this repression of sexual thoughts by religious people is part of the false idea that religious people DON’T have sex, that sex is separate from spirituality. That is a false idea that constantly needs to be challenged.
I hate it when any people, when someone attcks them for race, religion, or any other reason, that people are told to “get over it,” like it’s no big deal, and that fighting back is somehow bad. There is this school of thought that says it’s better and somehow “noble” to put up with opporession, suffering, or abuse; “it builds character, real men take abuse and you’ll get your reward in Heaven”-and that resisting and complaining about it is evil, or shows weakness.
That is what I call “slave religion,” epitomized in the old Wobbly song, “you’ll get pie in the sky when you die.” Well, I don’t believe in waiting for the next world, I believe in taking a stand in THIS world.
What did Jesus mean by saying-assuming he DID say it-“Turn the other cheek?” Sit back and let everyone beat the shit out of you? That is the way we have been taught to read that verse, by religious and other institutions who want the lower orders to stay in their place and put up with abuse that benefits those in power. I urge everyone to rethink and challenge all this nonsense.
It\\’s Not Black Folks\\’ Burden To Forgive Racist Killers
That’s it, Your Holiness, show those reactionary fools who the boss is!
Hard-Line U.S. Cardinal Gets Demoted By Pope Francis Again
Beverly Dale :: The Next Frontier at the Intersection of Sex and Politics: My Viewpoint
The Reverend Beverly Dale is a dear friend of mine. SHe is wonderful in treating sex with the respect it deserves, removing the stigma on it, and bringing it to serious public discussion.
Gordon College president signs letter asking for religious exemption from order banning antigay discrimination – Metro – The Boston Globe
Here is the can of worms that the Stupreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has unleashed-more like a can of rattlesnakes.
Constitutional horror: Clarence Thomas argues states can establish official religion
I belong to a religious minority. This should scare people who take their religion seriously, such people don’t want their faith as an excuse to beat down others.