And for you Unitarian-Universalist bloggers out there, don't forget that the deadline for the UU Carnival over at Chalice Chick's place is coming up tomorrow. Her topic is incredibly thought provoking and I look forward to working on my entry:
Religion words that move us, religion words that don't.
This is inspired, of course, by the recent discussion about "Lord" that sprung up in response to Peacebang's post about how wonderfully evocative she finds "Lord." But in the last month of so, we've also seen the Presbyterian church taking steps toward gender-neutral language.
Astrologer Rob Brezny reports that his drinking toast begins "To the Divine Trickster formerly known as God."
We're all talking about God and spirituality and using new words to do it.
Was the first time you heard God spoken of in female language a revelation for you? Are you rediscovering the power in the religious words of your childhood faith?
Or does your own difficult childhood make "God the father" a problematic phrase for you?
(I'm sure my Christian background has colored my examples. But you get the idea. People from non-Christian backgrounds doubly encouraged to participate here.)
Let's talk about the language we use when we talk about faith.
I am looking forward to catching up on my Carnival reading, and I hope you enjoy it too. Major props to Natalie Bennett of Philobiblon who conceived and organized the Carnival. Check out her new and improved site!
I am probably not going to have a chance to post anything substantive today -- so get over to the Carnival and party there!
I am the worst feminist blogger ever. It's been an extremely busy month and thus, I completely forgot to note International Women's Day on March 8. I also forgot to participate in or publicize Blog Against Sexism Day sponsored by Vegankid on March 8. But it's not too late to read all the great posts. Vegankid's post has links to all the participants who blogged against sexism on March 8.
And I have also overlooked the Carnival of Feminists not once but twice! But again there is no rule that says you have to read the Carnival posts immediately after they come out, so get over there and start catching up on your reading: