Tag Archives: religion
Hatred is blind. Love sees, and loves anyway. Continue reading
I have a B.A. in Religion. That was one result of looking for “the answer.” I eventually found my answer. And sometimes, as now, I have to talk with people very dear to me, whose answer is different.
Anthony Rollins: the ex-APD officer now on trial accused of sexually assaulting multiple women while on-duty. A friend asked me why I had such strong interest in Rollins’ trial. Here’s my answer.
Accused serial rapist Anthony Rollins is an Anchorage police officer whose alleged crimes were perpetrated against at least 6 women while he was on duty. Members of his church, Lighthouse Christian Fellowship, are packing the court in droves. Are they helping him face the consequences of any crimes he committed? Or are they merely showing up in Christianist solidarity?
You wouldn’t think Jerry Prevo would inspire poetry, wouldja? But this is the 2nd I’ve written b/c of him. Yikes.
I first used this term in the post “The new Carrie Prejean?” I’m using often enough that it seems helpful to break the definition I used there out into a separate post. Christianist is a term I first heard from … Continue reading
Friday before last, on my way down for coffee, I spotted a book on the new books shelf of the UAA/APU Consortium Library whose title caught my interest: The Religious Case Against Belief. Its author, James P. Carse, is a … Continue reading
“I take as my text the Book of Job — / for are we not like him, innocent, / suffering, crying out for justice? / are we not like him, each of us / surrounded by these righteous, / these pious friends who so love us, / who console us with false accusations, who comfort us with lies?”
From the continuing conversation in an online group about life philosphies/religion/spiritual paths — one person there says stuff about religion, especially the organized varieties thereof, that could almost have come from my mouth, with one interesting difference: she is an … Continue reading