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720: SUFIs

“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the Christian/atheist blog that considers life and religion in all its manifestations. Whirling dervishes, with their acts of worship consisting of a fast spinning dance, have always seemed special to me. Their ecstatic expression of faith reminds me of the trances I saw worshippers go into at the voodoo ceremonies […]

663: JUST JESUS #3: by William Herzog

Just Jesus, No God! is Zingcreed’s new motto. “In the final analysis, the Gospels preserved more than enough material to encourage the unfinished task of reconstructing the historical Jesus from one age to the next. Out of the maze of parables, riddles, aphorisms, conflicts, healings, exorcisms, charges, questions, counter questions, Torah disputes, temple incidents, the drama […]

654: INSIDE AUTISM: GASLIGHTING by Rhi

Summary: “The writer describes how isolated she felt as an undiagnosed autistic person. No one she knew saw the world as she did. Growing self knowledge and a diagnosis of autism have enabled her to live a better life.” The thoughts of an autistic woman Gaslighting Posted onOCTOBER 3, 2016CategoriesAutism Being an undiagnosed autistic has […]

600: “I WANT MY COUNTRY BACK!” BY JONATHAN BARTLEY

I am voting ‘remain’ to get my country back By Jonathan Bartley JUNE 23, 2016 Thursday 23 June 2016 won’t just be a referendum about our membership of Europe. It will be a vote about the kind of country we want to be. The kind of world we want to live in. The way we […]

598: NOBODIES, A POEM BY WESTLEY INGRAM

Nobodies Nobody plots against us. There is nobody to resist. Brother wind and Sister water have no malice in their fists. The water now turned brackish is as clear as in my childhood. The storms are still as beautiful, the ocean still as dark as blood. Life was hard, just ask my parents. And life […]

596: DANIEL BERRIGAN’S WISE AND WITTY TEN COMMANDMENTS

1) Call on Jesus when all else fails. Call on Him when all else succeeds (except that never happens). 2) Don’t be afraid to be afraid or appalled to be appalled. How do you think the trees feel these days, or the whales, or, for that matter, most humans? 3) Keep your soul to yourself. […]

593: FERAL JESUS

This amazing blog was drawn to my attention by Martin King at the 10th Europoean Christian Anarchist Conference held outside London in June 2016. I must read more of this guy. Some of his essays are published in a book, available from the website FeralJesus.com. This is his latest writing which I have copied without […]

588: RED CHRISTIAN DOCUMENTS #43: THE PRICE OF PEACEMAKING BY DANIEL BERRIGAN

We have assumed the name of peacemakers, but we have been, by and large, unwilling to pay any significant price. And because we want the peace with half a heart and half a life and will, the war, of course, continues. War, by its nature, is total – but the waging of peace, by our […]

587: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WORLD’S #1 CHRISTIAN ANARCHIST

“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the world’s only Christian/atheist blog. This post is the first of several resulting from my weekend at the 10th European Christian Anarchist Conference held at the Catholic Worker Farm in Hertfordshire, just outside London. Zingcreed is happy and privileged to report on the talks given at the conference in the […]

585: EiiR + NIGERIAN BAPTISTS + ME = COMMUNITY

My nearest church had posters up this week advertising a celebration of worship, music and food on the Queen’s birthday. I decided to go. Where I grew up, 100 miles from London, the church hall was the only place meetings could be held. There simply were no other premises, so card players and flower arrangers […]