Two very different articles had something in common: they spoke volumes about how personal gain tends to win over what might be seen as a greater good.
I had an interesting discussion today, which reminded me that I'd had a post percolating on abortion for a while, and I might as well get it out. The conversation was at breakfast this morning with my fellow Bentonite (PSR dorm), Matthew Fox, and Rosemary Radford Reuther, who is considered one of the major feminist theologians ever. How cool is that?
I think, by now, if you are someone who is reading this blog regularly, you've probably figured out that I am both an African-American, and a lesbian. If you are relatively new to this blog, you might not yet have figured out the gay part (since there is a picture of me on the side, the African-American part is pretty obvious.) Of course, if you are a friend or family member of mine, you've known this all along.
Have I said enough times how much I'm enjoying seminary? Case in point: today's subject in the Christian Worship class, which was how the church has looked at time over history. There are some fascinating things to think about in terms of our theology of time, and what we want in the rythm of life.
I was reading the story about the amazing "Red Rain" that happened in India in 2001 that people think might be alien life. I then remembered Peter Gabriel's song, "Red Rain", that was on his album "So", which was released in 1986!
Anyway, in case it hasn't sunk in, depending on further research, we are about as close to proving the existence of life outside of the earth as we've ever been.
One of the cool things I'm learning in "the bible class" this semester (short for "Interpreting Sacred Texts") is that every way of reading the bible is interpretation. And that one very convoluted form of reading the bible is to read it as literally true. In fact, it really takes some mental gymnastics to do it. Case in point: the story of creation in Genesis.
I was just telling a friend of mine a few days ago that one of the things that was different now than in the 60s, was the presence of an active, large, student movement. Well, today, in my email box, comes a note about the reactivated Students for a Democratic Society.
We are activists from around the country who feel that a student movement is desperately needed to carry on the struggle for participatory democracy.