Had a little practice during the short district assembly this evening. At first looking at the 350+ District 3 delegates it seemed the crowd of the usual old folks, and not that many young faces. But, then I started spotting them. Not in the numbers I had hoped. Then I heard a couple powerful speeches by young speakers. Followed by a few good conversations,
as in 'yippy, they get it.' I realized their small number way under-represented the energy and substance and power they possess.
It was fun. I'm feeling a little better already and I'm looking forward to tomorrow. Here's side one, a lifetime's distillation. I'll share side two tomorrow, now I'm going to bed, it's late and tomorrow will be a long busy day.
When these people despise us and want to crush us? Look at what they broadcast, it’s no secret. The powers behind this movement are absolutists, and they do literally want to crush us and the governmental agencies and regulations that strive to protect our health and well-being, and they’re playing for keeps!
which has allowed these people to completely unhinge themselves for our physical reality here on Earth, the one we depend on for our survival.
God belongs inside our hearts and is reflected in our behavior, but instead its been hijacked by greed driven interests who demand denial of geophysical and humanistic realities.
and a recognition that God is too big for personal relationships with humans who are already totally preoccupied with their own wants and needs during their short walk across Earth’s stage.
The Passion of Jesus, is beautiful, meaningful, and an endlessly useful parable for countless people. But, he is not the ticket to an idyllic after-life.
To help us through our own times of trials and tribulations here on Earth, during our lives.
Consider that in the course of many lives comes a time we must face our own mortal sins and failures.
Different, better than before, ready to continue living with a transformed appreciation and perspective, a reborn spirit.
What are we but a union between body and spirit?
Without your body, healthy or frail, liked or hated,
who are you, what are you?
The spirit and energy our bodily vessel held and nurtured through a lifetime,
of growing and experiencing is released and absorbed by the living world you’ve just departed.
though from my personal experience I know truly substantive spiritual strength comes through deeper appreciation of Earth’s Evolution and its intimate connection with who and what I am. This is what provides me with a spiritual foundation and peace of mind in the face of death, that no preacher or Bible or words can come close to matching.
Amoral evangelicals offer dogma, tribalism and hostility towards others along with loads of willful misunderstanding, lies, contrived distrust and hostility.
They have established Science, which could be said to be founded on the understanding: We need each other to keep ourselves honest.
lest today’s self-certain absolutism becomes tomorrow’s totalitarianism.