23 April 2009

"Weathering the Storm" (A Response to the National Organization for Marriage)

This comes from "Love, not Laws" -- a grassroots group dedicated to marriage and other equal rights issues for gay and lesbian folks.

Hat tip to Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge for forwarding this video to me. Candace is a UCC minister and Associate Pastor at Garden of Grace UCC - Columbia SC, editor of whosoever.org (an online magazine for BGLT Christians), and author of Bulletproof Faith: A Spiritual Survival Guide for Gay and Lesbian Christians.

03 April 2009

The universe took 13.7 billion years to create this blog ...

The following jacket blurb is used for promoting Michael Dowd's book Thank God for Evolution:
"The universe took 13.7 billion years to produce this amazing book. I heartily recommend it. I am often asked how science and religion can co-exist. This is a wonderful answer." — John Mather (NASA Senior Astrophysicist - 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics)
The funny thing about this book blurb is that it took the universe 13.7 billion years to create everything that we see and experience around us today -- Facebook, reality TV, Adam Sandler's movies, gonzo porn, the Grand Theft Auto video games -- even my blog.

I suppose realizing this cuts down on the "wow" or "woo" factor behind the 13.7 billion year book blurb.