Just kidding. I mean who am I to work on the Pope. but some remarks he made yesterday were disappointing, and not just to the LGBTQ crowd. In a private meeting with bishops from Poland, Pope Francis said that schoolchildren are being taught they can choose their gender as part of what he called an “ideological …
See how much you know about world religions, but be warned: It’s 50 questions long. I got an 89 percent, and I’d like to argue No. 16 with someone but oh-well. Good luck.
Robyn Pennacchia at Wonkette has “The Twelve Ways (LIKE APOSTLES!!!!) We Are Persecuting Christians in the U.S. of A.” OK. I laughed. Do I need to turn in my Super Secret Christian Decoder Ring?
That is according to John Hagee and God, I hope so. Here’s more on Hagee.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-j-erickson/faith-and-the-politics-of_b_10098024.html? You can read more here.
I love this essay, from Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, about Lady Gaga and the Eucharist. Sr. Theresa asked when we became (I’m paraphrasing) all about the rules and nothing about the spirit. I wish I knew. I sometimes suffer from that, myself.
…as have the objects of his desire, the religious right. Trump is bending over to raise funds. Why would the religious right (My People!) bend over for this multi-married, serious bigot as their savior? Tough to say there too, though Samantha Bee has a few theories.
Evoking Big Angry God, the Rev. Anne Graham Lotz (Billy’s daughter) said in a recent interview that terrorist attacks and weird weather patterns are a result of God’s wrath because we are slackers and sinners and people get to pick their own bathrooms, and because of that, America is imploding. Lotz said in the interview …
Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life has a treasure trove of information right here. For example, check out the dwindling numbers (and, one would assume, influence of) Christians in the U.S.
Which Jesus do you follow? “When religion makes people worse,” by David Gushee at Religion News Service. Interesting. Thought-provoking. Do read it.