I feel strongly about the separation of Church and State. I enjoy having the freedom to practice whatever I'd like, and the freedom from being forced to practice any particular religion. It makes me uncomfortable when "conservatives" with "Christian" values start lobbying Congress for laws that line up with their (Old Testament) views on morality … Continue reading Christian Science, Health Care & the Government
I began this post a while back and then the Sandy Hook shooting happened so I held off for a while, then an acquaintance of my husband committed suicide, so I put it off even longer. While many people "pass on too soon" in this post I am not talking about shootings, accidents (which are "unknown to … Continue reading passing on too soon, preventable deaths in Christian Science
I wrote this post a little while ago, but held off sharing it until now. Since writing it, a woman in Ireland has died because she was denied an abortion. Why? Ireland is "a Catholic country." A commenter at Feministing summed it up nicely: Pregnancy is not religious phenomenon. It is not a moral idea. … Continue reading moralizing pregnancy, abortion & premature babies
I'm not sure if God exists, and if God did/does, if God would get involved in petty politics, but this made me very happy. If there is a God, who exists and who gets involved in petty politics clearly that God loves women. That, or as Rep. Akin predicted: I'd say they got shut down. … Continue reading my God <3s women
I got an e-mail the other morning from a well meaning relative, apparently the Rev. Billy Graham* is running a full-page ad in the NYTimes, the text of it reads: The legacy we leave behind for our children, grandchildren, and this great nation is crucial. As I approach my 94th birthday, I realize this election … Continue reading Rev. Graham & Biblical Morals
I don't plan to write about politics often, religion is messy and divisive enough, but incase you've been living in a cave or under a rock for the last two years, Nov. 6 is election day in the United States. We are voting for someone for the office President, a few senators and representatives's seats are also … Continue reading I voted today, you should too!