Archive for May, 2009

Faith and the Question “What if you’re wrong?”

Saw this posted to Facebook, by Patrick Yaeger who maintains the GCRM Media Center on Facebook, an unbelievably wonderful resource. Dawkins is asked at a lecture, what if he is wrong, and the video is of his reply. This is where I think most contemporary Christians, and all far right religious zealots and bigots have it all wrong. They are so sure that they are right. Faith isn’t about “knowing you are right.” Faith is[Read More…]

May 31, 2009 Comments are Disabled Biblical Commentary, general

Changing Homosexuality or Suppressing the Self?

Years After Resigning in Disgrace, Archbishop Speaks Out – NYTimes.com This piece from the New York Times contains a few very large issues to ponder. I can’t necessarily speak to all of them in this blog entry but will raise them at least. Over the next week, I hope to write a blog entry for each question. But weigh in- let me know what you think- leave a comment. 1) The organized Church’s role in[Read More…]

May 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Links, Religion Has Failed

My Work is Done.

Church of the Resurrection : Show : When in Conflict with Science or Married to Politics Well it isn’t so much that I have done anything, but it is already being done by others, far better than I could ever done it. A commenter on my other blog, thomascwaters.com send me this link to a Methodist church’s on-line sermon. Good stuff here. Now, maybe the whole work isn’t done, burt there is still good stuff here.[Read More…]

May 12, 2009 Comments are Disabled general

Blogging the Bible — a Nadder!

When I imagined starting “Queer Look at the Bible: I didn’t think it was, my any means, a unique idea, yet, I didn’t really see it happening all that much. Now, you can’t turn around without knocking into someone reading and discussing the Bible! 🙂 I haven’t ready any of this yet, but the premise is interesting to me, a Jewish Atheist blogging the Bible. Just finished AJ Jacob’s “The Year of Living Biblically” which[Read More…]

May 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled Biblical Commentary, Links

Remembering Galileo Galilei

I’ve been thinking so much about the Biblical scripture being used against GLBTQ people as proof that Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered people are less than acceptable in today’s world, and clearly unacceptable to God. The Bible thumpers argue that God says these things about gay and lesbian people. I think we really don’t know what God would say about 21st century gay and lesbian people, as the social structure that exists today, that allowed[Read More…]

May 8, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Religion Has Failed

Toledo Bishop Bans Dissident ‘New Ways Ministry’ to Gays – Catholic Online

The link below is to www.catholic.org, so expect the tone of the article to be anti-gay, but it is a good read nonetheless. The article describes how the Bishop Blair forced a pro-gay catholic group, New Way Ministries from using a local convent for a workshop. The group has been cited for failing to provide the full catholic teachig on homosexuality which includes “the intrinsic evil of homosexual acts and the objective disorder of the homosexual[Read More…]

May 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary
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