Isis-Aphrodite (Met) Isis-Aphrodite is a form of the great goddess Isis that emphasizes the fertility aspects associated with Aphrodite. She was concerned with marriage and childbirth and, following very ancient pharaonic prototypes, also with rebirth. Elaborate accessories, including an exaggerated calathos (the crown of Egyptian Greco-Roman divinities) emblazoned with a tiny disk and horns of Isis, […]Read More Who’s Afraid of Isis?
According to some, the Ten Commandments are the “Foundation of Western Civilization.” Even when I was a Protestant Minister I thought that was bizarre. It’s nonsense to say that an ancient exclusive, tribal list of Shalts and Shalt Nots has anything much to do with our modern systems of law, culture, government, community or personal […]Read More Thou Shalt NOT Read This (it’s about the Satanic Temple, again!)
Some hopeful news for all you pilgrims out there in this firey and fearful world. . . Humanists Support Local Mosque in Washington State (Friendly Atheist) If you feel threatened, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to accompany anyone who feels that their safety is at risk (e.g. grocery shopping, on […]Read More We’re All Pilgrims: Protecting Faith and Freethinking
I wonder if most religious folks really understand what they’re doing when they pray. When I was praying, I’m not sure I really knew why. Here’s my comment on this Saturday Evening Post article, The Power of Prayer. This article starts and ends in silence, and that’s good. Silence is, of course, not “prayer.” As […]Read More Prayer or Silence?
“Give me your tired, your poor, your homeless. . .AFTER they’ve been screened and vetted by Homeland Security, THEN they can come in to be hounded, harassed and treated with suspicion (and we really prefer Christians).” -words on the Statue of Liberty (as read by Re-Publicans) Many Muslims are speaking up to condemn terrorist attacks […]Read More True Believers
Well, of course, he didn’t, but maybe he left his own “saving gospel.” “Good in all, In the satisfaction and aplomb of animals, In the annual return of the seasons, In the hilarity of youth, In the strength and flush of manhood [personhood], In the grandeur and exquisiteness of old age, In the superb vistas […]Read More Walt Whitman Died for You
Well, this has to be the latest disappointment from the “sacred halls” of national government. Congressional Prayer Caucus Isn’t it comforting (even for you non-US folks) to know that nearly 100 members of Congress meet regularly to pray? And they send letters of support to “persecuted Christians” like Kim Davis and the praying high school […]Read More Not to Worry: Congress is Praying for You