adelheid: (sanctuary)
[personal profile] adelheid
Not everyone in Australia agrees with the G-dawful laws that just got pushed through.

Why the Houston Report on asylum seekers is Un-Christian
julesjones: I believe in safe, sane, and consensual Christianity. by Zeborah@DW - gankable (religion)
[personal profile] julesjones
...for both Western and Eastern churches, which isn't always the case. :-) A happy chocolate coma to you all. Should you feel like a little light reading, I have some suggestions.

The first one is something from Christmas, which I forgot to link to at the time -- Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell talks about his experiences with the numinous.

Going back a few posts in Cornell's blog, The Vicar FAQ might also be of some interest -- he interviewed his wife on the process she's going through of becoming an Anglican priest. It is full of the sort of neepery that appeals to fannish types.

Ask an atheist, a recent thread on the blog Making Light. It starts as a fairly light-hearted reaction (by the atheist amongst the four ML bloggers) to National Ask An Atheist Day, but turns into a thoughtful discussion between atheists, agnostic and believers of several different religions (not all of them Abrahamic).

And this is what ate my Good Friday, courtesy of a link in the Making Light thread -- the webcomic "Digger". There is not a single mention of the Abrahamic religions in it. However, there's a lot of thoughtful exploration of ethics and morality, and the author's background in anthropology shows, in a good rather than bad way. I got dropped into it via link very early in the archive, where the heroine (a wombat mining engineer by the name of Digger) has just dug her way to the surface after an encounter with some toxic gas, and finds herself in a temple with a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh. A statue that is an avatar of the god, and is still talking to her even after she's had a few lungfuls of clean air and is therefore not hallucinating. I found it interesting enough to backtrack to the beginning, and got sucked in.
julesjones: I believe in safe, sane, and consensual Christianity. by Zeborah@DW - gankable (credo)
[personal profile] julesjones
...for both Western and Eastern churches, which isn't always the case. :-) A happy chocolate coma to you all. Should you feel like a little light reading, I have some suggestions.

The first one is something from Christmas, which I forgot to link to at the time -- Doctor Who writer Paul Cornell talks about his experiences with the numinous.

Going back a few posts in Cornell's blog, The Vicar FAQ might also be of some interest -- he interviewed his wife on the process she's going through of becoming an Anglican priest. It is full of the sort of neepery that appeals to fannish types.

Ask an atheist, a recent thread on the blog Making Light. It starts as a fairly light-hearted reaction (by the atheist amongst the four ML bloggers) to National Ask An Atheist Day, but turns into a thoughtful discussion between atheists, agnostic and believers of several different religions (not all of them Abrahamic).

And this is what ate my Good Friday, courtesy of a link in the Making Light thread -- the webcomic "Digger". There is not a single mention of the Abrahamic religions in it. However, there's a lot of thoughtful exploration of ethics and morality, and the author's background in anthropology shows, in a good rather than bad way. I got dropped into it via link very early in the archive, where the heroine (a wombat mining engineer by the name of Digger) has just dug her way to the surface after an encounter with some toxic gas, and finds herself in a temple with a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh. A statue that is an avatar of the god, and is still talking to her even after she's had a few lungfuls of clean air and is therefore not hallucinating. I found it interesting enough to backtrack to the beginning, and got sucked in.
adelheid: (lucy)
[personal profile] adelheid
You've probably seen this around, but just in case you haven't:

Egypt's Muslims attend Coptic Christmas mass, serving as "human shields".

"In January of last year, on the eve of Coptic Christmas, a drive-by shooting in the southern town of Nag Hammadi killed eight Copts as they were leaving Church following mass. In 2004 and 2005, bombings in the Red Sea resorts of Taba and Sharm El-Sheikh claimed over 100 lives, and in the late 90’s, Islamic militants executed a series of bombings and massacres that left dozens dead."
zeborah: Map of New Zealand with a zebra salient (Default)
[personal profile] zeborah
Cleaning out my inbox today and discovered I'd emailed myself:

Does the Bible Really Call Homosexuality an “Abomination”? which argues thoroughly that "a close reading of the term toevah [mistranslated as 'abomination'] suggests an entirely different meaning: something permitted to one group, and forbidden to another." (Which matches part of the arguments in "Dirt, Greed and Sex" which I reviewed a few months back.)

And now I'm clicking all sorts of links in the general Sex and Gender category there. (And just remembered the link I posted last time is from there too.)
zeborah: I believe in safe, sane, and consensual Christianity. (credo)
[personal profile] zeborah
Cleaning out my inbox today and discovered I'd emailed myself:

Does the Bible Really Call Homosexuality an “Abomination”? which argues thoroughly that "a close reading of the term toevah [mistranslated as 'abomination'] suggests an entirely different meaning: something permitted to one group, and forbidden to another." (Which matches part of the arguments in "Dirt, Greed and Sex" which I reviewed a few months back.)

And now I'm clicking all sorts of links in the general Sex and Gender category there. (And just remembered the link I posted last time is from there too.)

Profile

bearing_witness: I believe in safe, sane, and consensual Christianity. by Zeborah@DW - gankable (Default)
Bearing Witness

May 2017

S M T W T F S
 123456
789101112 13
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   

Syndicate

RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags