How to Talk About Your Religious Beliefs (Without Being a Jerk)
A few things to keep in mind as you enter the dangerous realm of public religious dialogue.

Your responsibility is to openly describe the view from where you stand and hope that something in that is helpful or encouraging or challenging to people. Let people know where you are, and ask them to meet you there in relationship.

As you talk about God and faith, resist the temptation to try and move people anywhere. That’s God’s job.

44 years without James Douglas Morrison

(December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)

“People are afraid of themselves, of their own reality; their feelings most of all. People talk about how great love is, but that’s bullshit. Love hurts. Feelings are disturbing. People are taught that pain is evil and dangerous. How can they deal with love if they’re afraid to feel? Pain is meant to wake us up. People try to hide their pain. But they’re wrong. Pain is something to carry, like a radio. You feel your strength in the experience of pain. It’s all in how you carry it. That’s what matters. Pain is a feeling. Your feelings are a part of you. Your own reality. If you feel ashamed of them, and hide them, you’re letting society destroy your reality. You should stand up for your right to feel your pain.”

― Jim Morrison


Originally the Goddess of the nighttime sky, but eventually became referred to as simply the Sky Goddess. Her themes are air and health. Her symbols are a pot, turquoise, musk, a star, wind and cow images. She is considered one of the oldest deities among the Egyptian pantheon. 

Her brother and husband is the earth-god Geb. Nut and Geb were married in secret against the will of Ra, the one-time King of the Gods. When Ra found them coupling, he had Shu the air-god violently seperate them, forcing Geb to the earth, where his body’s contours became the hills, and lifting Nut into the sky. Since then they have always been separated, and Geb has been inconsolable. Ra then forbade Nut to have her children on any day of the year. But Thoth, god of wisdom, helped her, by winning at gaming with the Moon. From his winnings–which were a little of the Moon’s light–Thoth made five extra days that were outside the year, and Nut was able to give birth to her five children. 

Like Hathor, Nut can take the form of a cow. She is also depicted as a slender woman whose arched body touches the earth with only the tips of her fingers and her tippy-toes, her starry body forming the heavens. Nut’s fingers and toes were believed to touch the four cardinal points or directions of north, south, east, and west.