I first heard of this through The Greenbelt. Blog Against Theocracy will be a blogswarm - many bloggers writing on the same topic at the same time - over Easter weekend, April 6, 7 and 8:
The idea is to post at least once from Friday to Sunday Easter Weekend, April 6-8.I've thought about this a couple of days, about whether or not I should write about this, about whether or not I would flag it as "off-topic" for this blog. I will. And I won't.
The post will be against theocracy, in favor of our Constitutional guarantee of separation of church and state. But there are a LOT of issues tied to this, as is pointed out in the First Freedom First website:
So take your pick and write your post(s). Really, the wider variety of topics makes it all the more interesting.
- No religious discrimination.
- PRO End-of-Life Care (no more Terri Schiavo travesties)
- Reproductive health decisions made by individuals, not religious "majorities"
- Democracy not Theocracy
- Academic Integrity (like, a rock is as old as it is, not as old as the Bible says)
- Sound Science (good bye so-called "intelligent" design)
- Respect for ALL families (based on love, not sexual orientation. Hellooooo.)
- The right to worship, OR NOT.
- The blog against theocracy blogswarm, Blue Gal
First, I will contribute to the blogswarm. When I mentioned it to my partner, a minister, he said that I should totally do it, that I "have a compelling story." We'll see about that. I will write from a personal perspective, from my experience. I'm thinking about a three-part post, one for each day.
Second, there is definitely a connection between gardening and spirituality for me, so this is completely on-topic for this blog. I'll leave the details for my third post next weekend.
[Updated 2007.04.08: My outline an writing plans have changed slightly. I've written two posts so far. I'll be back later today - after church! - to write three more posts.]
- Poem: Speak for Yourself (Blog Against Theocracy #1)
- Blog Against Theocracy #2: Childhood
- Blog Against Theocracy #3: Adolescence
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