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Gay christians.

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Gerald Payne May 13. 2 Replies

Boycotting Indiana

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Apr 12. 12 Replies

Per Right Wing Watch, The Nuts Are Really Coming after the Fruits

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Apr 10. 2 Replies

Discrimination by nontheists?

Started by Jacob Dreiling. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Mar 27. 15 Replies

The Lack Of LGBT Atheists

Started by Neon Genesis. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 27. 16 Replies

Priviliged Bickering

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Susan Stanko Mar 17. 3 Replies

Coming out in your teens.

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Feb 11. 2 Replies

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Comment by Grinning Cat 2 hours ago

Hear, hear! And we can often influence our natures for the better, as with people and groups moving towards a more Partnership-Culture society.

Comment by Joan Denoo 5 hours ago

I think if a whole lot of people told their stories of leaving religion for other principles, whether rabid radicals or quiet folks, more people would hear our stories. Some would resist hearing us, or call us names, or empower the radical conservatives to put their vitriolic nature into high gear. It doesn't matter. Being vocal is what it will take for those who are non-believers to find each other and celebrate our point of view.  Those who are afraid to listen to us may get a seed of an idea of what it means to be free of dogma and domination. 

Living in the forest, as I do now, and observing the soils being disturbed as we take down trees to prevent fire to our buildings, I see young shoots coming up where once had been a forest. There are roses, Oregon Grape, Lupin, all kinds of wild grasses and young coniferous sprouts springing forth. They don't have to pray or hear the word of some higher power. They just live, vigorously, and with a promise to bring forth their flower or shrub or tree as is their nature.

We don't have to pay or hear the word of some higher power. We have all that we need to become who we are. No one to instruct us or coerce us into obedience. We can observe the forest regrowing into its nature just as each one of us can be a participant observer as we each develop into whatever is our nature.

Comment by Grinning Cat 6 hours ago

A graphic by Rebecca Gardner: (click to enlarge)


Comment by The Flying Atheist 6 hours ago
Yes, Loren, let's hope that wish comes true. With the latest Pew survey results about religion that I know we are all familiar with by now, it certainly is the trend. It's also nice to see people who are moving to the US from South and Latin America where the RCC still has a major stronghold, are much less religious. They are part of a large population trend that will benefit our own hyper-religious population.
Comment by Loren Miller 9 hours ago

Responding to the Vatican's pouting:

So ... the church is upset because gay and Lesbian couples may avail themselves of 21st century technology and medical services in pursuit of their own families.  Meanwhile, the RCC wants to continue living in the 15th century and appears to be confused and distraught at so many not wanting to join them.

More and more, the catholic church seems to be working harder to make themselves totally irrelevant to the people they think they're serving.  They may just get their wish.

Comment by Pat 9 hours ago

Bertold, on Saturday, I was following the Irish vote on the Irish Independent newspaper's website. What was fascinating was to follow the comments section on the live coverage of the election results. These are the same 'boogeyman' arguments the clergy was posting in response to the landslide against the RCC.

The clergy, and those supporting the RCC, were told in no uncertain terms that the scaremongering that was the hallmark of the "No Vote" campaign didn't work, and wouldn't work. Members of the Dáil Éireann (Ireland's legislature), have made it clear that no church will be forced to perform same sex marriage. Another strawman argument destroyed.

Although, I think my favorite comment (among many) was the quote attributed to an elderly man who was coming out of a voting booth in the rural part of the country. When asked how he voted on the referendum, his response was, "I voted for the gays. Sure, and aren't they better than that other lot."

Comment by Bertold Brautigan 10 hours ago

The Vatican responds

(Vatican Radio) Ireland has become the first country in the world to vote to create a constitutional right to so-called same-sex “marriage.”

. . . Concerns have been expressed that the measure may affect religious freedom: the prime minister, Enda Kenny, has already said that Catholic schools will be required to teach same-sex marriage as part of the curriculum.

Campaigners also worry about the effects the 'yes' vote will have on children since it now confers an automatic right to procreate on same-sex couples leading to fears of an upsurge in demand for fertility treatment and surrogacy.

[Really? More fertility treatment and surrogacy?? This is the dire threat posed by gay marriage?? Yikes!!!]

Comment by Bertold Brautigan yesterday

@ Daniel - yes, I wonder how forgiving Huckabee would have been if one of Obama's daughters had touched someone inappropriately.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan yesterday

I just remembered that old song--

When Irish eyes are smiling

All the world is bright and gay

As a side benefit, it's a perfect jumbo-sized suppository for the RCC!

Comment by sk8eycat on Saturday

You'll notice that Judy Garland is the only female in this scene....


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