7 entries from srah blah blah tagged with 'religion':


I can has tap-dancing class?

Our classical Indian dance class ended in December, and the Thursday lunchtime activity being offered by Employee Health and Well-Being this semester is Tai Chi. The instructor kept talking today about communing with nature and pulling energy from the ground and storing our qi in the "qi bank" just below our navel. It made me just as uncomfortable and out-of-place as when I have to go to church, and this distracted me from the mind-opening and consciousness-awakening or whatever it was we were supposed to do. I really like the concept of qi¹, just like I agree with a lot...

srah - Thursday, 10 January 2008 - 9:40 PM
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Today all my dreams will come true

I dreamt last night that I was in a Catholic church, dressed in a frumpy dress and a choir robe, and everyone was expecting me to help with Communion. I don't know why, because I'm not even eligible to take Communion in a Catholic church. I complained loudly about this but no one cared. Someone asked me if I was a novitiate¹, which offended me no end. I shouted, "No! I don't know why I'm dressed like this!" Then later they made me hand snacks out to the old people and children in the congregation. These horrible kids took all...

srah - Sunday, 11 November 2007 - 7:33 PM
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Finding Jesus

When my out-of-town guests and I were planning out this weekend, I had a few ideas of things to do, but the only thing they were firm on was seeing Big Butter Jesus: I have lived here for a year and a half and while I've read about the giant 60-foot Big Butter Jesus/Drowning Jesus/Touchdown Jesus in Monroe that scares drivers along I-75, I hadn't actually had a reason to drive through that area and see it for myself. So we all discovered it for the first time together this morning. There's no time like Sunday morning for finding Jesus!...

srah - Sunday, 22 April 2007 - 9:35 PM
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Shall we gather at the river?

Raw sewage taints sacred Jordan River [...] The faithful wet their faces and arms, shouting 'amen' and 'hallelujah' after each baptism, unaware that just downstream, raw sewage was flowing into the water. That's the split personality of one of the world's most sacred rivers. Small sections of the Jordan's upper portion, near the Sea of Galilee, have been kept pristine for baptisms. But Israel, Jordan and Syria have siphoned off huge amounts of river water to meet their needs in this arid region, and pumped waste water back in. [...] And here I thought that burning sensation was the eternal...

srah - Monday, 11 September 2006 - 12:32 PM
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The beginning (and end) of srah's illustrious directing career

When I was a senior in high school, I directed the church's Christmas pageant. This was not because of any interest in religion or religious displays or any love for the church, since all of this had been waning for years. I volunteered to direct the Christmas pageant because I was tired of years without Christmas pageants and of years with strange, new updated versions of the Christmas pageant. I remembered Christmas pageants when I was young - the same script, the same songs and the same parts year after year. It was tradition and you always knew what to...

srah - Wednesday, 24 December 2003 - 11:12 AM
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Christian Guide to Small Arms Online

Christian Guide to Small Arms Online This is not a joke. This is frightening reality....

srah - Wednesday, 9 January 2002 - 1:42 AM
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I went to church on Christmas Eve

I went to church on Christmas Eve and people didn't seem to like it when things about the service made me burst out in giggles. Sometimes I wish I could be more like my father, who doesn't take part in the whole religion nonsense, but isn't bitter or rebellious about it, either. I tend to feel like it's me against them, while he has a more healthy attitude of 'Yes, I get dragged here every week, but I'm not going to participate, so I'll find something useful and fun to do and take care of the babies in the nursery.'...

srah - Thursday, 27 December 2001 - 12:06 AM
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