Monday was a normal day for me. I was in the kitchen finishing up dinner and my dad had on the CBS Evening News while he played Mahjong on his laptop. Mom was just talking on the phone with a friend and I was finishing up dinner thinking nothing could go wrong. I was wrong.… Continue reading Why kill the innocent?! My thoughts on Manchester.
Blogger's note: Shout out to my friends from church who inspire me with their thoughts and words. You guys always have me thinking and you inspired me to look deeper at this subject and write this. Love you all and don't forget to be awesome!--Marie This is a follow-up to that blog I just wrote… Continue reading This Christian won’t see Beauty & The Beast and it’s not because of the LGBT thing.
This one is going to tick off some, I just know it. Recently I was on Facebook and I saw this link from the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh. It's a LGBT rights group and the article caught my attention because it had to do with a boycott started by a Christian woman. The link led… Continue reading For the last time, no one is pushing an agenda on this!
Brainwashing. Just the name alone sounds scary. The sad reality is that it does happen in religion more than you think. The word is defined as such by many dictionaries: make (someone) adopt radically different beliefs by using systematic and often forcible pressure: the organization could brainwash young people. Yep, that sounds about right, however,… Continue reading Brainwashing: Yes, it can happen in religion
Let's talk for a second about the clergyperson. Yes, I will use the more general and gender neutral term for a second because they hold different titles and they also aren't all male. Some faiths have women and they all have different titles: Father, Rabbi, Pastor, etc. I am writing this as a way to… Continue reading Dear Clergyperson: You have more influence than you think, use it wisely.
Invoking fear. It's one of the things I hear about in religion that really does happen and not just in situations of spiritual abuse. I remember when my dad would tell us stories about growing up in the Catholic church and how my grandmother insisted on having the kids at least go through a few… Continue reading What does it say when we invoke fear…
Mom always said that there are two things you never discuss: Politics and religion. Well, guess what? I'm going there. Recently US President Donald Trump said that he wants to repeal a law called the Johnson Amendment. This law was an IRS law stating that religious officials and organizations with a religious affiliation could not… Continue reading Politics and religion: Should they mix?