Richard Rohr was the first person I heard say that, “Literal truth is the lowest form of meaning.” It is an incredibly profound lesson and is something that I encourage everyone to incorporate into their own lives….There is a lot more meaning than just what is on the surface. This is why I believe God is a cartoon.
Yes, it’s a gamble. It might mean that they’re damned to hell for all eternity. But, it’s a life of unencumbered generosity, of limitless human compassion, and a sense that there is something bigger than all of us – all of us – holding it together. Whatever that is, it’s good and it’s worth trying to connect with.
The way that I view God has changed. Dramatically. It used to be that when I would think about God, I would picture an old man in the sky. This worked out well. I grew up in a small town where I knew some old men. They were mostly friendly, worked hard, and gave me … Continue reading God Does Not Have a Penis
“We’ve got to pray just to make it today.” MC Hammer Every major religious tradition includes vast tracts of wisdom on the notion of prayer. Prayer is a mechanism that enables mortals to talk with the gods that created the universe. There isn’t a lot of magic to it; some traditions have more rituals around … Continue reading Prayer Doesn’t Change Anything
It’s 9:44pm on Saturday, May 21, 2011. I’m still here. Planes are not falling out of the sky. There was no trumpet blast. Jesus isn’t riding on a white stallion or waiting in the air to resurrect the dead according to the timezone their buried in. Judgement day was, yet again, a dud. Matters of … Continue reading camping out
Jesus as a philosopher is wonderful: there is no greater role-model in my mind than Jesus Christ. It’s just a shame that most of the people who follow Him and call themselves Christians act nothing like him.Bill Maher :: O’Reilly Factor It’s no secret that people think Christians are complete and total wackos. I think … Continue reading first
Surrounded by a universe filled with wonder, it’s incredibly short-sighted to opt for knowledge.
If you’ve read some of the posts here, you’d probably call me a heretic. This may be partially because I’m not always clear in my presentations – sometimes passion gets the better of me and I hurry to get ideas posted. Here’s my deal: I believe that God is more about love than he is … Continue reading heretical
A couple of weeks ago, as is my ritual most Sunday mornings, I rolled out of bed and wandered off to
How can we who say that we’re children of God be so off base? How could we have so clearly missed the point?