Same sex marriage

“The right to marry whoever one wishes is an elementary human right compared to which ‘the right to attend an integrated school, the right to sit where one pleases on a bus, the right to go into any hotel or recreation area or place of amusement, regardless of one’s skin or color or race’ are minor indeed.

Even political rights, like the right to vote, and nearly all other rights enumerated in the Constitution, are secondary to the inalienable human rights to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence; and to this category the right to home and marriage unquestionably belongs.”

Via Andrew Sullivan, in the aftermath of a court decision overturning California’s same sex marriage ban.

Book me a space in heaven, please!

To be in hell is to drift … to be in heaven is to steer.

George Bernard Shaw, Don Juan In Hell.

What’s been done

“What’s been done in the name of Jesus?
What’s been done in the name of Buddha?
What’s been done in the name of Islam?
What’s been done in the name of man?
What’s been done in the name of liberation?
And in the name of civilization?
And in the name of race?
And in the name of peace?

Loves to see
Justice done
On somebody else.”

Bruce Cockburn, “Justice”

Sticks and stones

“everything we’ve built
could be our demise
it’s the sticks and stones
that wear us down
that often save our lives”

Mute Math, Break The Same

Made me laugh

“You know it’s late July when the Montreal Gazette’s editorialists deem acceptable any “backyard chicken operation” that’s doesn’t contravene existing noise, smell and pest regulations. All we can say is: Someone moves chickens into the backyard next to ours, there’s going to be trouble. And fried chicken.”

Christ vs. Christianity

“Maybe commitment to Christ means not being a Christian.”

– Anne Rice, author of Christ The Lord: Out of Egypt, reaffirms her commitment to Jesus while renouncing her association with Christianity (i.e., the religion).

Background here (Rice herself links to this article on her Facebook page).

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