- "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
Someone very important to me is a member of one of these churches, and one day I’m going to march down there and call that charlatan preacher out in public.
I’ll have more to say about this one day soon, but right now (I just finished watching the video) I am simply too angry and appalled for anything I could say to be coherent, much less constructive.
“Cosmos is a Greek word for the order of the universe. It is, in a way, the opposite of Chaos. It implies the deep interconnectedness of all things. It conveys awe for the intricate and subtle way in which the universe is put together.” Carl Sagan I’ve had a lot of time to think about a lot of things this week. I ran across the quote above and the article below on Facebook while killing time at the hospital. I … Continue reading
Pictured here are the remains of Burial 9, who lived in what is today northern Vietnam some 4,000 years ago. We don’t know much about Burial 9, not even his name, but what we do know tells us as much about our own culture as it does about his. Burial 9 is what remains of a young man buried among others of his people at a site called Bac Man. What sets him apart from his peers is the position … Continue reading
Wealth erodes through any government regulations, buying off both legislators and enforcers. Wealth twisted the 14th constitutional amendment into a justification for corporate personhood, and it is just as likely to twist into ineffectiveness the amendment to end corporate personhood that is now being proposed by so many reformers. Government and business merge, as in Mussolini’s description of fascism. The only way to avoid rule by the wealthy class is to not have a wealthy class. And once profit has been enshrined as the … Continue reading