Intelligent Christian Lady

Oct 20
Feminism has to do with equality, not with “putting women ahead of men.”

Feminism has to do with equality, not with “putting women ahead of men.”


Oct 19

Questions on marriage equality

Now that marriage equality has reached, or is about to reach, 35 states and the District of Columbia, I have some questions for those of you who oppose it:

1. Can you give me an argument against marriage equality that is not based in your religious beliefs?

2. Do you believe that majority rule trumps civil rights?

3. What specific negative impact has marriage equality in your state had on your marriage, or, what specific negative impact do you believe it will have when marriage equality reaches your state?

Still waiting for an answer! And here is another question:

4. How, specifically, does the marriage of any two people impinge upon the sanctity of your marriage?

Question 2 also applies to segregation and voting rights (and other matters as well).


Oct 18
Don’t worry. And don’t feed the fears!

Don’t worry. And don’t feed the fears!


Fears are like bears: if you feed them, you attract more of them.
Preachers will not be jailed for preaching against marriage equality.
Nobody is coming for our guns.
Ebola is not a conspiracy.
And nobody is coming for our guns.

Fears are like bears: if you feed them, you attract more of them.

Preachers will not be jailed for preaching against marriage equality.

Nobody is coming for our guns.

Ebola is not a conspiracy.

And nobody is coming for our guns.


Oct 11

Gun Question

hallowed-boudicca:

intelligentchristianlady:

To all those who know more about firearms than I do: I have tagged this post with some tags that are not exactly applicable to its subject (for which I apologize) in order to attract your attention, because I am in need of your expertise.

I am finally confessing that I am totally bewildered by the expression “lock and load.”

squatch-4-5 can probably answer this better but my first thought is locking the slide open, putting a loaded magazine in, and releasing the slide to chamber a round.

AHA! Thank you, that makes sense. I confess, I had not thought of the possibility of locking something open.


Oct 10

Gun Question

To all those who know more about firearms than I do: I have tagged this post with some tags that are not exactly applicable to its subject (for which I apologize) in order to attract your attention, because I am in need of your expertise.

I am finally confessing that I am totally bewildered by the expression “lock and load.”

The word “load” in this context means (I believe) to insert (or mount) bullets or a magazine (or an ammunition belt) into (or onto) the firearm in such a way that the ammunition will be fired out the barrel when the trigger is pulled.

It seems to me that the logical order of events would be “unlock, load, lock.”

But because I do not know what the term “lock” actually means in this context, I may be completely off base.

So what does “lock” mean here, and why does one do it first?

Or is “lock and load” strictly speaking not the actual order but simply used because it’s more euphonious than “load and lock,” or because “lock and load” sounds a little bit like “rock and roll”?

I’d greatly appreciate enlightenment from those of you who know, and thank you in advance for your patience.


Oct 8
Amen. Although I would revise this to say “fundamentalist male religious leaders.” And I would emphasize that this is true of not just fundamentalist Islam but also fundamentalist Judaism and all fundamentalist denominations of Christianity. I don’t know about other religions, such as Baha’i, Buddhism, Confucianism, etc., but I wouldn’t be surprised.

Amen. Although I would revise this to say “fundamentalist male religious leaders.” And I would emphasize that this is true of not just fundamentalist Islam but also fundamentalist Judaism and all fundamentalist denominations of Christianity. I don’t know about other religions, such as Baha’i, Buddhism, Confucianism, etc., but I wouldn’t be surprised.



Thought for the day

"You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."

                                                                             -Anne Lamott


Oct 7
I was going to tag this as humor, but after reading it over a coupe of times, I’m not sure…

I was going to tag this as humor, but after reading it over a coupe of times, I’m not sure…


Oct 5
Worth mentioning again: William Gibson says that people love conspiracy theories because a conspiracy theory is a model of the world that is easier to understand and makes more sense than the real world and is therefore less frightening than the real world.

Worth mentioning again: William Gibson says that people love conspiracy theories because a conspiracy theory is a model of the world that is easier to understand and makes more sense than the real world and is therefore less frightening than the real world.


Oct 4
Germany is about the size of New Mexico. It has no deserts. The weather is cloudy most of the time.

Germany is about the size of New Mexico. It has no deserts. The weather is cloudy most of the time.



Oct 3
Think about that. Eighty-five people. Versus three and a half billion people.

Think about that. Eighty-five people. Versus three and a half billion people.


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