Tag: Christianity

  • Discourse in the Garden of Eden

    When I was a teenager, I heard a preacher whose name I’ve forgotten say that Eve fell prey to the Serpent because she tried to reason with him. The preacher’s point was that Eve shouldn’t have relied on foolish things like logical discourse, and should’ve shut the Serpent down the second he dared to debate […]

  • On Underage Marriage and Sexual Ethics

    Preface: Earlier this week I posted a rant to my private Facebook page about a retreat in Kansas for Christian parents to arrange marriages for their underage children. This retreat was being hosted by Let Them Marry, an organization that promotes teen marriages and describes “youths” (people under 20) as being ready for marriage when they’ve developed “all forms […]

  • Buy An Ebook, Help a Disabled Kid

    Quick version: The royalties for all Thalia’s Musings ebooks sold between 3/1/14 and 4/1/14 will be donated to World Vision’s Child and Family Health Fund. Want to know why? Keep reading. UPDATE: World Vision has reversed its new hiring policy because of pressure from their financial supporters. I’m still making this donation because (1) everything I said […]

  • You Are Better Than Fred Phelps (and that’s why he was so dangerous)

    I’ve been around some pretty extreme religious types in my life. You know those rhetorical arguments about modern Christians not really taking the Bible literally because they don’t see a cotton/poly blend as a sin? I’ve known Christians who believed wearing a cotton/poly blend is a sin. Yet, not once in my life have I […]

  • Not All Like That: A Follow-Up

    Last December, I wrote a response to gay rights activist Dan Savage’s challenge for LGBTQ-affirming Christians to stop telling him “We’re Not All Like That” and start telling other Christians. Since then, progressive Christian blogger and author John Shore has partnered with Savage to launch The NALT Christians project. I feel like Savage has addressed […]

  • Imagine There’s No Labels?

    Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people living life in peace – “Imagine,” John Lennon This part of Lennon’s classic song has always bothered me. Not that I’m offended by the concept of a world without religion or national […]

  • 2012 Blog of the Year Award

    Mary from Ocean Owl nominated this blog for Blog of the Year. 😀 As you can see by the icon below, I have accepted the nomination. Here are the rules of acceptance as per Mary’s nomination post: 1. Display the award logo on your blog. 2. Link back to the person who nominated you. 3. […]

  • Hey, Dan Savage – I’m Not Like That, And Neither Are Our Conservative Allies

    Update: On 9/4/13, I wrote this follow-up post in response to Savage and John Shore launching the NALT Christians Project. I do support the NALT Christians Project, which addressed a lot of my concerns regarding Savage’s original challenge at its launch.  I have such mixed feelings about Dan Savage. I love the It Gets Better […]