Politics & Policies in the Public Interest

https://tinyurl.com/ycszxjy5 by Crystal T ^O^   Imagine the United States as a single consciousness made up of different perspectives. This single consciousness is on the cusp of waking up to realize the power of its’ own imagination…that we imagine our lives both BEFORE and during our lifetime.    Lately, we are calling out bad behavior, meanness…even rude speech as unacceptable all across […]

Reply on Facebook to Sharon Freeman‎ by Mike Rowe, who is a former Eagle Scout and the current host and star of cable television series “Dirty Jobs” TinyURL –> https://tinyurl.com/y87ydznt Prologue: An brief excerpt directly addressing the question posed by Sharon: ” ” … what you’ve called “the tragic death” of The Boy Scouts, and the […]

  Note: While this is a copyrighted talk, I welcome you sharing it with anyone, as long as you give me credit for it. Opening Blessing: From the American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: “Every man is a doorway through which the Infinite passes into the finite…through which the Universal becomes individual…There is something within […]

Re-posted from The Onion http://www.theonion.com/articles/god-angrily-clarifies-dont-kill-rule,222/ God Angrily Clarifies ‘Don’t Kill’ Rule NEWS • God • ISSUE 37•34 • Sep 26, 2001 NEW YORK—Responding to recent events on Earth, G*D, the omniscient creator-deity worshipped by billions of followers of various faiths for more than 6,000 years, angrily clarified His longtime stance against humans killing each other […]

Return to Part 3 Euthanasia & Eugenics ~ strange bedfellows of profit, purification, and political appeasement My thoughts and conclusion (draft version) on the original question of responsibility by German citizens to have stopped him and victims of Hitler to have more successfully resisted his systematic and industrialized criminality  Continue from Part 4: Another of Hitler’s […]

Act Two:  Ending the Great War ~ Victory for Allies,  Humiliation for Germany Having been fought on the megalithic scale of an industrialized, mechanized and technologically-enhanced, the Great War permanently ended the traditional codes of chivalry and honor that the nobility and its armies had lived and fought under for centuries. Even more important, the […]

This is the second of a 4-part series; it won’t make sense without first reading the original post.    A Slow-motions Disaster in Three Acts WWII and the brutal and systematized extra-judicial incarceration, torture and killing of a large number of Germany’s own citizen of all religious and political backgrounds, and Jews all across Europe […]

~ word count 1836 ~     I started this post on WWII as a short introduction for the Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood, which is an anthology by clergy and other leaders of the Church of England. It contains 104 ‘letters of the scattered brotherhood’ written during the pre-war period and WWII (1933 to 1945). […]

The Vineyard Christian Fellowship of the Peninsula (VCFP) scheduled a series of 3 sermons titled “Putting Politics in its Place” for the three Sundays preceding the 2012 elections. My reaction was both excitement and trepidation. Would the tone be consistent with my search for creative and compassionate ways to the incorporate ethical principles of non-sectarian […]

We need a Steve Jobs of religion ……

by faithgibson on May 2, 2012

“We need a Steve Jobs of religion. Someone (or ones) who can invent not a new religion but rather a new way of being religious … the new way would be straightforward and unencumbered and absolutely intuitive.” By Eric Weiner — NYTimes December 10, 2011  “American:Undecided about God?”