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
So I have wanted to post for a long time now, but my efforts in March required some extra thought. Anyway, here I am, finally. I posted way back in January that I was going to start doing Devo’s Making Ma’at 2k19 rites this year, in addition to the regular, so-called “Daily Rite” that I… Continue reading Year of Rites: So far (now that the year’s almost over)
So I went to church today. No, my faith didn’t change, but my interpretation of it did somewhat. Longtime readers of this blog – all three of you 🙂 – will remember that I left the Unitarian Universalist Church in Tallahassee because they seemed overfond of the word “blessed” for my taste. I wasn’t convinced… Continue reading Back with the UUs…probably?
On NPR’S Hidden Brain, an episode called “Creating God” offers a different explanation for why religion arose. Both believers and atheists will find this insightful.
Yesterday had started innocently enough. I had dreamt about an old high school teacher and wondered if he was still alive. Notable in my brain was a previous time I had dreamt about an old high school teacher, done an Internet search and discovered that she had passed a month prior. The one I had… Continue reading When someone you knew turns out to be a child sexual abuser
Originally posted on The Twisted Rope:
Earlier this summer I found myself mulling over Wep Ronpet and the yearly execrations that most of us perform for that holiday — specifically as it relates to ma’at. I’ve read in several places over the years that whenever you remove isfet from the world, you should seek to…
I couldn’t figure out how to reblog this a second time, so I copied and pasted into a new blog post. Happy holidays and spread the love. I was doing rite to Hathor, the Lady of Love, today (i.e. December 16, 2016), and something came to me. Maybe it isn’t earth-shattering, but I wanted to… Continue reading The real reason for the season