Should I continue the Sunday Series, in which I expressed my feelings and ideas of every Sunday service I’ve been part of (gone to) since I returned to the church?
always wondered about this…
New York City is one of 57 independent jurisdictions in the country that is responsible for birth registration. Since 1971, Article 207, section 207.05 of the Health Code has authorized the issuance of new birth certificates for transgender persons. This section of the Health Code has not been amended in 43 years. Currently, to change sex on a birth certificate, the following are required:
- Court-ordered name change
- Proof of convertive surgery, generally interpreted as genital surgery, with:
- Surgical operative report; and
- Post-operative exam by physician specifying change of sex was completed
although still a taboo & damnation in the Church.
I often wonder how a person could live without God.
I’m not asking which faith system is correct or not.
In other words, how could a person live without a faith system — without God?
- If you answer, do so politely. I’m not looking for a fight of any kind with any atheist group and/or individual. I’m just curious.
Is there anything really sacred? Depending on your religious beliefs, you can choose any of hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of answers. If there’s one thing that I’ve leaned from Paganism and Pantheism is that the earth is sacred as the source of food and shelter for humanity while we (“mutant monkeys”) destroy it. The Dutch neofolk band Omnia said it best in two of their songs — Earth Warrior and I Don’t Speak Human.
It’s almost as a hippie revival taking place in Europe where some of the best music’s coming from. In any case, regardless of religion (or lack of) and/or the music you hold dear, we (“mutant monkeys”) should try to keep the earth’s delicate ecosystem alive and healthy.