My most recent post is up at the Living Lutheran site. It considers the placement of the commemoration of various martyrs so close to Christmas.
Here are some quotes to whet your appetite:
"I have Facebook friends who angrily talk about how much they loathe religion with its manmade deities manufactured to bring us false comfort – and I wonder what kind of religious tradition they’re invoking. Many a Christian feast day reminds us that we may pay an ultimate price for our beliefs."
"This Christmas-card picture [of Jesus in the manger] ignores the other facts: the lack of adequate shelter, the stink of the animals, the woman forced to give birth in unsanitary conditions, the brutal government that will soon force the family into refugee status."
"We are not so very far away from ancient Rome. In many ways, our societies have scarcely evolved at all."
Go here to read the whole thing.
feeling the feelings…
6 months ago