I've been meaning to set this blog up for some time, and I'm really hoping to do something meaningful with it. But I'm a Mum, and God knows Mums don't have much time.
The idea behind this blog is to explore religion and politics from a feminist, socialist, Christian perspective. Now, I know that sounds rather oxymoronic (or even just moronic!) but I really don't feel there's a conflict. Part of that comes from my church, the United Church of Canada, which is both pro-woman feminist and Christian. (I don't think they take a stand on the socialism bit.) Part of it comes from inside. You know how you just know what is right and what is wrong? It's from that place. And of course, part of it comes from the teachings of Jesus. Jesus said feed the poor; Conservatives seem to say fuck the poor. Jesus said "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone"; Conservatives say, "Strap 'em down and kill 'em". That is not Christianity.
I'm going to post a more detailed "what I believe" post shortly, and it'll cover a few areas. I'll also post more on "who I am". Though in a lot of ways, those are the same thing.
Anyway, if you're reading, welcome. I hope you'll find this an interesting read. I don't expect you to agree with me on everything, but I do expect respectful discussion. More on policies to come.