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I’ve been collecting emails since the success of the last Fun Quotes post. Without further ado: A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. -James Kern Feibleman, philosopher and psychiatrist (1904-1987) This is definitely something I’ve believed in for awhile. It’s just nice to hear someone with authority say it (in … [Read more…]
I checked out this survey on a prompt from Pharyngula. I recommend that you do the same. We may indeed be giving the creator of the survey food for thought, but what I found was that it was a good, concrete way to think about my own beliefs, hang-ups, and tendencies. I think it’s a … [Read more…]
This weekend I attended an exercise in gender. One of my cousins is getting married next week & her sister threw her a party designed to piss her off. It didn’t work, but we all had fun regardless. There was a penis cake, a penis wand, penis straws (in fact, somewhere an aunt of mine … [Read more…]
One of my coworkers, in whom I have found a kindred spirit (and who assures me that he is a lurker here), was telling me about his desire to create a space like MoF, where he can create a community that is not defined by what he does not believe in. This sounds so like … [Read more…]
Mildred Loving, half of the Loving couple who battled antimiscegination laws through the Supreme Court died (yes I’m late to this). And already the wolves are claiming her as an historical figure for their side in the homosexual marriage battle. Unfortunately, she already chose a side. Read her words here. Religion Dispatches has a great … [Read more…]
How what we say helps us understand the deeper cultural associations as well as reinforce them. The Hymenization of Virginity Spark is a category for sharing links. No intense commentary, just a link & a brief reason you might want to click on it. Something to Spark your Mind to Flame, if you will.
I went to “A Conversation with Brothers & Sisters” last night, which was a panel of the stars of the show & some of the writers and producers. It is one of my favorite shows, mostly because of what one of the writers said, “Everyone sees their family in the characters,” but also because of … [Read more…]
First, go read this. Then come back for the study questions below:
Two stories: I recently helped a customer who kept calling me “honey”. Drove me crazy. First time he said it, I said, “Please don’t call me honey. My name is xJane.” He didn’t blink & did it again. The second time I dropped the “please” and the second sentence. The third time, I said it … [Read more…]