Archive for the ‘Religion’ Category
Here is an actual book sold on Amazon which purports to address the topic of sex in the afterlife. Seriously.
I didn’t have time to read all the reviews, but here’s a good one:
A long long time ago I was sliced in half and my body instantly vaporized. Fortunately, my love making package remained intact in the afterlife. Much to my dismay, I discovered that…things…worked a little different. Have you ever tried making love with a body completely composed of ecto-plasm? I’m afraid the endeavor is quite difficult. Plus, she-ghosts are anything but easy to woo.
This book really changed all of that for me. Ever since then, my nether sex life has been greatly improved. Sex in the afterlife is the shizz. This book comes highly recommended.
I’m sure there are more like that. You can get the book here.
Great trip! You turn a corner and see sights like that in the picture I took below of the Dome of the Rock and the Western Wall.
The religious tourism has been amazing and funny. Amazing for obvious reasons. Funny because in certain places people do such devoutly religious things and I just sort of stand amongst them and eat ice cream or some banal stupid thing with which I’m not meaning to be disrespectful in any way, while people glare at me for allegedly being disrespectful.(Really? Is that how weak your faith and your God are? That eating a snack food sends you and Him — Her? — into an emotional tailspin?)
“That is not honoring our religious beliefs!”
“What? I’m just eating a KitKat.”
In Tzvat, an ancient mountaintop center of mystical Kabbalah. And artist colony.
Me: “Shall I annoy people by asking everyone I meet if they’ve seen Madonna?”
Boyfriend: <nervous laughter>
This might seem like a bit of an overreach to some. But I think Sarah is dangerous, especially if the economy ever tanks worse than it did this last time, which is possible since Capitol Hill and the White House seem incapable of properly regulating bankers.
Poor woman can’t be praising Jesus and carrying on speaking in tongues without someone lifting her wig, for chrissakes.
If you don’t know who Kenny Loggins is, you will scratch your head and move on to the next post.
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There will be a screening of the 2013 Oscar-nominated documentary How To Survive A Plague, which totally should have won the Oscar last month (but did not).
The event is sponsored by the Fenway Community Health Center (FCHC) and the Harvard School of Public Health and will take place in FCHC’s ginormous 10th floor auditorium at 1350 Boylston Street in Boston, one block away from Fenway Park.
After the screening, yours truly, along with Peter Staley — one of the main characters in the documentary — and world renowned AIDS researcher Ken Mayer will discuss the film and the all-at-once frightening and enervating time in which the documentary is set.
Peter Staley is there because he’s Peter Staley. Dr. Mayer is there because he knows as much as anyone about AIDS now and then. And I will be there because I wore three hats during that awful, tragic time: first I worked at an AIDS service organization in Denver before there were any treatments — a terrible time I had managed to put out of my mind until I was recently asked to take part in this event. Then I was a journalist covering all these issues for most of my adult life. And, of course, throughout it all I was a gay man.
It should be an interesting discussion — at times sad, at times funny, at times uplifting. I hope you can make it.
The event starts at 5:30 with a reception, then the film screening at 6:00, then the three of us will try to keep you around for the discussion afterward.
And, by all means, if you come because of this blog, come up and introduce yourself to me afterward.