Let’s also remember that these practices were justified using the Christian Bible as a primary source of supporting the “morality” of these evil practices. Don’t tell me how superior your life is because your morality comes from the Bible. Justification for this evil also came from the same book. One your frigging eyes and grow up, we can do much better than this. Continue reading Biblical Morality Superiority?
In Good Faith is about the promises we make and the promises that are made to us. And “In Bad Faith” is the reality that it’s always more complicated than promised. How far off things are from the promises matters, and this needs to be addressed (thus this blog). For example, mom wants me to be in church this Easter Sunday. Being back in Las … Continue reading In Good Faith/In Bad Faith – Easter 2018
The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer Turns out that famous recording artists are people with all the flaws, failings and feelings of everyone else you’ve ever known. As much as that should be a “duh,” I was pretty disappointed after Melissa Etheridge’s jilted partner aired dirty laundry about how Etheridge saved her emotions for her songs. That disclosure, true or not, soured my appreciation … Continue reading The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer & The Community of Friends
What is it about the holiday season that insists on compressing so much good and bad into the same moment? I couldn’t make it to California so when my siblings got together at mom’s place Saturday I arranged to video-chat with them. I was a little disappointed to find that older sister, Kathie, wasn’t in attendance. I was told that Kats wasn’t feeling too good … Continue reading Kats – Too Soon Gone But Ever Here
In a world of over seven-billion I know that I’m one of the lucky ones. The opportunities that I took advantage of as a young man and the endless second-chances that I’ve had were the benefits of the hard work and suffering of those who came before me. I can’t imagine having my family or I punished by authorities because I changed my religious affiliation … Continue reading Blog Action Day: Human Rights & Hope
In the wake of the recent madness with all sides lobbing more hate and cries for justice this 16-year-old survivor of a Taliban attack challenged the world in her address to the UN: “One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first… We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back… Malala … Continue reading Video Tuesdays: Malala Day At UN: Teen Activist Shot By Taliban UN Speech