Category Archives: Bad ideas about God

Litany for a Pandem—

Never mind. All my churches are online now, sanctuaries I can practically touch and smell in memory, voices I love that I haven’t heard in years. Yes, O God, I said love. You are my obsession that I can’t help; … Continue reading

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Lofty and Uplifted, part 2

My mother had her babies 1950s-style: she had zero preparation, withstood the pain of childbirth until it became unbearable, begged for relief, was immediately knocked out, and missed the big moment entirely.   After giving birth to my older brother, … Continue reading

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Lofty and Uplifted, part 1

I’ve been reading about You: what a monster You are. For years, I’ve mindlessly recited the Song of Moses in Morning Prayer: I will sing to the Lord, for he is lofty and uplifted,  the horse and its rider has … Continue reading

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Have Some Words

Here, try these. It doesn’t matter if you think God is a fantasy, a bully, or a cream puff. Take a look at them, even say them out loud. See what you think. —– —– —– —– —– O Lord, … Continue reading

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