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Religion

Just so you know: your Christianity is far less “peaceful” than you think.

August 11, 2011

I consider myself to be a realistic person, overall. While I may speak in hyperbole in my everyday life (“This is the best thing of all time! Do you hear me?! Of all time!” “Okay, I already looked for that, like, twelve billion times.”) I try to think and speak “professionally” as accurately as possible. I am well aware that outliers do not define a trend. I obviously don’t think that all Christians are violent, immoral, etc. However: I do…

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Politics

The Importance of Numbers (Or, How in a Roundabout Way, I’m Pro-Life)

July 8, 2011

My politics are obviously not informed by faith (kind of difficult for that to be true when I don’t subscribe to any faith). But they are also not informed by my lack of faith; it would make no sense for my atheism to inform my politics beyond perhaps being one less thing to tell me how to think/feel/vote. Though I am a proud feminist, I am not informed by my feminism. People might point out- “aren’t you pro-choice? Isn’t this…

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Religion

Why friends are good, and also difficult

November 12, 2010
In the thick of the street festival, some demo...

I’ve had a lot of mixed reactions from friends since starting this blog and ~spiritual journey~. Some Christian friends have been extremely supportive of me, and even said that by questioning God I’m showing more reverence for him than the people who blindly believe. And then again. Not that many of my friends have been abrasive to me. Only my parents have shown their discontent at my new life change, at least up until a few days ago. Now, I…

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Religion

Thank You, Grilled Cheesus!

October 7, 2010

Now that I live with my sister and my brother-in-law, there are certain things that are expected of me. One such thing is that I wait until my sister gets home on Tuesday nights to watch Glee with the family. This is a rule that I clearly broke when I found out that the episode was going to be about religion. In the first minute and a half, one of the characters (Finn, for those of you who watch the…

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Religion

Real Time

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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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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Religion

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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Religion

Jesus is for noblewomen, too

June 22, 2010

Vatican: Oldest known images of apostles Andrew and John found – Religion – CNN.com Blogs. There are three main things that I love about this article. “Their inclusion in the tomb shows the aristocrats were among the last Romans to convert to Christianity, archaeologist Fabrizio Bisconti said.” I wonder if this has something to do with Jesus and his words against wealth? “The Vatican spent about 60,000 euros (about $74,000) on the archaeological work, it said.” I’m all for archaeology…

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Religion

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Call My Name, Alejandro

June 9, 2010
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“Well I struggle, I struggle with my feelings about the church in particular, but I guess it’s, quite honestly, completely separate, isn’t it? Religion and church are two completely separate things. But in terms of religion, I am very religious, I was brought up Catholic, I believe in Jesus, I believe in God, I am very spiritual, I pray very much, but at the same time there is no one religion that doesn’t hate or speak against or be prejudiced…

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