Wake Up, and Smell The Coffee

Gay people and abortion, that’s virtually all the religious right talks about. They have raised a now-dwindling fortune on these two issues. According to Fred Clark*, the religious right has always proclaimed they had the moral high ground on these issues. If they said, “The president is the most pro-choice president in history.” citizens were supposed to inflame with moral… Continue reading

The High Price of Hate

I’ve blogged before about how the extremists in religious fundamentalism are killing faith practice in this country. We have further proof: The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life (a project from the Pew Research Center) reports that in the last 5 years alone, the group of people who self label as having no religious affiliation has gone up 5%… Continue reading

One Year Ago Today…

I walked into this house for the first time. The weather was terrible. It was pouring down rain. In fact, because of the torrential rain, we couldn’t see a thing outside and had no idea of the gorgeous view of the bay. While actually loving a different house better, one in the Berkeley Hills, we bought this one because of… Continue reading

Love This Faith Practice Quotation

The more I have read the Bible and study the life of Jesus, the more I have become convinced that Christianity spreads best not through force but through fascination.” —Shane Claiborne The truth is: I want nothing to do with Christianity as it is widely seen and practiced in this country. I find its moralism and hatred revolting.… Continue reading

Great Bumper Sticker

Romney’s just a rich, spoiled aristocrat that pays a lower tax rate than teachers, firefighters, and police officers. And what’s even better, he doesn’t really even work for it! He swears that he has paid taxes; though, several important, in-the-know sources say Romney didn’t pay taxes at all for several years while making tens of millions of dollars laying people… Continue reading

Great Quotation; Great Sign

I came across this quotation and jotted it down for later but didn’t document the source. My apologies. 🙁 But it’s too good not to share. It’s good because it helps define a serious issue. Why, in order to love God, must we now hate people?” Only in extremism… And then we have this little poignant bumper sticker:… Continue reading

2BIG2F- already has

Lately, I’ve had this idea on my mind, for some reason: if something is too big too fail, I think it already has failed. And this applies to so much more than just the banking industry. In fact, at the moment, I can’t think of anything to which it doesn’t apply. Yes, we need efficiency; we need incentive; we need… Continue reading