An activist, upcoming philosopher, and dear friend of mine, Justin Holder, recently posted the following status update on Facebook:
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“Watching Bajan and Caribbean people who are excited to support black rights in the States.
I think Aslan makes some fair points.
It’s ironic, how Dawkins et al. reveal what is the confessional character of their own outlook, in saying things like religion is “one of the world’s great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus.” This story, about religion as evil, shapes their outlook, trumping other takes on things. 321 more words
I’ll just say this:
Feminism isn’t a credential. As if wearing a t-shirt makes you any less a participant in a system of oppression. As Jesus said, you know a tree by it’s fruits. 121 more words
What Jesus brought was a message of rupture, of dying to the ways of the world (ways that often seem so natural to us). The message of the kingdom is the message of a community set apart from the world, of an egalitarian collective, doing things differently. 445 more words
One night, my partner and I hosted a dinner party, and like all good dinner parties, we ended up talking about death. We more or less agreed with Martin Heidegger’s idea, that with an awareness of our own death we’re able to put things into perspective and live a more authentic life. 474 more words