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.



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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!









Saturday, 13 February 2016

Oh the Humiliation

Our Lady of Port Weller
oil pastels, approx 8" x 8"


Well much to my dismay I recently found out that I'm not the only circus in town.

Not only did I come across a blog by a real live Episcopagan, I also read that the blogger is a bishop in the Episcopagan church!

A bishop!!

I would have gone with bishrix or bishrina but that is beside the point

Which, if you haven't guessed, is my suspicion that I may have come across her before and wasn't as original as I thought in the naming of this site.

Oh the shame.

So to my legion of followers, and that means both of you, let me assure you than I am not in any way, shape or form affiliated with the official Episcopagan church. 

I mean you are always welcome to send money for the cause, but don't expect a tax receipt.