Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and broadminded, the other intolerant and narrow-minded!
Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND BROADMINDED USA
PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, et al reside in the other America!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
The Concept of a Monolithic God
Did you ever wonder when a monolithic god was first conceived? This YouTube documentary delves into the ‘whys’ and ‘whens’ of the stories from the bible and the beginnings of a monolithic god. It’s interesting and should be watched by all, especially those who do not like to question their religious dogma, because they of all people should come to the realization that life needn’t be gripped in fear of something that was created by humankind thousands of years ago. I truly believe the only way our species will ever find peace is to understand that we are all one, living in a mysterious physical world and with the help of science, we may or we may not find the answers to existence. (But without a doubt, science, not blind religion is our only hope.)
Phil Robertson, The Quintessential Nut, Barks Again
Is it possible that there are people who take this CHARLATAN, swindler, con-artist, cheat, con, fake, fraud, imposter, mountebank, phony, pretender, quack, sham, rip-off artist, (and they are just some of the nicer words that describe this idiot) for a real honest- to-goodness cleric, pastor, imam, rabbi, pontiff, bishop, priest, Unitarian Minister, etc.? If it is possible… it’s a pitiful sign of the times we live in! Come to think of it, this nut is not new; he’s been around for ages, as the quintessential barker on some street corner, peddling THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END… But in saner times, all (at least most) knew he was off-balance and did not, could not, take him serious… What Happened? thinkingblue
An unspeakable tragedy caused by religious dogma. All those young lives lost due to restraints a belief system can put on one’s common sense. I'm sure if anyone familiar with fire safety had gone through that home, they would have seen, immediately, the pending danger a crude hotplate posed... And why was it there in the first place, because people wanted to get around the loopholes in some non-thinking doctrinal ancient writing that told them they were sinners if they refused to obey what was drafted thousands of years ago. A sadness beyond words, that did not have to happen. thinkingblue
Who They Gonna Hurt? Like Any Carnivorous Animal, The Vulnerable.
The GOP's unemotional and indifference towards the vulnerable in our society is blatant, they even, without restraint, shout it from the rooftops. Yet still, they get away with lowering taxes on wealthy corporate bodies while gutting safety nets for human bodies. They manipulate the masses just as any religion or cult controls its flock, with the use of fear. When are we going to grow up and tell them THEY ARE WRONG, malevolence is wrong?
My guess is, not for quite some time; especially when you consider Israel's recent election results, Bibi Netanyahu won again using the good old fashion Right-Wing ploy, FEAR!
And so, the human misery will continue for the Right-Wing controlled Israel and for we who live in the USA, controlled by the Right-Wing House and Senate.
The human misery will continue and so will the sadness it brings.
Until maybe, just maybe, one day we will all finally grow up and not allow the Right-Wing or any war mongering, power hungry entity, control our vote using fear.
A desperate Netanyahu used fear to grab the most seats in the election, but his rejection of a Palestinian state will further isolate the Jewish state. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu won a big election Tuesday, but he won ugly by staking out a new position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is likely to harm his nation in the months ahead.
A reckoning is coming—faster than expected—for Netanyahu, his Likud Party and maybe even for the State of Israel itself.
Complete returns showed that Netanyahu’s Likud Party won 29 seats in the Knesset to 24 seats for the Zionist Union (formerly Labor) Party headed by Isaac Herzog, who ran a more spirited campaign than expected but almost certainly fell short of the support necessary to form a government.
Israel’s president, Reuven Rivlin, whose job consists mostly of presiding over elections, said not long after the polls closed that he wants a coalition government and has given Netanyahu, Herzog and the other party leaders a couple of days to engage in a frenzy of (largely unconsummated) deal-making. But Herzog’s parliamentary math problem got worse as the evening wore on, and it’s hard to see where he finds the “mandates” (seats) to prevail.
"Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved."—Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1513
"Machiavellianism" is a widely used negative term to characterize unscrupulous politicians of the sort Machiavelli described in The Prince. The book itself gained enormous notoriety and wide readership because the author seemed to be endorsing behavior often deemed as evil and immoral. Because of this, the term "Machiavellian" is often associated with deceit, deviousness, ambition, and brutality.
Nonbinding GOP Budget Plan CUTS, CUTS, CUTS Until WE Bleed To Death
An inquiring mind would like to know... Why does the GOP dislike hungry needy children, the elderly and the working poor? Why do they believe, only those at the top who managed to make it rich (whatever means they used to get there) deserve existence and life? The Republican base is largely made up of the very people they seem to dislike, why are they voted back into office repeatedly?
Bibi Netanyahu, Tea Party, Neocon or Both for Israel?
Bibi Netanyahu, Tea Party, Neocon or Both for Israel? A question most know the answer to. When I read an article like this, "On March 17, it will be a mitzvah to vote against Netanyahu the Toxic" I empathize with the people of Israel, those who want peace and are faced with a brutal leader who wants anything but peace. We Americans went through the same ordeal during the 2000 election, but unlike Israel (who knows unequivocally that Netanyahu is a genuine warmonger), we weren’t so sure what we were going to get with a George W. Bush/ Dick Cheney administration. Little did we realize, (speaking for myself) America was about to suffer hardships beyond belief, personal and national grief that's still wrenching our spirit to this very day.
Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and
free-thinking, the other intolerant and close-minded!
Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND FREE-THINKING USA
PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh et al reside in the intolerant America!