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Mixing Politics and Religion

My grandfather seemed wise with years walking his rural spiritual path in a relentlessly white Christian dualistic church dividing sinful nature from sacred spirit. He counseled: Do not mix religion and politics. I wonder how he would feel about this mix of sacred and profane if he were to meet my out lesbian activist senior UU minister. Clearly we have mixed up our religious community within our local political culture When we called this clergy person we did not ask her to leave her politics at any sacred ordained door. On the contrary we recognize and celebrate that she and we are politically empowered and disempowered, enlightened and unenlightened identities with naturally spiritual experiences, family traditions and theological ecological and un-ecological agendas. I wonder would my grandfather notice: If calling an out feminist lesbian as our minister mixes religion and politics, against his well-meant advice So too: Calling a straight white male as his first and second and third and fourth and fifth and sixth... pastor was also mixing politics and religion and sexuality Also against his own patriarchal not feminist, monotheistic not polytheistic, monoculturing not polyculturally resilient healthy loving advice Especially for a family farmer valuing crop and income diversity who started out as an adolescent relying on organic horsepower, spirited stallions and mares capable of peak experiences and making ponies and fertilizing fields with sacred regenerative practices for exercising empowering agency Giving birth to future naturally religious politically enlightened and unenlightened gender role identified bodies Yang strong and Yintegral flowing wu-wei admixtures of secular politics and sacred enculturing religious integrity Monotheistic awe and polytheistic wonder and panentheistic integrity and atheistic questioning experiences cooperatively inclusive Resiliently polycultural political and sexual dynamic communicators within enlightened tribes togathering across empowering species.

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