To believe or act as if somebody has zero to offer me, simply because they don’t seem “woke” enough, is also an unfair and unjust form of domination. And I hope that I will, as far as it is possible, keep pathways to relationship open for people, wh…
…I’m learning to do as an adult is question and not let any discomfort with what is said to me rest. Instead, I go back to the Bible, and I commune with other women, particularly black women, for guidance, two methods that I would not have given any thought to just a few short years ago.
…ubies.”), not realizing until years later—on the same afternoon of my rediscovery of Mary Magdalene—that she wasn’t just a virtuous woman, but an exceedingly competent woman who was at the same time an aspiration, not a real person. In fact, many would argue that Mary Magdalene is the personification of wisdom and that’s it.
…hing, and if so, how could we walk away with two completely different ideologies? Because of power. Their whiteness affords them a power, and because Christianity is the dominant religion in this country, their worship is a means of sublimating white supremacy.