Resonates with Me

I’ve had the unexpected good fortune to travel, a lot, actually—all over the world. (That reminds me, I need to update my list of countries to which I have been! Check out the list, it’s #23 on this page.) And in every place I have visited, the people have all been very nice, kind, and helpful even when they don’t… Continue reading

Dear @CNN,

Not that you care, but… Today, June 18, 2012, is the day that I officially stop reading your online news and watching your televised news portals. I’ve deleted your apps from my iPhone and iPad. I have grown exceedingly weary with your personality-based, info-tainment, for-profit approach to reporting. You see, I can’t even bring myself to call what you do… 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

A Sermon that Resonates

I stumbled upon this by accident. Normally, I’m not patient enough to watch a YouTube video that’s 18 minutes long. But Dr. Ray immediately caught my attention with his concept of the Canon within the Canon. What he says in this short sermon resonates deeply with me. The message of the real Christ of the Canon is social justice. Faith… Continue reading

Jesus, a Socialist

Not too long ago I posted on Facebook that Jesus was a socialist. (Dare the historical fact that the early church even experimented with communism be mentioned?!) My comment drew the ire of a well-meaning conservative. Some of the ideology with which she responded was a vivid reminder to me of why I fled from religious fundamentalism decades ago. As… Continue reading

For the Bible Tells Me So

The Pew Research Center conducted a poll to determine the issues on which evangelical leaders agree and disagree: The Bible is the Word of God.  (98% agreed) Christianity is the one, true faith leading to eternal life.  (96% agreed) Abortion is usually or always wrong.  (96% agreed) Society should discourage homosexuality.  (84% agreed) Men have a duty to serve as… Continue reading

Extremism Begets More Extremism

This, pardon my bluntness, imbecile, Pastor Terry Jones, is nothing more than a religious extremist and an opportunist.  That the media gave him any national attention speaks to their lack of professionalism and their contribution to validating his absurd attention-seeking, sensationalist behavior.  Extreme voices that lack credibility should be marginalized not sensationalized. The for-profit based media in the country is… Continue reading

Bag the Tea Party

Image via Wikipedia I’ve had all of the Tea Party insanity I can stomach. They now want a Constitutional Renaissance. What kind of horse @#$% is that?! They want to revisit the 1st amendment, the 14th amendment, and states rights. Freedom of religion only will apply to the religions they want it to apply to.  The 14th amendment should only… Continue reading