Tag: religion


Even Prince Charles is in disbelief

Coming from a monarch who could just as well have long ago checked out from world affairs, these statements should feel more disturbing than they are -- feeling as they do, a confirmation of the state of world affairs, whose shockwaves are reaching us still: "Echoes of the dark days in the 1930s... that nearly 70 years later we should still be seeing such evil persecution is to me, beyond all belief." -- Charles, Prince of Wales https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/dec/22/prince-charles-rising-intolerance-risks-repeat-of-horrors-of-the-past

Diversity unhinges our hidden assumptions of harmony

Diversity unhinges us because it unmasks our hidden assumption that if we all look the same, we will think the same and thereby avoid conflict. Deep down, we still secretly hope that we can avoid having to deal with our differences by magically generating conformity. Our unspoken wish is that, by being identical, we achieve the harmony and collective togetherness we so deeply crave -- the collective harmony we mistake for God.

Why we should forgive Kim Davis like Jesus would but like she can't apparently do as only a 4-yr disciple

Look: i'm not Christian but i was raised in the church and you know -- i can super get on board with, & always try to have compassion with my fellow humans. As #WWJD would have wanted. There's good stuff in there. But Kim Davis seems to miss the proverbial forest for the trees. It's like the freshly minted newborn foal that balks at the idea of Grace. She's ungainly and on spindly legs and trying to figure it out.I think at heart Kim Davis is actually trying to do the right thing, which is what is truly tragic in this bizarre situation that ultimately has more to do with the vicissitudes of Kentucky law than with any larger religious interest.Kim Davis has been a sinner in a very deep way -- more than most of us -- and she's quite hone...

climate.change

We’re kind of like Wile E. Coyote in this area, imagining that "if we can just out-think those pesky Liberals" we can relieve the world of the burden of dealing with the natural distributions we find in nature, and keep continually trying to stuff cats into bags for the remainder of the human existence. If we have the power to say it’s so and be believed, then is it so? Turns out that in some cases, yes — this is actually how the functional creation of reality works. That is how it still observably works in places like Russia and Syria and Iran and so on, where “what happens" is merely a function of what the government tells you is happening. Being told what’s happening is a comforting thing. It is literally the childhood we all grew up...