Refrocked

refrocked

Methodist Pastor, Rev. Frank Schaefer, was given his ordination credentials back today after being stripped of them 6 months ago for performing a wedding for his gay son.  After serving a 30 day suspension for performing the ceremony and then refusing to denounce the practice of marrying same-sex couples he was bounced from the denomination and stripped of his ministry rights in the church.  That was remedied and made right today.

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Reverend Mike Martinez

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What do Conan O’Brien, Sharon Stone, Sir Ian McKellen, Goldie Hawn, Bryan Cranston, Johnny Carson, Tony Danza, Jimmie Joe Reeves, and I all have in common?  This isn’t a trick question!  We are all ordained ministers with the Universal Life Church.  Talk about good company.  :-)

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God Hates Fangs

true blood season 1

I recently started binge watching True Blood.  I know, I know, I might take a hit on the point balance on my gay card for getting such a late start.  There is only so much time in the day and after working, trying to run QL, and having a little bit of life, I have been remiss in not enjoying this show.  While it’s certainly not the greatest show I’ve ever seen I have enjoyed and I wanted to post a blog about my biggest takeaway from the first season.

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“Oh, ye of little faith”

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These signs are posted at the church across the street from my home.  I can’t help but think the smaller one is indicative of a certain lack of faith, but I’m an atheist, and the whole “faith” thing is not one of my strong points.  Apparently the heavenly host doesn’t include a security service.

Book Review – “I AM CHRIST” by Michael Sherlock

Book Review – “I AM CHRIST” by Michael Sherlock
 
“Sherlock’s book, I Am Christ, is a thorough going attack on Christianity as a belief system.  The really maddening thing is that he does it so well….the main thrust of the book is a well researched attack on the foundations of the  Christian belief system.  I want you to read that attack.  It is so well done.  Don’t let the title confuse you, turn you off or scare you.”
 

TIRED OF THE LIES

the Bible is not the “word of god” – it’s a collection of myths & legends borrowed from older, earlier cultures
– most of the stuff in the bible either never happened, or didn’t happen the way it’s recorded

the bible ‘canon’  was created by a committee who chose whatever supported their particular agenda

the gospels are not “eye-witness” accounts – they were written much later to be u
sed as propaganda