When I was younger I discovered that going to our local cemetery and just sitting near the fish pond beside a large mausoleum was a great idea. It was a chance to meditate and contemplate and think without all the interruptions of the hustle and bustle of daily living in a small city. —–
Besides the peace and calm that prevails in a well-respected cemetery there is also the idea that somehow the spirits of those who lie at rest there can contribute to the creative thought process. —–
I know that is morbid as Hell but I always wondered about it. —– Is there a strange positive energy that emanates from those graves and tombs or is that strictly the stuff or science fiction? —–
I would say that the cemetery is also a wonderful place to go for private prayer and communion with God because the cemetery symbolizes all the absolutes human beings can know about the mysteries of Life, Death, Existence and Earthly Purpose.
Right Wing Radicals must surely know that judgment is reserved unto God and that Jesus has commanded, “Judge not, that ye be not judged, for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you again.” ……. (The Book of Matthew, Chapter 7, Verses 1 and 2 of The King James Version of The Holy Bible.) ……. Surely Righties must be aware of what The Lord requires of believers!
So how does all this stack up against the way a lot of the Righties speak about those of The LGBT Community?
Can you find how the Right Wing Radicals practice their fidelity to this commandment of Jesus in the way they approach single moms …. immigrants …. ethnic minorities?
Ever hear about the “One Percent” calling the rest of America the “47-percent who want to live on government handouts all the time? What kind of righteous judgment was that and do you remember that it was someone from the Right who first mentioned it?”
How does Rightie line his or her actions up with this Jesus Commandment about judging others when it comes to the Righties’ relationships with those who practice some other faith than Christianity? Do the Righties have any tendencies to make judgments against non-Christians that you can put your finger on? Snark! ……. How about single or unwed mothers? ……. How do they show their Christian Love for these folks?
You want to know what?
All these things I am talking about are glaringly obvious to the most elemental thinker and so if that be the case how come it is that the Righties are ruling the roost in America again? Is that what “Christian Nation” has finally come down to here in America – – – a total reversal of what Jesus commands? ……. Is that what “Christian America” has come to mean now?
The Democrats are reportedly introducing resolutions into congress to respect all religions and all faiths and especially Islam and their Holy Book, The Quran” …... READ IT HERE …….. while at the same time the United Arab Republics are reportedly condemning the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a terrorist organization ………READ IT HERE ……..and HERE ……..and HERE ……..and HERE …….and HERE ……. and in scores and scads of other places all over the Internet ……. and I am not a student of Islam ….. and I am not a politician ……. and I am not an expert on Human Relations ……. and I am not an expert on Religions …….and I am disturbed and saddened and angered at stories like this one …… RIGHT ABOUT HERE …….. and I am a little bit confused at this point about exactly what I am supposed to believe ….. and I would definitely appreciate it if somebody with some kind of real-world knowledge and some common sense …….( which automatically excludes any right wing radical answers from being sought or accepted here on this blog) ……. would simply come on here and leave comments that would set my mind at ease.
The event which is reported to be planned for November 14th, 2014 will reportedly mark the first time Muslims have been invited to lead their own prayers in the historic American national religious space and is reportedly being seen by some as a step toward solidarity between The Christian Faith and The Muslim Faith.
I am now awaiting reports which I hope will soon be forthcoming and which I hope will tell us that Christians have been invited to lead their own prayers in a prominent Mosque. ……. Such an expectation would only seem reasonable to me. …… Just as soon as I hear the news that Christians have been invited to lead prayer inside a significantly high-profile mosque I will report it here on the blog.
Religious cooperation and reciprocal sharing can be a wonderful thing indeed and we need more of it in this world where disharmony often reigns so I hope and assume there will be appropriate reciprocity surrounding this most welcome news – – – I am hoping these steps toward solidarity between the Faiths can be strongly accepted and promoted equally by all parties concerned.
“Am I to assume then that this is also an official admonition for parents to keep their kids away from contact with the Church itself — given all the preponderance of media coverage about all the alleged abuses over recent months and years?”
But wait! — Maybe none of that kind of stuff is going on anymore, right?
Is the Cardinal’s statement a warning for safety’s sake or some kind of possibly unintended admission about possible conditions within the Church?
I am — ex-practicing Catholic — willing to hear — willing to learn.
Someone out there in Blogs-Ville wish to instruct me about this?
Posted @ 11:00 PM by The Outrageous Liberal Pundit
I know the world has been interested in knowing whether there is life after death for a long long time now — that is what drives a lot of religious fervor and enthusiasm in The United States and all over the world: There seems to be a universal need to understand whether there is Life after the body dies and to learn what that life will be like.
Science has always found that trying to prove there is life after death is a very very difficult thing — and maybe even an impossible thing.
But today there is a smashing breakthrough in the study of life and death and I want to be among the first to reveal the news right here on “American Liberal Times.”
Here is the latest scientific conclusion about life and death and I think this information is earth-shaking and will be a welcome revelation for many people who always find themselves wondering about these issues:
The news that I have learned is this: “Science has now conclusively proven — beyond a shadow of doubt — that there is, indeed death after life.”
If you missed it, read it again — Science has proven the existence of death after life.
Now how is that for an “Exclusive” for this blog?
Posted by The Outrageous Liberal Pundit at 1:35 PM
I believe it was Aurelius Augustinus who gave us this gem of philosophical perfection —
“It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
Having pondered this bit of wisdom from the great Historical Theologian, I am — at once — and completely —- challenged to try to understand what it was that turned ordinary men into — Right Wing Politicians — in our day and age when “Enlightenment” is supposed to be a quintessential value.
From the way a lot of Right Wing Politicos treat other people through the administration of their offices, I am much convinced not too many of them qualify as — angels — by any accommodative stretch of the imagination —with one possible exception perhaps –they might see themselves that way in their own eyes — their own blinded eyes!