#MoralMonday"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice."
"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.
Will we be extremists for hate or for love?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“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.”
Tag Archives: Jesus
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
A friend shared this photo on Facebook earlier today, showing a couple of innocent children who are being brainwashed to hate and fear. It’s unfortunate that their parents cannot be charged with some form of child abuse in our backward thinking society. The God these children’s parents claim to worship doesn’t hate anyone. Jesus embraced outcasts and the oppressed, both of which describe how gay people, among others, are treated in our society today. He preached a message that stated … Continue reading
There is much lamenting within conservative Christian circles this presidential election cycle. “Jesus is not on the ballot this year,” the catchphrase says. The two Earth-bound candidates, self-avowed Christians both, don’t cut it. One is a Mormon. The other is a Democrat. The lamenters should thank heaven that Jesus isn’t on the ballot. A real Christ candidacy would be a mighty inconvenience. The status quo would collapse. The system’s complacent corruptions would be revealed. Everyone’s spiritual hypocrisy would be exposed. … Continue reading