Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My 2010 Ballot

It's election time, so I thought I'd throw out what my 2010 ballot will look like. It's quite a mix of parties and candidates, but it is consistent with my wishes to choose the best candidate based on an overlook of their entire platform.

Governor - Rich Whitney - Green - (http://www.whitneyforgov.org/)
Attorney General - Steve Kim - Republican- (http://stevekimforag.com/)
Senator - LeAlan Jones - Green - (http://lealanforsenate.org/)
House - Ben Lowe - Democrat- (http://www.loweforcongress.com)
State Senator - John Millner - Republican - (http://www.johnmillner.org/)
State Rep - Michelle Mussman - Democrat -(http://www.votemichelle.org)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Peter Rollins - We are Bound to Each Other

Christianity is where we are loosed from the need to believe in some God who guarantees that life is meaningful so you can sleep well at night. So that you can say, "I know it's all going to be OK when I die, and everything is going to be great; and it doesn't really change who you are it's a belief that just makes you just function, and you are blind to the other.

But actually, God is nigh in the depth of being self. That you find God in nothing more than giving water to those who are thirsty, giving food to those who are hungry, to giving clothes to those who are naked, visiting those who are in prison, standing up for justice. Giving yourself utterly to love. You know, living by that sword, and dying by that sword. Because we all know if you live by the sword of love, you die by the sword of love & so we are now bound to one another.

- Peter Rollins

From the Sermon at RevolutionNYC, "Why the New Atheist Don't Go Far Enough"

A Comment On The Cross

The Sacrifice of the Cross is not about mere animal pain that is meant to assuage the lust of a sadistic, blood-thirsty, parochial god. It is about the revelation of the nature and meaning and way and power of a Divine Love that saves from an Enemy and a menace that the darkest phenomena of history can only but hint at. To consistently dismiss and to structurally ignore major facts in the God-given revelatory memory is to assure that little of what God intended to be communicated by this costly revelation will be communicated by it.
- Emmanuel Charles McCarthy