Category Archives: Women’s Issues

Dear Taliban – For Malala

Dear Taliban:

You have already lost, you know. You might as well just give it up.

I know that you people have sworn that if Malala lives, you will find her and “finish the job.” But you know what happens then?

Girls all over your nation will rise up and begin clamoring to go to school and have an education just like Malala. She will become their hero, their martyr. We Christians call many of these people “saints.” And perhaps you are not familiar with the statement made by Tertullian in the 2nd century: “The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.” Yes indeed, and you see how huge and powerful the Christian faith has become over the last 2K years, don’t you? Oh yes. Martyrdom is VERY EFFECTIVE.

So you bear that in mind. Shed Malala’s blood and you will water a tree so mighty you will be completely overwhelmed by it. She will be more dangerous to you and your way of life if you kill her, than if you just left her alone to live and go to school and be an example to other young girls who will follow in her footsteps.

It’s inevitable, Taliban. Give it up now. You have already lost, and that is why you strike out in such desperation.

Sucks to be you, doesn’t it?

Yours,
Me

Who is More Pro-Science?

OK, so I just viewed this video:

And I thought, “Well, apparently Dr. Tyson isn’t familiar with moments like this” and my mind went to this:

Or this:

Or this:


And yes, Sherri Shepherd is a Christian. Probably shades more evangelical than not.

Or various rabid Christians who say that homosexuality is a sin – that women’s bodies can shut pregnancy down in cases of rape – that birth control methods like the Pill or Depo-Provera cause abortions and therefore should be outlawed or in some way rendered unavailable for women – condoms don’t prevent AIDS – things like that. At least, this seems to be the way it goes here in the US, anyway. And most of the people who espouse these views are fundamentalist Christian Republicans. They even base policies on these views. And that’s what makes it so dangerous – they seem to want to take the country back to the 11th century or even earlier, and I can’t call that a “good idea” in the 21st century, in this connected/internet age.

Just had to put that out there…