Monday, July 28, 2008

A new triple-hate coupon

I was very saddened when I heard about the shooting at the Unitarian Church in Tennessee, where two people were killed. I've visited Unitarian churches before and have witnessed the warmth and the tolerance that the Unitarian tradition prides itself on.

I was not, however, surprised to hear that it was a target of hate. Unitarianism has pioneered all the progressive causes from the get go. It was among the first churches to become involved in the women's suffrage, gay rights and gay marriage movements, way before the Christian churches did so. This one church had helped to create a local ACLU chapter, and had helped fight segregation. It considers itself a post-Christian, liberal movement.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

One Love

"I don't have prejudice against himself. My father was a white and my mother was black. Them call me half-caste or whatever. Me don't dip on nobody's side. Me don't dip on the black man's side nor the white man's side. Me dip on God's side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white."

- Bob Marley

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

I'm here so cry with me, dance with me, while I'm here smile just for a while ... - Robi Draco, from the lyrics of Songbirds and Roosters

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A happy heart is good medicine.

Proverbs 17:22