ya

AlterNet: Election 2004: By Their Fruits Ye Shall Know Them

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

the debates last night gave me gas.

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

Campaign 2004 > Clergy: Black Pastors Backing Bush Are Rare, but Not Alone

The New York Times > Washington > Campaign 2004 > Clergy: Black Pastors Backing Bush Are Rare, but Not Alone

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.