Don't let your schooling interfere with your education.
~ Pete Seeger

Friday, August 29, 2008

An Apology

I would like to apologize to Christians everywhere – all of you, not just the conservative ones I've been having this conversation with – for calling Paul an "arrogant jerk" and a liar. I feel sad that I did this, and regret it, because it did not meet my own need for respecting you, or connection, and not even for my own integrity. I have no right to so arrogantly dis someone that you hold in such high regard, and I'm sorry. I could have respectfully disagreed with some of what he said, and I will revise my post "Thoughts on God and Sex" to reflect this.

Besides, Paul wrote some really beautiful stuff that was spot on, like I Corinthians 13, which, besides being spot on, is remarkable in its beauty. He certainly deserves respect for that.

I was wrong. I apologize.

3 comments:

ajandmac said...

...he could have still been an arrogant jerk...

we don't really know...

sometimes even jerks write beautiful words...

Anonymous said...

"Could We Start Again, Please?" is actually from Jesus Christ Superstar (the movie) and not Godspell.

Seda said...

Oops, you're right! Sorry!

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
~Helen Keller

Reading List for Information about Transpeople

  • Becoming a Visible Man, by Jamison Green
  • Conundrum, by Jan Morris
  • Gender Outlaw, by Kate Bornstein
  • My Husband Betty, by Helen Boyd
  • Right Side Out, by Annah Moore
  • She's Not There, by Jennifer Boylan
  • The Riddle of Gender, by Deborah Rudacille
  • Trans Liberation, by Leslie Feinberg
  • Transgender Emergence, by Arlene Istar Lev
  • Transgender Warriors, by Leslie Feinberg
  • Transition and Beyond, by Reid Vanderburgh
  • True Selves, by Mildred Brown
  • What Becomes You, by Aaron Link Raz and Hilda Raz
  • Whipping Girl, by Julia Serano
I have come into this world to see this:
the sword drop from men's hands even at the height
of their arc of anger
because we have finally realized there is just one flesh to wound
and it is His - the Christ's, our
Beloved's.
~Hafiz