I’m being sued!
Damn those insurance companies! (And I will, too!) Calling hurricanes, tornadoes, and even floods ‘acts of god’! Why, those self-serving schmucks! It’s their job to provide a safety net against misfortune! So what am I gonna do? It’s a lose-lose situation. I don’t show up, people will think I don’t exist. They’ll stop believing in …
I am Mary, Chris Wind
from Thus Saith Eve, by Chris Wind I am Mary mother of God. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners, now—it’s immortalized. I am indelibly identified by my relationship to a male: all of me has been denied, except that one part. And yet even that part has not been accorded full status: …
Sex, like Religion / Religion, like Sex
What do Madonna, Prince, and Leonard Cohen have in common – with evangelists, ministers, and priests? They all feed on the proximity of religion and sex. But, but, you stutter, don’t religions mostly prohibit sex, considering pretty much anything to do with the body to be distasteful or unclean or just plain immoral? Well, yes. …
Our Christian Language
I hadn’t really thought about it until I saw ‘his word’ corrected to ‘His Word’ on a Writing Competency Test at a publicly-funded university. I can accept a capital on ‘God’ because the word is being used as a name, and names are generally capitalized. (Though I do find it rather presumptuous to so appropriate …
Why are women more religious, in belief and in practice, than men?
Why are women more religious, in belief and in practice, than men? 1. Religious belief is more of an emotional thing than a cognitive thing. (Consider the fact that merely thinking about religious beliefs is usually sufficient to reveal they’re unwarranted.) And women are raised to be more emotional than cognitive; men are raised to …
In Commemoration of the Holocaust
I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m not saying that, in any way, it was okay. But I’d like to point out that a devout Jew would’ve done, would do, the same thing to the Germans – if God told him to. ‘Oh but God would never command such a thing.’ Take a better look …
Intelligent Design vs Evolution
It’s ironic that the stupid people are backing intelligent design, and the intelligent people are backing dumbfuck non-design. That’s essentially what evolution is: whatever traits lead to increased reproduction, those are the ones that survive. And what traits lead to reproduction? Not intelligence, that’s for sure. Intelligent women don’t want to have ten kids. They’d …
From Romeo and Juliet to “Ass” and “Hole”
I filled in for a high school English teacher one day who had left the following instructions: “Have the students rewrite one of the two scenes from Romeo and Juliet – either the balcony scene or the fight scene – into contemporary English.” “Okay,” I said to the class, “this can be lots of fun, …