Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Phelps clan is on a roll

In order to keep an eye on the religious right, I subscribe to some fairly "out there" webcasts, lurk on some strange message boards and look through odd literature such as Chick Tracts.  I used to have a subscription to the Philadelphia Trumpet, a magazine remarkable for its articles where they would go on for paragraphs or even pages of good, coherent analysis of world situations only to (in the last paragraph) run off the rails into some sort of bizarre prophesy.

I am following some remarkable twitter feeds, but my favourite has to be the Phelps clan.  They're in fine form tonight.

Shirley Phelps-Roper
Praise God reports "rare weather event" 140 MPH overground winds blowing in reverse E to W
: Barney Frank is on the show tonight. ” Pushy Jew rebel woman filthy fag Jew - perfect pair. Both fade away  
China legalized fags and gay pride: God's wrath:AIDS! Spreading like a plague in China!THANK GOD FOR AIDS!
15 hours ago via web
Megan Phelps-Roper
Note the parallel. Each of us will stand before God; don't wait till then. Don't be "stupidly sottish;" take notice.

WTF is "sottish"??

Monday, 14 November 2011

Friday, 4 November 2011

Whatever happened to El?

Apparently back in the day, the supreme deity was El.  Then Yahweh, Baal and Asherah get involved.  More here.

Israelite Religion to Judaism: the Evolution of the Religion of Israel

Thursday, 3 November 2011

LGBT issues in the Bible

Because it's fresh in my mind, I'm going to throw in some valuable links, then clean this up later.

Clobbering "biblical" gay bashing

Starting over

This will be the third iteration of this website/blog. I can't talk about what happened to the first. The second became horrible and unwieldy and I forgot to pay the bill on it and my ISP shut it down. No loss - it was way out of date both in content and technology. It probably should have been a blog all along (before they invented blogs (get used to these - I call them "parenthetical mutterings")) as it consisted as primarily a confusing mass of links to other websites (many of them stale) and a "what's pissing me off today" post. I think I'll keep the latter and leave the former, at least for the moment, until I get used to this thing.  UPDATE:  It's been found and I'm going to mine it for information to post here.

My intention is to, on a somewhat regular basis, note items of interest to those opposed to the radical "Religious Right", link to articles in other blogs or just rant.

My intention is to be factual so please comment if you notice errors or just want to disagree with me.  I will be posting references to useful material such as lists of Logical Fallacies, Bible translations and useful websites.

Just to get the ball rolling, I may as well out myself.  I'm bisexual with past and current MM and MF relationships.  I'm in a leadership position in an Anglican church but no formal theological training.  I'm middle-aged, widely read, small-ly published, and a computer tech by occupation.  I'm also heavily involved in various aspects of the music and broadcast industry.  If you were really, really paying attention, you may have seen me on TV or heard me on the radio.

I'm a card-carrying member of the New Democratic Party and a frequent contributor to