Reverend Wright

I think too much is being made about Barack Obama’s pastor, Rev. Wright’s controversial comments. Firstly, they were made by Rev. Wright, not Obama, and they are not all that inflammatory, as far as I can tell. When you have religious leaders regularly spreading hatred against homosexuals by falsely representing the Gospel, why then is someone demanding that America answer to its racist policies considered Read More

Satan’s Work

It is revolting that the gay marriages are being annulled in San Francisco. I don’t understand why these bigoted, arrogant, nosy, busybody ‘conservatives’ have to trample all over civil rights in order to make everyone understand that they think that homosexuality is wrong.

You know what? I think that intolerance is wrong. I think that having no compassion is wrong. Read More

There is a God

The Scott Peterson trial began last week. With the murder of Laci Peterson being absolutely one of the most unavoidable crimes in recent memory, it is hardly certain whether or not he will receive fair treatment in the courtroom. As highly publicized as it is, I know very little about the crime itself, just that Scott’s physical appearance seems to have changed drastically in the Read More

Semana Santa

Semante Santa is Holy Week in Mexico. That was where I was attempting to spend my vacation. I have a hard time relaxing. It was nice to escape to a completely different world, not so far in miles, but impossibly distant in the way we live.

For the important days, my husband and I rattled an ancient rental car up the mountainside to Taxco, a Read More

Passion

I just saw “The Passion of the Christ,” and it was a lovely film. I know how it ends, so it wasn’t really suspenseful, but the way that it completely bowls you over is pretty scary. Being raised as a born again Christian and Buddhist, the story of the crucifixion was always somewhat glossed over. We knew all the details, but Mel Gibson’s film brings Read More

More Letters III

Note: The author of Letter #1 in the entry from 11/20/2003 responded and the discussion continues.

> Margaret, (Got it right this time)

Thank you. I was just pulling your leg!

> I’m glad to see we have some common
> ground in all this. You asked why, if
> Biblical mandates are so important,
> people don’t follow them. That’s a
> loaded question!

I know. It makes me want to load Read More

So Fucking Typical

That is just so fucking typical. Reverend Stephen White, infamous for preaching against homosexuality and sexual promiscuity at Yale and other universities is facing charges of attempting to solicit sex from a teenage boy. White had been well known for his impromptu speeches denouncing minorities, gays, other religious groups that didn’t follow his particular brand of Christianity – and pretty much despised by the liberal Read More

Abstinence

The Roman Catholic Church is talking about how condoms don’t block AIDS. I don’t know what to say about that. And taking the vow of celibacy doesn’t prevent pedophilia. What is wrong with them? If they oppose all forms of birth control, then when do we get to actually fuck? Or how do we get to fuck? Do they promote pulling out? Douching with a Read More

Letter to God

What if God was one of us?

What kind of God are you?

Dear God, I hope you get this letter. I hope things will get better around here. we don’t need a big reduction in the price of beer.

Please make the journey easier for people from Mexico to cross the border into Arizona, California, Texas – wherever they want to go, whenever they want to come. Read More