Moderate Muslims need a better PR Agency

There has been much made of recent reports that roughly half of Americans have an unfavorable view of Islam. ¬†And as usual, there are those who will try to claim that Muslims really aren’t all that bad, and that Sharia is just set of nice, abstract principles...

Debian, Philosophy, and People

Given the recent brouhaha in Debian, and General Resolution regarding Lenny’s Release policy as it relates to Firmware and Debian’s Social Contract, which has led to the resignation of Manoj Srivastava from the position of Secretary for the Debian Project,...

Real Live Preacher

This morning, having gotten up early, I found a great systematic deconstruction of the “Left Behind Series, courtesy of a pointer from . Definitely a good read (it’s in blog order, though, so you have to start from the end of the page and work backwards),...

Please sponsor me in the Walk for Affordable Housing

On April 4th, 2004, I’m going to be joining with some other parishioners at my church in a href=”http://www.cambridgesavings.com/servlet/Redirect?pageName=Root1_top_community_upandcomingcommunityevents&menuLevel=2″>Walk for Affordable Housing...

Triggers in religous rituals

A friend took me to a Unitarian Universalist church service, and one of the things which I noticed about that particular service (I don’t know how representative it is of all UU churches or services) was the notable lack of what I can only term as “trigger...

Sacred the Body

Sacred the body God has created, temple of Spirit that dwells deep inside. Cherish each person; nurture relation. Treat flesh as holy, that love may abide. Bodies are varied, made in all sizes, pale, full of color, both fragile and strong. Holy the difference, gift of...