Friday, February 27, 2004

For people who like to read up before the discussion

I have some opinions that might interest people here..

Yehudit

Christianity Today

One Hand Clapping

The New Republic

Feel free to add your own..

Thursday, February 26, 2004

Well, I may just have sent out the last and final draft of my thesis.

If it really is final, I'll be sure to let you know.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Haiti, oh how the poor do suffer

Speaking of the horrors of grituitous violence, I am once again disappointed by our current government's milk-toast reaction to the looting, murder, and general chaos going on in one of the closest countries to our borders. Haiti, and tiny little half-island with no money and plenty of woe, is really falling apart right now, partly due to the current president of the country, and partly due to the Bush administration's discontinuation of many of the programs instituted by Clinton and Co. to keep the nation solvent.

After making it clear that the humanitarian reasons for going into Iraq far outweighed the now debunked security threats, it seems Bush has no interest in being proactive for the sake of saving lives by parking a ship load of marines on the coast of the country and making it clear that they will intervene. The simple offshore presense of American(or French) troops of some sort could make the difference between long term chaos with many deaths, and a more controlled transition to a different government.

Lets talk about Jesus

Okay, I am sure you have all noticed that we here at the Interfaith Nunnery don't talk very much about religion in a purely theological sense. We all rather enjoy discussing the sociological and cultural issues of the moment. For us, religion is deeply personal.

Well, its time for a change of pace. A short dialogue on the subject of the new movie by Mel Gibson (you know the one, I don't need to link, do I?) seems like a good idea right now, with all uproar it seems to be creating.

I am as yet unprepared to make any statements, as I need to brush up on my gospels and read more reviews of the movie (I'm sorry, but I really have no interest in watching the multi-hour gore-fest, which is said to have put many film goers in a state of shock from all the violence and blood) but I want to put Sister Andrea on notice, and Sister Niki as well if she has the time.

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Margaret Cho has a blog. Read it.

Oh. My. G-d.

Bush is so awful, I don't even want to blog about it.

Monday, February 23, 2004

I have been very, very bad about blogging lately. Please forgive me.

Political issues that have emerged in my hiatus:

The Democrats have completely rearranged themselves.

I was disenchanted with Dean before the end of his campaign, but I still miss the sense of adventure in choosing one's candidate that was available a few months ago. We could have had Dean. We could have had Clark. We can still have Edwards, but I suspect that by the time the primaries actually reach us here it might be too late for him. Nader, of course, has entered the election now, but I have no respect for him whatsoever.

Marriage!

Sitting in the dorm cafeteria the other day, I actually heard the sentence "One of my classmates got married in San Francisco last week." The speaker didn't even have to specify that the classmate and her new spouse were both female - we understood immediately that a marriage in SF last week was a gay marriage. I wish all the just-marrieds the best of luck, and hope and pray Gavin Newsom's move doesn't backfire...

Not a political issue, but worth a comment...

As of right now, my MA thesis seems NOT to be done, despite all sorts of paperwork claiming that it is. Hopefully, all will be completed over the telephone tomorrow. Given the number of false closures this master's degree has included, I am not keeping my hopes too far up.