Tolerance

The difference between tolerance and respect

My UU minister brought up the topic of respect a few weeks ago, saying that it went further than tolerance. I’d like to examine this subject up close. First, a couple of definitions (from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New College Edition, 1976): tolerance: The capacity for or practice of allowing or… Continue reading The difference between tolerance and respect

Kemeticism

Praying in times of emergency

“God is not your step-and-fetch-it,” my husband would sometimes say when he was a believer. So why do I pray to Bast only when I have a sick cat? Since my conversion (the 17th anniversary of which I just celebrated), I have had kind of a distanced relationship with Bast. It was Aset, Hathor and… Continue reading Praying in times of emergency

Kemeticism

The real reason for the season

Originally posted on Kemetic vs. Atheist:
We’re between Hanukkah and Christmas, so you know what that means: It’s time for my annual holiday message. Reblogged from a 2016 post: I was doing rite to Hathor, the Lady of Love, today (i.e. December 16), and something came to me. Maybe it isn’t earth-shattering, but I wanted…

Kemeticism · Unitarian Universalism

The importance of being seen

Or, what I learned at church today. I went to UU services today. The service touched on a sampling of the variety of holidays we all celebrate this month: Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa. We had a Solstice story and hymn, a Hanukkah meditation and hymn, an Advent homily, and a Kwanzaa video. It was very… Continue reading The importance of being seen

Kemeticism

Shot glasses on the shrine!

Okay, that was very clickbaity. (I couldn’t resist.) But, well, check it out… This all started with the realization one day that since, very frequently, I do rite to multiple gods at once, maybe those gods would like their own separate drinking vessels. But the space on my shrine is limited. What to do? Shot… Continue reading Shot glasses on the shrine!

Criticism of Religion

Be well, Matt Dillahunty

At the beginning of tonight’s Atheist Experience, Matt Dillahunty announced that this would be his last show. “Well,” I thought, “if I’m going to call in, it’s now or never.” You see, in an earlier video, I had heard Matt say that he had never had a believer tell him, “Yes, I believe, but I… Continue reading Be well, Matt Dillahunty

Kemeticism

Reflections on the Unyear and Wep Ronpet 2022

It’s definitely been an Unyear. This Unyear has been a little weird, but I guess a lot of them have for me. On July 20, I found out that I had been exposed to COVID so I got tested. Well, the COVID part of the test wasn’t actually run so I had to get retested,… Continue reading Reflections on the Unyear and Wep Ronpet 2022

Kemeticism

The real reason for the season

We’re between Hanukkah and Christmas, so you know what that means: It’s time for my annual holiday message. Reblogged from a 2016 post: I was doing rite to Hathor, the Lady of Love, today (i.e. December 16), and something came to me. Maybe it isn’t earth-shattering, but I wanted to share it with you guys.… Continue reading The real reason for the season

Criticism of Religion

Remembering Phil Saviano

One of, if not the, hero of the clergy sexual abuse scandal passed away Sunday, November 28. Today we remember Phil Saviano. Phil Saviano was just 11 when a priest began abusing him. As an adult, he would go on to collect records about his own case and others, compiling evidence which he would eventually… Continue reading Remembering Phil Saviano

Criticism of Religion · Kemeticism

Matt Dillahunty: “God’s a pr!ck”

Okay, those weren’t his words as I recall them, but let me explain all this. So as I’ve said before on this blog, my husband is an atheist. We both have YouTube running almost constantly on our TV (because we don’t have cable so we don’t have the Weather Channel [wah]). In my husband’s case,… Continue reading Matt Dillahunty: “God’s a pr!ck”

Criticism of Religion

A Kemetic and an atheist mourned a Catholic…

Sounds like the setup to a bad joke, doesn’t it? “A Kemetic, an atheist and a Catholic walked into a bar…” (Even my saying that is a bad cliché. But I couldn’t resist, sorry.) My dad died on July 27. He was a devout Catholic. The funeral was on August 5. It’s been rough. Losing… Continue reading A Kemetic and an atheist mourned a Catholic…