God Made the Rainbow

Many Models, One Book: Asexuality and faith

December 1, 2009

Originally posted to God Made The Rainbow on 17th August, 2008 I read instructions. I keep manuals and actually DO refer to them. If that’s not enough, I visit their websites. With the possible exception of shampoo and gum (yes, there are instructions on gum), I always give instructions a glance, if only just to […]

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On Generating and Exercising Personal Power Constructively

December 1, 2009

Originally posted to God Made The Rainbow on 12th August, 2008 Too often we give away our personal power to others. We give others the power to make us happy, to satisfy us, to make things feel safe, or nurture us, or validate us. I feel like this is a terrible thing because it leads […]

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Patriarchy and Power: Being Queer and Pagan

December 1, 2009

Originally posted to God Made The Rainbow on 20th August, 2008 Too often today it seems like it is almost nigh on impossible to be both queer and religious. Most conventional religious structure have their conservative elements that preach the fire and brimstone cliché to enforce their rules and prop up strict yet artificial relationship […]

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Spirituality and Activism

December 1, 2009

Originally posted to God Made the Rainbow on 14th August, 2008. I recently returned from the Kingsnorth mass action at Climate Camp, where 2000 protestors gathered at Kingsnorth Power Station and tried to shut it down. This brought the issue of combining sprituality and activism to the forefront of my mind once again. I set […]

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Veganism and Spirituality

December 1, 2009

Originally posted to God Made The Rainbow on 28th August, 2008 Recently, after being accused of pursuing veganism with the passion of a religious zealot by my roommate, I have been considering the parts of the vegan ethic which is comparable to religion. Veganism is not simply the avoidance of meat or dairy products, but, […]

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Moab is My Washpot

December 1, 2009

Stephen Fry’s riveting autobiography, Moab is my Washpot (derived from Psalm 60:8), never fails to make me appreciate the power of words. In particular, I have this passage permanently bookmarked. Warning: this is quite long. "There are plenty of other things to be got up to outside the orbit of the anal ring, but the […]

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In memory of Jeff Woloson

December 1, 2009

  Yesterday I discovered that one of my friends, Jeff Woloson has died, on the 7th August. He had been in perfect health, but was found sitting at his PC by his sister-in-law. Jeff had recently lost his husband of 16 years, Isaac Koole. The pain of Issac’s loss had been unbearable for Jeff, and […]

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Born on a Blue Day

December 1, 2009

Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant. What makes him unusual is that he’s also capable of living independantly, and also of explaining how his mind processes, which no other autistic savant (think Kim Peek or Dustin Hoffman in the Rainman) can do. He is gay, but what I found more interesting is that he is […]

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All Faith is false, all Faith is true

December 1, 2009

This was originally written in 2006, to a website that no longer exists. All Faith is false, all Faith is true:Truth is the shattered mirror strownIn myriad bits; while each believeshis little bit the whole to own. – Richard Francis Burton. When I was 14, and having recently deconverted a friend from her Baptist beliefs, […]

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A queer perspective on the Anglican Communion

December 1, 2009

Originally posted on God Made The Rainbow on the 4th August, 2008. Recently, the Anglican Church has been somewhat overly pre-occupied with the discourses surrounding homosexuality, and the place of lesbian, gay and bisexuals within the Church as a body. The media has reported with some zeal on the gay bishop Gene Robinson’s absence from […]

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