Tag Archives: christianity

reviewing holy terror

Mel White has written a compelling book — one that should give us all nightmares.  He writes to expose the long-term goals of the fundamentalist christian religious right, seeing part of the same evil story that Jeff Sharlet tells in … Continue reading

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peddling, er winning, salvation

Please work out your own salvation without needing MY fear and trembling! It just occurred to me that one of things I find troubling about the christian religion — or at least some streams of it — is that so … Continue reading

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lovely blogs ~ part 2.2

After a brief delay — for a nourishing visit with family and some amazing time on the water —  I’m back with the rest of my lovely blog assignment!  (See here for the introduction of the One Lovely Blog award, … Continue reading

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meta ego

Everyone has an ego. People do.  I do, you do. Perhaps organizations do too.  Corporations, and unions. Maybe even religious denominations! I’m no psychologist, but I know about the practice of recognizing and letting go of one’s ego-impulse that insists … Continue reading

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wild goose

I’ll be camping in a few weeks, at glorious Shakori Hills in North Carolina.  To my surprise, we haven’t camped since last year’s inaugural Wild Goose Festival.  How did a whole year go by with camping plans remaining only in … Continue reading

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. out.

Yesterday, for some reason (bored?), I found myself looking at my former church’s website, and I learned a few things that made me go “ouch.”  I learned that a friend of mine has joined their staff.  I also learned that … Continue reading

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i choose love

Some things that have been percolating on the back burner of my mind and heart have bubbled over recently. Questions. Ponderings… How do I separate my understanding of/belief in Jesus from my understanding of/experience with Christians and Christianity? So much … Continue reading

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once burned… finis

Coming back to my story about rejection from Christian friends (see here for part 1 and here for part 2), I will share that I did decide to reply to my friend. I have no illusions that I will be … Continue reading

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once burned… part 2

Yesterday I shared about an exchange I had with an old friend who found me on facebook. You can see my letter to her here. I promised to share her reply today, and here it is. She interspersed parts of … Continue reading

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once burned, twice shy… and hopefully never bitter

I sure didn’t expect to come to the topic of rejection from Christian friends so soon on my new blog. But the topic came to me. An old friend found me on facebook last week. I was delighted to hear … Continue reading

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