Fiddling with Fire

Primates of the Anglican Communion are meeting this week in Canterbury, England at Archbishop Welby's invite to the first time since the 2011 Dublin meetings to discuss the growing schisms within the Communion. At stake, some would say, is the very existence of the Communion itself. I was raised in the mire of hyper-calvinism (not exactly …

Cesspool of Dreams

It always starts with the whispers. Voiceless premonitions - indications - intuitions - that something is bubbling up from the cesspool of the mind.  That I'm about to fall down.  Down..  Down... Into the shit. Sometimes the pool swirls in silent rage.  Breaths quicken, limbs twitch, thoughts run and yell and scream.  A possession of …

Elegy of a Castaway

A child weeps upon the unforgiving ground, bleeding from the rape of heart and soul that tore his self into a crimson lump of battered hopes and dreams, a glut of spoiled reveries and rotten, misbegotten vagaries that reek offensively, a corpse-forged compost mound surrounded by the holy black of ceaseless night where devils lurk …

The End of Religion

What role have I left for religion? None. And I have left none because the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ leaves none. Christianity is not a religion; it is the announcement of the end of religion. Religion consists of all the things (believing, behaving, worshiping, sacrificing) the human race has ever thought …