Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.
Loren, doesn't it feel like living on a roller coaster. We go along, enjoying the ride, watching the scenery, paying no particular attention to whether the nuts and bolts of the coaster work properly. All is cool, we feel so in charge of our lives, not a care in the world and that lovely climb to the top! One can see forever from there.
Then whosh! fully engaged, eyes wide open, wind flashing past our ears, our mouths and noses unable to take in air and all we can do is scream.
Well my grandmothers were at the same place on their roller coaster as we are right now.
Who will be authors of our stories? Who will go crazy and who will commit suicide? Who will be prepared and ready for a rough ride? Who will come through it a little wiser and stronger and grateful to be alive?
We live in interesting times.
4 hours ago
I like a lot of Michael Moore's ideas. He's a Catholic, but one interesting thing he said is "We will not back theocracies."
Bertold, A must read. Michael Moore for president.
The underlying principles of our government as taught to our kids, remain so far from the truth, I kind of choke when I read the documents.
An early rendition of The Constitution, a living document, defined people to be citizens if they were white, male and landowners.
Can we live in a government that lied?
Tom wrote, "The "Free Market" label serves a purpose: it conceals the truth that from America's earliest years markets have been subsidized by taxpayers?"
Were we ever a nation of a government protecting the rights of people? Certainly not now. Government for the corporation, by and for the corporation does not define the kind of government in which I want to give my allegiance.
3 hours ago