Thursday, June 23, 2022

Moloch, the God of the United States, is pleased.

Basically, the Trump SCOTUS is telling us that there will be nowhere to run from the coming gun apocalypse. Even if you live in a state that wants to implement semi-sane gun regulations, you will not be allowed to do so. And the murders of our children are collateral damage needed to protect a made up Constitutional right based on an activist right-wing interpretation that didn’t exist for the first two hundred years of our country’s existence.

But hey, the Trump SCOTUS is about to provide an additional supply of bodies to sacrifice to Moloch by outlawing abortion, so that’s something, right evangelicals?

The NY Times thinks the Trump SCOTUS is Pro-Religion

The NY Times thinks the Trump SCOTUS is Pro-Religion

This is why I can’t subscribe to the New York Times. On the day after the court passed a so-called “Pro-Religion” ruling (which this religious person opposes because it will be largely used to advance Christian Nationalist beliefs that I find to be harmful), the Court then ruled that we should make our society even more violent by letting anyone who wants to carry a concealed weapon. Which I find to be the exact opposite of the way that Jesus taught and modeled (so, arguably Anti-Religion). If by “Pro-Religion” you mean “Pro-Moloch Worship” or “Pro-Theocracy,” then sure. But would it hurt them to be more precise and to recognize that a large portion of the religious folks in this country are opposed to the so-called “Pro-Religion” policies of this court?

You know your denomination is bonkers when it leaves the National Association of Evangelicals because it considers them a bunch of liberal squishes.

Thursday, June 16, 2022

This is an incredibly disturbing story about how Trumpist America is ensuring that our children are never taught the truth about American history, to the point where they are willing to permanently destroy people’s lives based solely on hearsay and social media BS.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Crypto is end stage Ponzi. You are literally buying nothing and trying to unload nothing to the next sucker before nothing implodes.

I suspect the Lakers will be looking for a new name for their arena soon. #Enron

John MacArthur and the SBC make unsurprising bedfellows. And when your message is so unChristlike that you’re turning away people in droves, it’s always convenient to blame Satan and say it’s because you’re not compromising with “the world.” But maybe it’s as simple as Jesus having left the building?

MacArthur would claim that I “hate Christ, hate God, hate the Bible and hate the Gospel,” but a gospel that oppresses women, BIPOC communities, and LGBTQIA+ folks is good news to very few. It is certainly not “good news of great joy for all the people.”

That’s the Gospel that I love, because it’s the gospel Jesus brought, and still brings. The Year of the Lord’s favor. All are one in Christ Jesus. Bringing of sight to the blind. Eating with tax collectors and sinners, and giving communion to your betrayer. Today, you will be with me in paradise. As all died in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ.

Good news of great joy for all the people.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Am I just missing something or is it completely idiotic that the US has to convert its units of measure back and forth with those of the ENTIRE REST OF THE WORLD?

And you know what’s worse? I still don’t know how many cups are in a gallon. But hey, obviously increments of 12, or 128, or 5280 are clearly superior to POWERS OF 10.

You know what’s even more idiotic? We’re also the only country in the world unwilling to pass common sense gun laws (like not allowing people to own military weaponry) that are also in place is the ENTIRE DEVELOPED WORLD and which have made mass shootings exceedingly rare in those countries.

But freedom, amirite?

Friday, June 10, 2022

When the Southern Baptists meet near Disneyland, do they make a sound (for exvangelicals)?

I have to admit, unless there are fistfights, I can’t imagine anything of note coming out of the SBC annual meeting.

Oh, and nice misdirection by the SBC. Wait, there’s a large sexual abuse scandal? Look, Rick Warren ordained women! The horror!

The SBC will always SBC.

Potential future SBC President Tom Ascol thinks they’ve lost hold of the Bible. I would argue that the SBC has lost hold of Jesus. Of course, I guess that assumes the SBC ever had any sort of grasp on Jesus in the first place. Which, considering how they were founded, is a dubious proposition.

Oh, and one more thing. I think Baptist grandmothers who run Awana are the nicest people on the planet, from my experience.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

We were definitely better off before we had social media to surface random assholes into our life. Can you believe what that random evangelical pastor from Necksylvania said? How dare that completely unknown state legislator from Neck Dakota make those accusations? And who is this rando on my timeline giving me shit? Beloved, we have enough random assholes in our local community, we don’t need to know about those in the rest of the world.

Monday, June 6, 2022

August 23, 2008 to June 6, 2022.

So, after almost 14 years, I’m back. I left blogging primarily because I had three little kids and not a lot of time, but stayed gone because I got sucked into what would become the dumpster fire that is social media.

I’m trying to pull myself out of that dumpster fire.

So, I’m back on the blog. There will never be comments because the first rule of online is “don’t read the comments.” And after a short test period at a WordPress blog where I took far too much of my social media angst back into blogging, I’m going to try to be nicer here.

We will see how that works out.