- "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
Category Archives: Religion
You might want to mark the date on your calendar, because what I’m about to tell you has never happened before, nor is it likely to ever happen again in our lifetimes. On May 22, 2013, Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic church, that skeevy nest of gold hoarding, child molesting… yes, that Roman church, said something that I completely agree with. During his morning homily, which is the Catholic word for sermon, in case, like me, you … Continue reading
Over the years I’ve had discussions with many friends and relatives of the conservative Christian persuasion regarding their Lord’s admonition to feed the hungry, feed the sick, and generally be their brother or sister’s keeper. It seems to me that most of them misunderstand what Jesus really meant in this regard. Most conservatives Christians are ideologically opposed to any expansion of social programs to help the poor, and 99 times in 100 they tend to fall back on religious beliefs to justify their actions … Continue reading
”Divinity reveals herself in all things… everything has Divinity latent within itself. For she enfolds and imparts herself even unto the smallest beings, and from the smallest beings, according to their capacity. Without her presence nothing would have being, because she is the essence of the existence of the first unto the last being.” Giordano Bruno, 1548 – February 17, 1600
God was in the water that day Pickin’ through the roots and stones Trippin’ over sunken logs Tryin’ not to make his presence known God was in the water that day Wadin’ in careful steps Bubbles risin’ from his feet Comin’ up from the muddy depths … God was in the air that day Breathin’ out a haunted breeze Tryin’ not to make a sound Shufflin’ through the dried up leaves God was in the air that day Circlin’ like … Continue reading