Category Archives: Fear


She describes herself as having been soul-raped. Mary was raised in a Catholic home, but was tempted by the flashy-fun youth group at a neighborhood Charismatic church.  She is a natural leader, and her involvement there grew until she was … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Manipulation, Tolerance, Unitarian Universalism | 2 Comments

Or Else!

In my circles, I have to do a lot of eye rolling. A friend mentioned a meme that has been going around: “What if you woke up tomorrow and the only things you had were those you thanked God for … Continue reading

Posted in Double Standard, Fear | 7 Comments


Animal Planet was on the television at the vet’s office, and since I had all fifteen pounds of my nervous pup squashed up between my arms and my lap, reading was impossible. So I was forced to watch.  Airing was … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Puppy Love | 5 Comments

Suffer the Little Fishies

In the midst of our morning routine my younger daughter, H, noticed her goldfish was swimming happily around in his bowl.  She remarked how surprised she was that it was still alive.  A year and a half ago she had … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Little Fundies, Morality | 4 Comments

National Day of Delusion

So far the Washington Post (my homepage, daily read -er, skim- and local paper), the blogosphere and Facebook have ignored today as the National Day of Prayer.  But I can’t. This video is without a doubt one of the scariest … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Fear | 16 Comments

Late On a Sunday Night

I saw the Breaking News Flash on the screen of my computer.  The President was to speak at 10:30 on an undisclosed subject?  What?  It was 10:20 and I saw the light still on in M’s room, so I went … Continue reading

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When Mommy Knew Everything

The first seven years of our marriage religion was a nonissue.  We were newlyweds, then new parents and we came from families where religion wasn’t important.  We were busy, and we never gave it a second thought. I don’t remember … Continue reading

Posted in Fear, Little Fundies, Unitarian Universalism | 8 Comments