The Catholic Country Club

Something that I find ironic is that when I was Catholic, I felt on the outside due to the person God matched me with, who wasn’t a born and raised Catholic like I was. Now that I’m Episcopalian, I only feel on the outside with my Catholic friends. My best friend is a devoted Catholic … Continue reading

Suicide is not a ticket to Hell

Growing up, I was provided two extreme ends of the Christian spectrum. I was raised Roman Catholic and then after Confirmation, my mother dragged me to every serpent head-stomping tambourine-shaking Charismatic church she could find. Both perspectives make it absolutely clear that suicide is a one-way ticket to Hell without chance of redemption. I accepted … Continue reading

A Daytime Thought: Atheism and Religion

From time to time I’ve wondered why Atheists talk so much about Christians. I mean, I’m a Christian but outside of this very rare moment, I don’t talk about people who don’t believe in a religion. I don’t call names or point out that I might believe they are wasting their lives in a frivolous … Continue reading

No Drama Zones are childish

It never fails that the people who cry about being “NO DRAMA” are the ones who whine endlessly about drama on their Facebook walls. Good Lord. If you want no drama, stop being dramatic. Just live like a fucking adult where you’re cool about some things and get upset about other things. We’ll understand. That’s … Continue reading

False Prophets and Cardboard

The longer I live, the more I’m convinced that people who praise God for EVERYTHING (f.ex: I got the last onion bagel at Dunkin Donuts, PRAISE JESUS FOR THY BLESSINGS RUNNETH OVER!) (and they’re not trying to be funny) or people who quote scripture or “inspirational Christian quotes” every other breath. Not occasionally when something … Continue reading

US Immigration

Several Facebook friends were posting a viral status meme that went as follows: You pass the North Korean border ILLEGALLY –you get 12 years hard labor. You pass the Afghan border ILLEGALLY – youget shot. You pass the American border ILLEGALLY – you get a job,driver’s license, allowance for a place to live, health care, … Continue reading

Hot ‘N Cold

I go through phases of having an internet presence and then not having one. I will get tired of the exposure or intimidated by the idea of unsavory types looking me up and delete everything. I want to have some kind of public presence to greet the world and meet new people to learn new … Continue reading

The Coffee Party: Wake up and Stand up

On The Coffee Party USA website, the mission states: The Coffee Party Movement gives voice to Americans who want to see cooperation in government. We recognize that the federal government is not the enemy of the people, but the expression of our collective will, and that we must participate in the democratic process in order … Continue reading

Lent: Why?

I was raised Roman Catholic and have been a member of The Episcopal Church, and therefore also the greater Anglican Communion, since January 2009, so I celebrate the traditional Liturgical Calendar, which includes the Season of Lent. Lent is a forty-day period (forty-six if you count the Sundays) that traces what is believed to be … Continue reading

The Coffee Party

There’s currently two manifestations of the emerging Coffee Party on Facebook. One manifestation is Join the Coffee Party, a grass-roots movement focused on organizing a political voice to make the changes we’d like to see made through reasonable debate, research, and voting. With a desire to enable discussion, as opposed to disrupting it, the Coffee … Continue reading