home opener 2013

synchronized swimmers cartoon

Annie Dillard writes that “the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense.” I have a number of problems with that line.

Part of me does not believe in any kind of separate, judgmental god or goddess. Part of me does truly appreciate the concept of a god, but that part then disapproves of the metaphorical deity sleeping. The Universalist part of me insists that a loving god might well be disappointed—pretty regularly, really—but she or he ~read more~

more dangerous than miracles

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Homily preached at the First Unitarian Church of Hobart, Indiana, on 11 September 2011, by the Rev. Mr. Chip Roush

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“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up  a ~read more~

so may we categorize: