Tag: religion

  • 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 […]

  • Adonis Is Risen

    So, it’s Easter week, or Holy Week as it’s called in many Christian denominations. Some variation of “Christ is risen!” “He is risen indeed!” is a common greeting throughout the Christian world around this time of year. But did you know celebrating the death and resurrection of a young deity killed in his prime is […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]