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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

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

Cool Web Site

I found this cool web site and think you should check it out if you are of the belief that GLBTQ people belong on the inside of the children of God. I have added it to my blogroll as well as linking it here. http://straightnotnarrow.blogspot.com/

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

How Religion Fails us- Covenant Marriage

This post may seem politicaly based, but I decided to post it here due to the religious motivations behind the law being discussed in this linked blog. This is a story about something called Covenant Marriage, a type of legal marriage began as an attempt to stem divorce rates, begun in Lousiana, but now available in several states. My purpose in writing about it is to illustrate the ways in which conservatives apply a double[Read More…]

March 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

H – E – double hockey sticks

The link below is about a really wonderful story from This American Life. The Bible’s priorities, however, have been inverted by evangelicals, for whom Hell has become a central, essential doctrine. I’m not sure how that happened. St. Paul had precisely nothing to say on the subject of Hell. He had a lot to say about death, resurrection and the kingdom, but not one word about Hell. I can tell you why Paul has no[Read More…]

March 4, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links

Commentary on Dobson and Focus on the Family

While I usually post this type of stuff to my other blog, thomascwaters.com, I thought this was really appropriate here.  Focus on the Family bases its message on christian values and the Bible. How easy it is (or is it?) to lose track of one’s original message and go off on some side path, that seems connected but maybe doesn’t have the same value in the end? If Christians want to uphold the Family and[Read More…]

March 3, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

Do Family Values Lead to Family Violence?

Wanted to post think link here, as so much of the arguments raised or discussed are biblical.  A long article well worth the time to read it. Matthew Herbst : Do Family Values Lead to Family Violence?: A consideration of the idea of family – Quodlibet Journal.

February 28, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

GOD.LOVES.GAYS.COM

Came across this link today as gays.com began to follow me on Twitter. I certainly no fan of Westboro Baptist Church, but I’m wondering.. what will this accomplish? Fred Phelps and his loonies are a fringe element- very fringe even for most conservative evangelicals. So we have a very real and very big battle looming those who seek to oppress us with the Bible.  What do we need to accomplish more: this interaction with a[Read More…]

February 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled General Commentary, Links, Religion Has Failed

IN THE LIFE Airs “TIES THAT BIND” – Featuring Bishop Robinson, So-Called “Ex-Gay” Survivors and “Jihad for Love” : glaadBLOG.org

IN THE LIFE Airs “TIES THAT BIND” – Featuring Bishop Robinson, So-Called “Ex-Gay” Survivors and “Jihad for Love” : glaadBLOG.org.

February 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled general, Links

On the Wisdom of the Bible as Policy Tool

Well thought out post worth the read! A New Thing: On the Wisdom of the Bible as Policy Tool | ReligionDispatches.

February 5, 2009 Comments are Disabled Biblical Commentary, general, Links
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