Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Militant Atheism

The hubs and I recently watched this Richard Dawkins lecture on TED (I love TED and so should you).

And, as I blog, I’m having a twittervation about speaking my mind on Twitter vs. being sensitive to my Christian followers. Lately I’ve been getting a few conservative, Christian followers…guess they didn’t realize I’m a liberal, LGBT-supporting, Obama-voting, atheist?

At any rate…I explained my “politeness” on Twitter thusly:

I'll cuss sometimes. But I really like a lot of my Christian followers and don't want to lose them by being insensitive.

All of this makes me wonder…

Am I just being a scaredy-cat, follower whore? Am I too chicken to speak my mind for fear of losing my audience? Or is there merit in being user-friendly to a broader audience {especially when I do have an outlet for uncensored thoughts – this blog}?

Your thoughts?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Yay! It’s up! I haven’t listened to it yet. I wanted to share it with you all first.

You’re welcome.



This special panel brings together three couples: Devin & Melissa, Holly & Adam, and John & Zilpha. Each married young and less than six months after first meeting one another. They discuss their marriages in the context of Mormon culture. Specifically, they discuss the cultural elements that drove them to marry so quickly, the role of Church teaching in their marriages, BYU, the upside of these marriages, and having children. Finally, the panel gives advice to anyone else who might be contemplating a short courtship marriage. {Mormon Expression}

Monday, August 3, 2009

Spamming For Jesus

I have an account with Xanga (blog platform) that I never use anymore. So imagine my surprise when, in my inbox this morning, I saw that someone had left me a comment.

Hello Ms. Van Gogh[screen name],
You made a nice-looking site but I see that you don’t write here much anymore!
I want to help people to really get to know Jehovah God, especially in these troubled times. 7Whatever the LORD God plans to do, he tells his servants, the prophets. (Amos 3:7) (CEV)