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September 5, 2010
~so thoughtful of me~

Before you read: just so you know, this is an extremely long rambling post meant mostly for me to figure things out for myself. If this is all tl;dr: I WILL PROBABLY WRITE MORE PERSONAL THINGS HERE IN ADDITION TO COMPLAINING ABOUT CHRISTIANITY. For those of you who know me in real life and have an interest in the inner workings of my brain (I’m looking at you, Knowlsey) read on. Obviously, it isn’t a huge secret that I have…

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Religion Social Justice

Royally Pissed

August 26, 2010

 Well, finally! A place where little girls’ dreams and ambitions go to die. Okay, that’s probably a bit harsh. I can understand that this ministry is seeking to help children by telling them early on that they should be focused on God, and that their identity is in God. But in my own personal opinion, not only does this perpetuate and indoctrinate young girls into the idea that their whole life is dependent on God, but it also uses feminine…

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Worst. Christian. EVER.

August 18, 2010
People Praying

I’ve recently (as in, within the last 24 hours) discovered Stuff Christians Like, a website that aims to both poke fun at Christian clichés and aks- do the clichés get in the way of worship? Being me, I decided to quickly read through as many of the archived 500 posts as seemed appropriate to my life. Oddly enough, it was significantly easier for me to find out that I am a huge cliché of a white person according to Stuff…

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Rock me, sexy Bible

August 17, 2010

It’s no secret that I use StumbleUpon to find the majority of my blog content. And StumbleUpon usually does me a great service by providing me with many thought-provoking websites and articles. And then I get this. I love whoever submitted this verse, and this verse alone, to StumbleUpon: 20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses. Ezekiel 23:20 Sexy! (p.s. I Google image searched “bestiality”…

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Science

God and Pseudo-Science

August 1, 2010

Today I discovered GodandScience.org, a very extensive website that claims to hold the correct interpretations of the Bible that will leave any atheist quaking in their cruelty-free boots. Interestingly enough, this is the first website that I’ve encountered that spoke to my specific original question, the question of why it appears that God created the sun after he created plants. As in explained in their page “Does Genesis One Conflict with Science? Day-Age Interpretation,” GaS.org believes that the sun, the moon and…

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Maybetheist Anthems: Laura Marling’s Discography

July 26, 2010
Laura Marling

Laura Marling has been many things in the few years that she’s been in the indie spotlight. She has been the short-haired, white haired waif who was too young to drink at the venues she was gigging at, she has been the long-haired back-up for Noah and the Whale (notably in “5 Year’s Time”), and recently she has been the dark-haired adult touring India and the rest of the world. But she has always, always been an old soul, writing…

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On allowing myself

July 25, 2010

The problem I have with many religions is being told directly what faith should be, which ends up as someone else’s version of faith. This, in turn, means people are left to break tenets of their religious background or belief system, in order to be themselves. This creates an internal battle between their nature and an imposed outside vision. – Casey Komcher, A Personal Tao Isn’t the point of Christianity that God made us imperfect and we need Him to…

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The Way (But perhaps without “the truth” and “the light”)

July 19, 2010
Tao

I have been sitting here, trying to remember anything that I was taught about Taoism. All I can remember off the top of my head is that the first letter has been expressed as either an English “t” or a “d” in our translations. I remember that it is old, older than Christianity. I remember that it is a set of philosophies and not a religion. So, not enough to make me stop and think about it seriously. There is…

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Children of God

July 3, 2010

I really do enjoy the idea of God. I enjoy the idea that, at the end of the day, there is Somebody out there watching over all of us, keeping us from harm in one way or another. That, when we really ask for it and need it, Somebody out there will give us a helping and loving hand. One of my favorite moments in Disney history is this one, from The Hunchback of Notre Dame. In this song, a…

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Science

Daily Grind – 07/01/10

July 1, 2010

I thought that I should sporadically start sharing daily links to amazing news articles about science and religion, or whatever I see fit. Good to wake up and drink your coffee to (thus the name). This Is Your Brain On Meditation: Mingyur Rinpoche Describes The Science Of Happiness Mingyur underwent brain imaging scans to test the effects of meditation. The studies found that the brain changed significantly during meditation. “The result”, said Rinpoche, was that my gamma synchronicity was very high.…

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