I have a sense of frustration and shame. I haven’t done enough to make the president identify me as a horrible nasty person.
I wonder what John McCain would think about Trump failing to do anything about Russia paying to kill Americans.
I didn’t like everything about John McCain, but unlike Trump, he was loyal to country and to fellow service personnel.
John McCain would be standing up in the Senate about this, and sounding off, calling for serious, bipartisan investigation, if not for the president’s impeachment. John McCain would be speaking out, unlike the Trumpublicans in the Senate. Shame on them!
We must, sadly, remember him, as a deterrent to ever allowing such a person to attain a high office ever again.
Further, we must not allow the Trumpublican Party to claim that they didn’t support him or his policies. They did, and they are complicit in his crimes.
While I want our country to heal, I have reached the opinion that he must not be pardoned, but must be prosecuted on every charge for which there is sufficient testimony and evidence. To do otherwise will encourage others to practice corruption in office.
I have also wondered what makes the Talabanicals tick. I think it is the mistaken belief that faith alone is needed. They don’t have to do good to anyone, just believe. Further, the belief that they are already holding a ‘free pass’ to do whatever they like in this life. All they have to do is be contrite, say “Sorry!”, at the end of their life, and all will be forgiven. So, cheat thy neighbor, kill thy neighbor, covet they neighbor’s wife…
I’ve seen images of Jesus as Middle Eastern, Chinese, African. They’re all good. Jesus, in my opinion, can appear in whatever guise that the particular local population can relate to best.
It is purely for power that one ethnicity would claim that Jesus looks like them, and only like them.
I read a story when I was a boy about a human explorer / ambassador making contact with a civilization on a watery planet orbiting another star, where the locals had evolved from something like Earth otters. The ambassador is waiting in a room for a meeting with the planet’s leadership. There is art on the wall. The ambassador, studying it, realizes that it is a nativity scene, virgin, child, wise men and all, all as the local otter-people.
Before I finish, allow me to say that, in my humble opinion, someone who treats others with kindness and respect, who helps those in need, who strives to learn from and correct their failings, is doing God’s will. It doesn’t matter what religion they follow, or whether they follow any religion at all.
The greedy, the cruel, those who believe themselves more worthy than others, are not listening to God, no matter what they profess to believe. They might be listening to something, but it isn’t God.
“♫ Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf, the Big Bad Wolf, the Big Bad Wolf…♫”
People who can read, that’s who. People with an elementary school knowledge of infectious disease, that’s who.
Keep in mind that bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery is shown by taking the correct actions even though there is fear.
Keep in mind that viruses don’t care who you vote for in elections. You are a resource, that’s all.
Swan Lake presented by the Bolshoi Ballet?
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist, my friend. The typo made me think of Boris and Nathasha staging a production.)
Well put. I concur entirely.
Some, at least, of the Founding Fathers wanted to eliminate slavery from the start:
Stonehenge is the most obvious, but only one example. Other communities in Europe were also building such structures. Remains exist across Ireland, Scotland, France, and on and on. Our ancestors in the Americas (the Cahokians, for one) and Asia were also using precise observations of the Sun and Moon to create and anchor their calendars based on the Sun’s movement. Peoples of Central America and Africa had detailed information developed over centuries of painstaking work.
Our ancestors — I speak of all humankind — were intelligent and thoughtful. They had very different technologies than we do. They didn’t have machines or electricity, but detailed knowledge of plants, animals, fibers, stone, and wood was general among them, to an extent that we should envy.