Monday, July 28, 2008

Orcinus offers this reflection on Knoxville violence

Read what Sara has written about Unitarian Universalists and the reality versus the perception, here at Orcinus. She makes me feel proud and not so scared.


Mile High Pixie said...

Brilliant! This is very heartening and gives me a peaceful insight into your faith , Rev. Kit. These are people I could like. Not weak, just flexible. Flexible in the right places.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks for the link. I was heartened by it...and astounded at the conservative trolls who de-lurked to blast what Sara had to say. Sad, sad, sad that there are folks out there giggling and laughing because some good liberal people got shot. Dear God help us all.

Miss Kitty said...

Sorry to post yet again, Ms. K...can you direct me to one of your past posts on UUism's relationship with "Christianity?" I am having a very hard time with the term itself (which is maybe why UUism appeals to me). When someone asks YOU if you're a Christian, what do you say? I never know what to say, as I associate "Christian" with the nasty, hateful, borderline mentally ill people who were part of my childhood--you know, the "do as I say, not as I do" and "Jesus hates you because you ______" Christians.

Thanks again for all your help, and for your blog that's illuminated your faith for so many of us.

ms. kitty said...

Dear Miss K, I am honored by your request and would suggest that you take a look at the sermon entitled "Confessions of a Christian Humanist", from March 23, 2008.

Generally, when someone asks me if I'm a Christian, I say yes, but quickly clarify that I am not a traditional Christian and that many would not call me a Christian.

I am more of a Jesusian, I guess, because most of Jesus' teachings are foundational for me. What the traditional Christian church has done with those teachings doesn't set well with me.

Hope this helps a little bit. Thanks for asking.

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks so much, Ms. K! I'll take a look. And I know I'll have more questions for you. :-)

ms. kitty said...

Please do feel free to ask, anytime, Miss K. Anything for the proprietress of the Happy Kitten Cottage!