Monday, 22 May 2017

Ascending to the Mather

Ascension Day is coming up.

"This is "the good stuff" according to the new High Priestess at the Anglican church I have taken refuge in until the RC church comes to its senses.

Now I know I have blathered on in the past about deciding to give Yahweh His due when I am in His church but this is the new me speaking, the post breast cancer me,

the totally, nothing to lose, HONEST me. 

And the truth is

the patriarchal church still pisses me off.

So I have decided, seeing as I suspect God doesn't have a gender anyway and probably has more important things to contemplate than whether I should be struck down by a lightning bolt 
to coin a new inclusive name for our unknowable deity.

And here it is:

The Mather  

(rhymes with father but starts with mother)

I just know you missed me.

Monday, 25 April 2016

Atheists are Good Christians Too

An atheist branch office of the United Church of Canada?  (link here)

I hope so.

I've been following the Rev. Greta Vosper on face book.  A United Church minister who has come out of the closet as an atheist, she is hoping that both she and her like-minded congregation can stay within the confines of her church.  The powers that be in the church are thinking about it, (likely an understatement :) ), and Ms Vosper will have the decision in a few weeks.

She's not hopeful.

But I don't see the problem.  The message I get from this is: 

what you believe is not as important as what you do. 

These are good people interested in coming together to support not just each other but the local community and the world in general.  

Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. 
Matthew 7:20

But I have to say, I'm just so annoyed that she didn't come out of the Pagan closet. 

Friday, 11 March 2016

Without Time

I walked a labyrinth last night.

Each time I opened my eyes while on the path I didn't know if I had been standing still for a thousand years or ten seconds.  

The idea that I could have an out of body experience for the asking drifted through my head.  I decided against it.  Not because the idea was frightening - impossible to be frightened in the labyrinth, but because I was mildly concerned about getting back.

About wanting to come back - 

the place of no time was so peaceful. 

Eventually the path led me out of the labyrinth.

As instructed I turned back to face the entrance and said, "Thank-you".

And then I left.

Somehow a very different person. 

Monday, 22 February 2016

Down on "Risen"

I went to see 'Risen", directed by Kevin Reynolds

It is the fictional story of the  spiritual resurrection  of Clavius,

a Roman centurion whose soul is fried from the brutality of his 

job.  Pilate gives him the task of finding the body of Jesus before 

the disciples hide it and declare that Christ has risen from 

the dead. 

You know how it goes. 

If you don't,  read Matthew 27 & 28 or Luke 24. 

The movie was mildly entertaining.  The landscape (somewhere in

Spain) was spectacularly barren - meant to look as barren as the 

soul of Clavius I suppose.

The problem is that there are no women in the movie, just a tiny

role  for Mary Magdalene - looking far more  dewy than one might

suppose a hooker of her time and place  would have looked.   

It is 2016.  

That no woman thing looked antiquated.

People hoping to find the Divine Feminine within Christianity 

shouldn't bother spending money or time on this movie.

The rest of you can go for a laugh.


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Why Can't You Hear Me Singing

How many eyes do we need to read another 

person's body language - some days with some 

people it feels as if I am covered in eyes. 

But often I can't speak, can't sing my own song...

You can't hear me singing 

because my 

song disappeared

down some rabbit hole 

without Alice

in 1958. 

But I want to sing now.

And you need to listen.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

A Valentine's Day Present

A Valentine's present from me to you.

There are five personalities here that the artist
is honouring as her own.

Love yourself today - and love and honour all
of your amazing personalities!