The difference between tolerance and respect

My UU minister brought up the topic of respect a few weeks ago, saying that it went further than tolerance. I’d like to examine this subject up close. First, a couple of definitions (from The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, New College Edition, 1976): tolerance: The capacity for or practice of allowing or… Continue reading The difference between tolerance and respect


The real reason for the season

Originally posted on Kemetic vs. Atheist:
I was doing rite to Hathor, the Lady of Love, today (i.e. December 16), and something came to me. Maybe it isn’t earth-shattering, but I wanted to share it with you guys. Let’s not lose sight of this during the holiday season. Whether you think the reason for the…


The beginning of the beginning

I could call this post many things. For instance, the above, or perhaps “The prelude.” “The opening act.” Or better yet, “The overture.” Once upon a time, early in the history of this blog, one poster said that Isis didn’t exist. And he was quite adamant that She didn’t exist and that I was being… Continue reading The beginning of the beginning

Church-State Separation · Criticism of Religion

The sacrament of Confession, and child abuse

I read this article today, and I thought I’d share my thoughts with you all. At first I was puzzled on what my take should be. I should know that, shouldn’t I? I’ve railed against the Catholic Church many times on this subject, and certainly, in the younger days of this blog, I’d be throwing… Continue reading The sacrament of Confession, and child abuse


Coexist. Failure is not an option

So in January, we bought a new car for me (an automatic! The Netjeru be praised!). My husband took over my old one, with the Tolerance bumper sticker. I was sad to see it go (he didn’t cover it up, but the white Kia was no longer my primary vehicle). But I had a “Coexist”… Continue reading Coexist. Failure is not an option