Archive for May, 2010

The Sacred as Inalterable

May 30, 2010

The sacred is the uniquely inalterable. (Max Weber)

Those who so greatly exalt incorruptibility, inalterability, et cetera, are reduced to talking this way, I believe, by their great desire to go on living, and by the terror they have of death. They do not reflect that if men were immortal, they themselves would never have come into the world. Such men really deserve to encounter a Medusa’s head which would transmute them into statues of jasper or diamond, and thus make them more perfect than they are. (Galileo)

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Documentary: “8: The Mormon Proposition”

May 1, 2010

Watch the trailer for the documentary film “8: The Mormon Proposition.”

Synopsis:

“8: The Mormon Proposition” exposes the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the religion’s secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in California and Utah as Mormons, following their prophet’s call to action, wage spiritual warfare with money and misinformation against gay citizens, doing everything they can to deny them of marriage and the rights that come with it. 8: The Mormon Proposition opens in theaters on June 18th, 2010, two years after the first gay marriages took place in California (June 17th, 2008).

Update: Visit Religion Dispatches for an article by Joanna Brooks entitled “8: The Mormon Proposition Gets It Right.”