Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It Was Never About Religion

[Repost - Originally posted on the Saturday after NY voted to approve gay marriage.]
“I apologize for those who feel offended,” Mr. Grisanti said, adding, “I cannot deny a person, a human being, a taxpayer, a worker, the people of my district and across this state, the State of New York, and those people who make this the great state that it is the same rights that I have with my wife."
                        [Republican NYState Senator, conservative, married 46 years]               
Look, do Muslims expect all of us to fast on Ramadan?  No!  Do Jews expect everybody to keep Kosher? No!  Do Mormons expect us all to wear magic underwear?  No!  Did Jesus say a word about gay people?  No!  

This was not about whether to solemnize a relationship in church or synagogue or mosque or temple.   It was not about who would officiate.  Nobody's religious rights have been infringed.  

This is about love and commitment.  About family rights and responsibilities.  About children being able to say their parents are married.   It's like citizenship for an immigrant.  Full stature in society.  I mean, who wants to be viewed as an alien?
“Their love is worth the same as your love,” Mr. Cuomo said [to lawmakers]. “Their partnership is worth the same as your partnership. And they are equal in your eyes to you. That is the driving issue.” 
Sure I can talk about all that in a spiritual way.  And I have.  On numerous occasions. 

Today is a day for rejoicing!  The Sabbath.  Even if I'm not Jewish. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dear God... Almighty!

Folks, I have better things to do...  So do you.   But, for whatever reason... the Holy Spirit has put such a burr under the saddles of the self-important RCC hierarchs!  And is encouraging them to make such fools of themselves.  That the toppling of the structure is going to look like the biggest slapstick comedy EVER!

The Holy Spirit is Grieved...

But Her sense of humor is my saving grace.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Mystery of Being

Alan calls this Ripples

We need a new language.

A language for what we
       consider to be
 The Holy in our Midst.
       So close to us 
we can hardly articulate
    what that might be.

  So Transcendent we are
in awe of the bending low 
to be 
              with us.

A language for all of us, 

the great chain of being
Water in a Fountain (1/4000 Sec) via Alan
  of which we are a part,

which transcends space and time - binding all humanity 

in some kind of Life 
we hold eternally.