Archive for December, 2008

Is Marriage Equality the New AIDS?

Is Marriage Equality the New AIDS?

So, what is marriage equality? What is at the the core, and what are those things which are real, perceived, and constructed that surround this issue?

December 31, 2008 1 comment Activism, general, Same-Sex Marriage

John R. Lott Jr. and Bradley Smith Say Prop. 8 Supporters Face a Backlash – WSJ.com

John R. Lott Jr. and Bradley Smith Say Prop. 8 Supporters Face a Backlash – WSJ.com. There are 2 points of this opinion: 1) is to say that full public disclosure of financial gifts to political campaigns is like taking away a person’s right to vote secretly; and 2) the future is to intimidate people who donate to controversial campaigns. There are a few very fallacious points made. First, the issue that a person’s political[Read More…]

December 26, 2008 Comments are Disabled general, Same-Sex Marriage

Gay Marriage on NH Agenda

…argues that marriage is a civil contract validated by the state, not by churches as religious institutions.

December 26, 2008 2 comments Same-Sex Marriage
Weighing in on Rick Warren

Weighing in on Rick Warren

To add to all the discourse or… I have been vascillating for a week now about writing this post, and if the truth be told I’m still not sure I want to put my comments out there. But here goes. I cal always choose to not publish it once written. Controversy I doubt the controversy is news to anyone at this point, but in brief: an envangelical pastor of a California megachurch was invited to give the[Read More…]

December 24, 2008 Comments are Disabled general

Top 15 fortune cookie fortunes of 2008

These were collected over the year.  Most, I can remember when I received it, and all had special importance at that time.  For some the meaning was always obvious, others it became clearer and a few it is still coming to clarity. 🙂   No profit grows where there is no pleasure to be had. There is no point to being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes. It doesn’t matter.  Who is without[Read More…]

December 23, 2008 Comments are Disabled general

Nativity revisited

Perhaps one reason why some are so upset about gay marriage- or the ability to redefine marriage (as they see it) is that meaning can always be redefined, or recontextualized. http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/21/europe/netherlands.php

December 21, 2008 Comments are Disabled General Commentary

The Queerest Bible Story is getting even queerer.

I keep meaning to write about this, but haven’t, so rather than let it sit in my drafts, thought I’d put it out there. http://www.typepad.com/t/trackback/3073728/36779164

December 19, 2008 Comments are Disabled Biblical Commentary, General Commentary

Seeing the Full Moon… and Religion

To pit Science as against Religion is an attempt to circumvent this recognition of how much we don’t know. To name all of it as a part of God’s plan, or intellegent design is a way to shut down the exploration, and label ourselves as in control.

December 12, 2008 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Religion Has Failed
iPhone Application Review: iNap Arrival Alert

iPhone Application Review: iNap Arrival Alert

On the iTunes app store, there are reviews of the applications.  I often read these, and sometimes pick up a useful point or two, but too often, the reviews don’t tell me much except that someone liked an app or didn’t.  And for me, that isn’t all that useful.  Sure if 100 out of 120 people said good things, that suggests the app may be a good download, but what is past that?  What is[Read More…]

December 4, 2008 3 comments general
Thoughts about Black Friday.  Has Religion Failed Us?

Thoughts about Black Friday. Has Religion Failed Us?

isn’t one of the primary purposes of religion as we know it, to teach people a base level of moral behavior? Do unto others as you would have people do unto you… that kind of thing?

December 3, 2008 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Religion Has Failed
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