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Year of Sundays

When I discovered the poetry of Charlie Sheen, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit in this blogging project. Case in point? “A Thoughtless Soul,” which concludes thus:

Yet masking truth and hiding pain,
Will surely take it’s toll,
Will he unto others, or to himself,
Remain a thoughtless soul?

Although the apostrophe in line two is his, not mine, the thoughts could easily have been ripped right out of my bleary-faced skull on just any given Sunday since we started this writing project.

But enough about our blog. Let’s talk about what people are saying about our blog!

Erin, whose online journal, Mapless: Trying Not to Stomp the Flowers, chronicles her own journey of faith, writes that although our church visits will take place mainly in Portland, “I don’t think their thoughts and experiences are entirely irrelevant to people outside of our metro area. It could be an interesting study in what church and religious services are like to the outsider.” Absolutely! If we’ve done our job, the universal nature of human spiritual experience will shine through bright and clear as a beaker of vodka. Also, we have plans to visit churches in other areas as well, time and budget permitting.

The weekend update at Faith and Food says, “The articles so far have been insightful and entertaining. They aren’t Christian and they aren’t merely attending Christian groups. If either of those facts bother you, consider yourself duly warned.” Dum Dum Daaaaa!

Regarding my post about our visit to the Unitarian Universalist church, Dale, over at Faith in Honest Doubt, says, “they had me at Voltaire shortly after already having me at tautological, and those were embellishments of the having-of-me in the very premise of the blog. Namely, the co-authoring couple will visit Portland-area churches over the next year and write up their findings. Upon the evidence presented to date, they will do so entertainingly.”

Thanks, Dale!  We’ll try to keep our posts as entertaining at the church services themselves.

Giving Up the Love for Year of Sundays

 

When we officially announced this crazy, wiggy, madcap search for God (or a decent choir), I let a few other bloggers know about it. The idea was to make a big list and tell a whole buttload of people about what we’re doing, but I’d poured myself an exceptionally long pull of Irish Whiskey and soda, and, well, the project is what it is. Happily, word got around, even from that bleary-eyed effort, and I thought you might like to see what people are saying.

 

Erin, whose blog “Mapless:Trying Not to Stomp the Flowers,” chronicles her own journey of faith, writes that although our church visits will take place mainly in Portland, “I don’t think their thoughts and experiences are entirely irrelevant to people outside of our metro area. It could be an interesting study in what church and religious services are like to the outsider.” Absolutely! Snark aside, if we’ve done our job, the universal nature of human spiritual experience will shine through bright and clear. Also, we have plans to visit churches in other areas as well, time and budget permitting.

 

The weekend update at Faith and Food says, “The articles so far have been insightful and entertaining. They aren’t Christian and they aren’t merely attending Christian groups. If either of those facts bother you, consider yourself duly warned.” Dum Dum Daaaaa!

 

Regarding my post about our visit to the Unitarian Universalist church, Dale, over at Faith in Honest Doubt, says, “they had me at Voltaire shortly after already having me at tautological, and those were embellishments of the having-of-me in the very premise of the blog. Namely, the co-authoring couple will visit Portland-area churches over the next year and write up their findings. Upon the evidence presented to date, they will do so entertainingly.”

 

Thanks, Dale! We’ll try to keep our posts as entertaining at the church services themselves.

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