After dark

I like god as much as the next guy, but you have to admit, religion does attract a good amount of crazy. So when a candidate tells me he or she depends on god to help make policy decisions, you'll forgive me if I get a little nervous. Have all the morality you want, but would you please keep your god out of my public policy? I'd be ever so appreciative.


How many gods are there?

More than anyone could ever need. That's the truth.

A quote I will never forget

I had a religion professor in college (required course) that made a statement in one of his classes I took that I will never forget and that applies here. He said: "God does not micro-manage".

I truly believe that.

I confess

All the god stuff is getting to me lately. Sports teams praying to kick the shit out of their competitors. White supremacists praying to send the Negroes back to wherever. Anti-choice women haters praying for doctors to be struck dead.

Would any god worth his or her salt put up with this kind of crap? It's hard to imagine.

God does not micro-manage? Tell it to Congress.

Worth a look

It's one of the best series of letters and commentaries on religious silliness I've ever read. Mr. Clemens should be around today, since not a lot has changed. (And that in itself is terribly sad!) Wonder if we'll ever get to spirituality without theism.

God does micro manage...

just not what egotistical humans think she does.

Anybody who studies botany or biology can tell you how fine tuned everything is; it's a massive plan in its minuteness.

Progressives are the true conservatives.

I was thinking of the human eye

when I read the word "micromanage."

Take a look.

tiger's eye

tigers eye

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire in thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder, and what art?
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand, and what dread feet?

What the hammer? What the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And watered heaven with their tears,
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb, make thee?

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

William Blake
November 28th, 1757 - August 12, 1827

Progressives are the true conservatives.

Point was

I believe the point to that quote was that God gave humans a brain/mind for us to use to hopefully further the human endeavor. Past that, He lets us decide our own destiny.

I hear the frustration in your writings, James.


Guess He's keeping an eye on things then?



Good one, Mr. Fox.

Fredrick Douglass Said

Between the Christianity of this land and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference.

From Jordan: Troops in field have no issue repealing DADT

Check it out.

Even Admiral Mullen was surprised at what a non-issue this is for folks in the field (this time in Amman, Jordan).

Why are we waiting to study this?


Why are we waiting?

Hmmm. Maybe it has something to do with homophobic Christian bigotry?