Joy Cody's Blog (3)

My friend, the evangelical.

I have this friend who I love dearly.  And she's pretty Christian.  We have a lot in common otherwise - we're both moms through adoption to three year old train enthusiasts (hers is a boy, mine is a girl).  We're both liberal Democrats, pro-choice feminists, supportive of the LGBT community, mouthy and smart. 

 

But she's a serious Christian.  Not a fundie like my brother and his wife, but she belongs to an Evangelical church and she is serious about it.  We rarely talk about…

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Added by Joy Cody on May 23, 2011 at 1:30am — 4 Comments

Visiting my brother's church

My brother and I were raised by a single mother.  We were raised in Christian Science, with a minor in Judaism but we were also taught to question, think freely and to keep our minds open.  My mother, having been raised in what people commonly think of as a cult, was insistent on being kind and tolerant of other people's beliefs.  She accepts my atheism fully and is incredibly supportive of my husband and I.

 

My brother married a fundie.

 

My sister-in-law is a…

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Added by Joy Cody on May 16, 2011 at 2:00am — 8 Comments

Playing with god

I found a really cool play-place the other day through a friend.  She's a lapsed Catholic, but not interested in organized religion, and the first thing she told me was "This place is run by a church, but they won't proselytize."  I cringed, but we're so damned bored with the regular places and it was so cold, so I decided we'd bite the bullet.

 

I joked with a non-theist friend that if she heard about a mom with a child being struck by lightning, she should go ahead and…

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Added by Joy Cody on May 9, 2011 at 1:57am — 3 Comments

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