So here are some of this week's coolest stuff:
-The Oatmeal hits the nail on the head with "How To Suck At Your Religion."
-If you ever wondered what the whole bit about dashing babies against rocks in Psalm 137 is all about, Peter Rollins explains. Excerpt:
The point here is that, when it comes to prayer, we must be free to express the full range of the moans that lie within us. While we might be inclined to think that these moans express directly what we think, more often than not they simply express a cluster of frustrations and fears that will do more damage if not given space; frustrations and fears that can be worked through only as they are expressed.
-Earlier this week I emailed Bo Sanders of Homebrewed Christianity to explain the whole "God changes" thing in process theology. This past Wednesday, Bo wrote his reply.
-And finally, Jason M. Dye posts an article written by his friend Cameron comparing the Church's persecution of LGBT people to the Church's persecution of Galileo. Money quote:
Today, science is turning up more and more and more evidence faster and faster that substantiates the infinite and beautiful variations of human sex, orientation, and gender created so complexly by our Incredible creator.
The Bible is misquoted, mistranslated and out-right ignored and used, as it was used on Copernicus and Galileo, to support HUMAN prejudices and idolatry, all the while ignoring not only his infinite complex creation, but the true heart of marriage - to love, honor, cherish, and love as Christ loved us. Our marriages fail, because we do not nurture, cherish, honor and love one another as Christ loved us and died for us, as He loves and nurtures us still.