Forgiving Paul of Tarsus

‘Pauline’ Christianity, that group of religions built around both the Gospels and the writings of Paul of Tarsus, has, at its core, a message of love and hope for everyone. The problem that many have when they approach this message is that it is also bound up with messages which degrade women and condemn homosexuals.  Continue reading

Love, God, and the Tao

Ever have a hard time defining or describing love? I have. How do I describe a feeling? How do I define it?

I can say what it does, and what it doesn’t do. I can point to manifestations, and say what it is not.

It has a name- Love- but that is just a name. It says nothing about love.

I can give it a label, like ‘good’ or ‘universal’, but that label is subjective, subject to change and interpretations, and limiting in a way that degrades love. Continue reading