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May 5, 2009

2:37 PM

Angels and Demons and Death Threats - Oh My!

Source: The Huffington Post

There is nothing humorous about violence in the name of religion, whether it is threatened or actualized. Neither is there anything upbeat about religious intolerance -- on either side of the question.Continued at Huffington Post
14 Comment(s).

Posted by Nefertari:

Je m'excuse, je fuis française et ne comprend pas bien l'anglais. C'est vous qui avait reçu des menaces de mort ou Dan Brown? Pourriez vous m'expliquer Kathleen?:-?
May 6, 2009 @ 5:23 AM

Posted by Surface Earth:

Greetings.

I am a large fan of Ms. McGowan's books, for many reasons, perhaps most importantly, the courage to explore and set same to writing.

I agree, there cannot be in the pure sense violence taken in the name of religion, if religions is meant to be spirit and love.

Best,

Surface Earth
May 9, 2009 @ 3:48 PM

Posted by Aimee:

It is so disappointing that in the 21st Century Catholics, like Mr.Donohue are so threatened by fiction. It makes me wonder what is he afraid of?
May 14, 2009 @ 1:06 PM

Posted by Felipe Machado:

hi, i´m from Brazil and every one has ready your book the espect one realy want know when the book of love arrive in natinal territory, please give me some answer thanks.
May 26, 2009 @ 1:13 PM

Posted by Márcia:

Hi. Sorry for my English. I'm from Brazil and I've reading your book "The Ring's Secret" about Maria Madalena and I would like to know if it's a real history about the evangelium of her or not. I didn´t see the book that I've reading in your site. Why not ?? Thanks
Márcia
May 29, 2009 @ 10:44 AM

Posted by Márcia:

Sorry for my stupids questions. I finished the book and I found the answers that I did. Congratulations !!! I'll looking for more informations about Her.
Sorry my English again...
June 1, 2009 @ 1:16 PM

Posted by Leslie Perkel:

Thank you for your inspiring comments on raising our children. I am a single mom with a very handsome and manly 15 year old. He looks 20! By some miracle, he has managed to remain a virgin in spite of our culture and his physical maturity. I have tried to strike a balance in my discussions with him about sex that acknowledges our society has changed and it will probably be unrealistic to expect him to wait until he is married to have sex. I have taught him that sex is at its best when with someone he really cares about. I told him that my first experiences were horrible and did not bring me happiness and that I wished for him and the young lady he gives himself to, to create a beautiful and loving experience for each other. I have taught him that it is normal and healthy to have the feelings and desires he has, but that he should always respect anyone he becomes intimately involved with, and he should respect himself. I have just finished reeading "The Book of Love" and am so overwhelmed with emotion and insights that it would take a book to record all of them. In short, at a time when I was experiencing extreme loneliness and spiritual isolation, your book reminded me of our best and highest selves and what we can strive for in our lives and relationships. It also gave me comfort, hope and reassurance that love is always with me, even when I feel separated from it and alone. I plan to incorporate some of the lessons about love and intimacy and the eternal nature of our loving relationships with my son when he returns home from camp. We have had many discussions about the idea that our relationships with the people in our lives are experienced for a reason, and that we have been together before. I hope that I can give him something valuable to think about and strive for as he makes important decisions about his life and loves. I am looking forward to staying connected to your blog and exchanging ideas and experiences with like-minded souls. With love,
July 1, 2009 @ 7:33 AM

Posted by Ursula:

I just finished reading both books and I was blown away.
The subject of Jesus and Mary Magdalene has interested me since
I read "Holy Blood Holy Grail" many years ago.
Both books have resonated with me very much and I hope millions
of people get a chance to read them!!
July 13, 2009 @ 4:26 PM

Posted by Gilberto Darmstädter:

Sou do BRASIL, estou lendo o seu livro "O Segredo do Anel" é um livro maravilhoso, Parabéns, o livro prende muito a atenção da gente, cada página que a gente lê, nos enche de curiosidade e expectativa para ver o que acontece. A personagem Maureen Paschal é muito interessante,estou Adorando.CONGRATULATIONS!!!!
July 21, 2009 @ 1:12 PM

Posted by Roberta:

I do agree that death threaths are not part of God's plan. I hope that the love we have been sending to these people will enlighten them someday.
September 8, 2009 @ 3:36 AM

Posted by Duncan Hamilton:

I believe we are cousins from way back. I would like to contact you and talk geneology. Thanks, Duncan:-?
September 26, 2009 @ 7:58 AM

Posted by Nefertari:

Bonjour Kathlenn, quel dommage que vous ne lisiez pas nos commentaires, cela nous ferez surement avancer. Je viens de finir le livre de l'amour, j'adore aussi, mais j'ai des tas de questions qui restent sans réponses ! Oh my god:)
October 14, 2009 @ 4:22 AM

Posted by susan mackay:

I digress from the original post to add a comment about 'the book of love' It troubled me that mathilda did have to go to war....and that for all her absolute faith in god things didnt exactly always turn out...I am left somewhat perturbed by both these thoughts as i found everything else in the novel entirely inspiring. If one assumes that Mathilda fought justly to protect and defend, then where are the lines drawn? There is so much violence perpetrated in the name of that and god, that i am not sure there really is such a thing as a holy war....if love conquers all, is there some idea that through active passivity and passionate prayer, there can be some idea of a 'love victory'?
December 20, 2009 @ 2:58 PM

Posted by Jim (aka, jimpa) Chaney:

Sister Kathleen: I belong to a Lay-led, progresive Catholic community in Denver (aka, an Independent Eucharisic Community), informed by Vatican II, Peace & Social Justice and Our Mother, the Holy Spirit (aka, the Divine Feminine). I am very intrigued by your books and wait with baited breath for teh Poet Prince. I also attend a Buddghist Christian InterSpitiual Community (BCIC - We have studied and shared the Gnostic Gospels of Mary, Thomas, Phillip and others.) and occasionally, a Quaker Meeting. All of these spiritual communities welcome everyone, including many GLBT Family, Friends and Loved Ones. Where do our GLBT communities fit in your Magdalene, heiros-gamos, divine union theology? Would you be open to leading a weekend workshop in Denver at our BCIC and possibly elsewhere? Please advise at your earliest convenience. Blessings Be. Many thanks. Jim Chaney, Denver 303-715-0742 (My grandson penned me 'jimpa' seven years ago, love that name!)
February 16, 2010 @ 1:40 PM