Posts Tagged ‘Bible’

Today is the 4th of july, Independence Day in the US. A day when Americans everywhere celebrate their independence from Britain. After a hard fought war and inspired by some brilliant statesmanship,a new nation was born. Big promises were made, a lot of people faced a great deal of hardships then.

I also celebrate Independence Day, I celebrate the 4th of July, even from Stockholm. Not with fireworks and picnics, but with this post. This post is a beginning of a long look at the US. It’s history and it’s role in the world. How did we get here? Are we free? Please, dear reader, check back on these pages after your chicken bbq, after lots of fireworks and hopefully a safe drive home.

Be safe on this day, give a prayer to those who died for promise of freedom and ask yourself what can you do to ensure that promise is met.

Be safe all and happy 4th!

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Racism on the rise in Europe – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.  Very sad to hear that this is happening. I had hoped I’d gotten away from such rampant racisim when I left the US, but sadly it seems to be everywhere. I don’t want to sound like Rodney King, but Can’t we all just get along?  Racisim isn’t inborn, it’s learned, and as such it can be unlearned. I can only hope that with time it will pass.

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I love this,, it’s from the show West Wing,, and I think it’s brilliant! A number of you have posted religious posts in the past, posts that are intended to show the depth of your commitment to your religion, to God and to Jesus, but somehow most of them miss the point, especially when you try to quote scripture to show your own views or the narrow minded views of the supposedly oh so righteous fools on the radio… here you go, hope YOU read this!!

“Good to have you here.

Forgive me, Dr. Jacobs, Are you an M.D.?

A PhD, in, psychology?
No sir,
No sir,
In social work?
I have a PHD in English literature,

I’m asking because on your show people call in for advice, and you go by Dr. Jacobs on your show and I didn’t know if maybe your listeners were confused by that, and assumed that you had advanced training in psychology, theology or health care,

I don’t think the people are confused, sir

Good, I like your show,

I like how you call homosexuality an abomination,

I don’t say homosexuality is abomination, Mr. President, the bible does.

Yes it does, Leviticus,

18 /22,…

Chapter and verse!! I want to ask you a couple of questions while you’re here. I’m interested in selling my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21/7, she’s a Georgetown sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn, what would a good price for her be? While thinking about that, can I ask another question, my chief of staff, Leo McGarry, insists on working on the Sabbath, Exodus 35/2 clearly says he should be put to death, am I morally obligated to kill him myself or is it okay to call the police? Here’s another one that’s really important, because we’ve got a lot of sports fans in this town, touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean, Leviticus 11/7, if they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football, can Notre Dame, can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads, think about those questions, would you? One last thing, while you may be mistaking this for the monthly meeting of the Ignorant Tight Ass Club, in this building, when the president stands, nobody sits.”

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