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Where "compassion requires action" came from...
[This is an import from an old blog. Originally posted 01.06.11.] (Note: I am not suggesting that any particular religion or spiritual path is inferior to any other. It is my conviction that everyone should at some point question what they believe.) Why should you question your religion? Not every point here may apply to … Continue reading Why You Should Question Your Religion
I was going to write about this topic even before the despicable events of Charlottesville, VA. Now it feels even more timely and relevant. I freak out about spiders and jellyfish, but my greatest fear has nothing to do with creepy-crawlies or stinging sea critters. I call it "Born-raised-lived-died." Born-raised-lived-died is the unfortunate tendency, easily … Continue reading Born-Raised-Lived-Died: My Greatest Fear
Should you marry someone of a different faith? That depends on the faith and on who you ask...
(A family member was hospitalized tonight, so this post is later than I'd planned.) January 20th, 2017, is unfurling. In mere hours, our 45th president will be sworn in. I love my country, and so (not "but," for it is because I love America that) I am afraid. I am disappointed, I am angry, and … Continue reading Raise Your Voice
"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." --Steinbeck, in East of Eden (nod your head if you know where this is going) I was attacked online today in a private message. Apparently, God hates me. God can get in line. (Well, maybe.) <--agnostic joke I'm used to theological debates, … Continue reading God Hates Me (the Internet Told Me So)