Ratchere (which is hillbilly for “right here”).
The efficacy of this chart is something we can argue, because of course I scrolled down immediately to “Christianity,” and realized that a chart can in no way be comprehensive in its coverage of a faith group.
A few days ago, I stole an idea from someone I really like to have something different for Lent — at least, different from the way I think of Lent (when I ever think of Lent).
Instead of giving up something, I’ve made a commitment to do a good deed every day, much like the old groaner of a hymn above. And you know what? I’m happy. The weird thing is, I haven’t just been the giver. I’ve been the recipient of some really beautiful moments or kindnesses during this Lent.
Of course, the true beauty would be if I just did nice things and didn’t yammer on about them, but oh well.
If you’re having a Reverse Lent, how’s it going?
Fox News & Commentary talking head Todd Starnes has rewritten the Bible, and Jesus’ message.
Here’s a petition to remove Mr. Starnes from his post. And here’s a bit more about the faith of the American sniper on which the much-discussed movie is based, Chris Kyle. Fascinating stuff, yes? Would Jesus bless a sniper?
…do you? Pray? Meditate? Quiet your mind in some way?
And thanks, Bill, you George Clooney look-a-like, for the link.
Or: Why You Can’t Win An Argument On the Internet And Shouldn’t Even Try.
And thanks, Mike the Heathen, for the link. Here’s more on the Norse god, Loki. (And that image to the right? Is from a comic book.)
Words of wisdom from Bishop John Shelby Spong. And thanks, DickG., for the link.
“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.”
— Anaïs Nin