#Jahrzeit/#GNU memorials for 11th September:
GNU Salvador Allende, president, liberator, and martyr.
GNU Chao Kwan Lam, immigrant, teacher, and auditor, WTC.
GNU Mychal Judge, firefighter and chaplain, WTC.
GNU Natalie Nguyen.
GNU Elizabeth Whitfield.
#GNU some of those who died on tis date:
GNU William York Tindall
GNU Thomas Szasz
GNU Roy WIlkins
GNU Zero Mostel
GNU Natalie Nguyen
(For those who don't know, "GNU" is a means of perpetually memorializing someone, derived from the novels of the late Sir Terry Pratchett.)
Followers of #theLiturgists might like to know that the long-awaited book "That All Shall Be Saved: Heaven, Hell, and Universal Salvation," by Eastern Orthodox theologian David Bentley Hart, is now available.'
I only just got my copy today, so haven't read it yet, but I imagine it will generate a good bit of discussion on @social.theliturgists.com and suchlike forums.
Fans of #JulienBaker here on #theLiturgists? She has a new, um, what we Olds would call a "single" or a "45", i.e., two songs, available for USD $2 on Bandcamp.com: http://julienbaker.bandcamp.com/album/red-door-conversation-piece?from=fanpub_nfb
Alert the media: I found out why cats aren't interested in looking at themselves in mirrors. It's well known that cats are a thin place in the universe, and that "cats can see things we can't" (B. Kliban). Obviously, then, they're looking at things far more interesting than their own reflection. Like a whole 'nother universe.
So if the Roman Catholic Church has a direct line to Truth'n'God, how come there have been:
23 Pope John's
6 Pope Paul's
0 Pope George's
0 Pope Ringo's.
GOD WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS INEQUITY!!!!1!!!1! Especially the Ringo bit.
I mean seriously. Nobody would ever go to hear a band consisting of people named "John, Paul, Zephrynius, and Gelasius." Although Gelasius the First WAS the most recent African pope, so he's kinda cool, world-music-wise; on the other hand, he was in the 5th century.
Autism, functioning labels
I find the functioning labels really weird. They're mostly based on IQ and whether you are verbal or not more than anything from what I've seen.
I seem "normal" and just like a "quiet", "smart" student if you don't know me well. I am pretty good at standardised tests but that doesn't say much about how well I "function" imo. Although school was ok for me, I am struggling to adjust to adult life and I'm not sure if I'll be able to live independently because doctors appointments and formal processes like trying to buy a house, get a job, doing taxes seem very confusing and stressful for me.
I also have moderate problems with sensory issues, so although I can still do most stuff, I get very easily frustrated and tired. I need to have a lot of free time and breaks from work so I may not be able to have a full time job without sacrificing my mental health.
National Cathedral clergy condemn the #racism of #Trump. https://cathedral.org/have-we-no-decency-a-response-to-president-trump.html
Of course, no major media outlet I've seen uses the word "Christian" in their headline about this.
If it were a couple of wacko fundies calling for execution of women who terminate their pregancies, of course, headlines would be like "Christian leaders call for...."
If you'd like to drop a line to the US government lawyer who argued in court that kids without beds, soap, or toothbrushes in #ConcentrationCamps (#BabyJails) are perfectly safe and healthy, she's Sarah Fabian, US Dept of "Justice," PO Box 878, Ben Franklin Station, Wash. DC 20044.
DO NOT confuse her with another Sarah Fabian, who's a lawyer in San Francisco and Guam. She's not the same person.
Does anyone in #SanDiego know why the #RainbowFlag usually flown at Normal & University Avenues in #Hillcrest is sometimes (e.g., today) temporarily replaced with a #trans flag? Is this a specifically #trans celebratory or memorial day, or is it just a nice gesture of cycling through various LGBTQIA+ emblems?
A question for social.liturgists.com's exvangelicals & evangelicals and anybody else who might know the answer:
I'm curious about the usage of the term "people group." Is it, as I suspect, used almost exclusively in evangelical missionary circles? Is it directly substitutable for "ethnic group" and vice versa, or is there a distinction? Do professional anthropologists, sociologists, and other social scientists use the term at all?
This is an instance for folks who follow The Liturgists Podcast, The Alien & The Robot, and other things The Liturgists create.