@bouse The faith that I grew up in is exactly what you are describing (we never ever used crosses as a graphic symbol and the empty tomb was at the very center of the theology and worship) and honestly - it doesn’t change much. This is exactly what I deconstructed away from. Even as I still work at the site in Jerusalem where evangelicals believe the resurrection happened; I literally see THE empty tomb every day...
@vishnu’s silly little “esoteric analogy time” jingle is stuck on loop in my brain as a very invasive earworm. Thanks a lot, Vishnu! 😜
@Laura_I Oh absolutely! I have totally experienced this as well. Though it was not so much accompanied with pain as much as bemusement in my case. That, however, probably says more about my privelage than anything else.
@RobertFrancis @Jeff @mike I am forced to be pithy due to the platform: Honoring all persons with dignity and care is more important to me than intelectual purity. Justice and Love (unlike law and ethics) are undeconstructable in my view because they don’t actually exist, even as a construct, in our reality. But they call to us from beyond demanding our empathy.
@JamesP77 Absolutely. It’s the only social media I do, really. I can’t stomach Facebook and Twitter.
The dog whistles were always blatant and institutional, systemic racism has been, quite literally, killing people and destroying both individuals and communities even after Jim Crow was technically outlawed. But yes, they aren't even trying to pretend any more now that the highest office is held by an open white nationalist and lifelong active racist.
@JamesP77 Hey James! It’s been a minute! To tell you the truth I don’t really use this platform much but you can easily find me on Slack and Discourse. I would love to reconnect.
Politics & Climate Change
@kbitgood @heidi That would be quite cynicaly ironic, no? As for who to vote for - it sounds like the greens are the only party that even remotely represent you. You don’t have to feel guilty for voting your conscience. At the very least it contributes to shifting the conversation and forcing the NDP and the Liberals to woo the Environmentalist and Leftist vote more seriously next time. But what do I know? I’m a world away in a far more fucked up country than y’alls.
Politics & Climate Change
@kbitgood @heidi I don’t know shit about Canadian politics but if voting for the greens would be a wasted vote in your constituency because of a first-past-the-post system (FUCK THAT by the way) wouldn’t it still be more strategic to vote NDP rather than Liberal (if there’s a realistic chance of victory). Couldn’t that possibly lead to a Liberal-NDP coalition government?
@danielkeyes137 @Dan Whoa, whoa, whoa! Are you telling me that the word translated as “doubt” in James 1:6 is the same as the word translated as “discriminate”/“show preference” in James 2:4? This seriously changes everything! I always thought James 1:6 (“ask in faith without doubting”) was out of synch with the rest of epistle. Might it not perhaps better be translated as “ask with faithfulness and without discrimination”? I really don’t know. My thing is Hebrew, not Greek, but I’m interested.
Nerdy Bible comment on Revelation
@TrelaH Personally, I think it’s helpful and factually correct to think of all of the Bible as being equally fan fiction.
@BCGregory6615 bahhh... This is why I don’t use fb...
Actually - there are a shit load of reasons why I don’t use fb!
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