Politics & Policies in the Public Interest

  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: The Great War Ends in Victory and Humiliation 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 military and […]

This is the second of a (4-part) series, and 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?”

Welcome ~ Day 2. OneTrueThing is devoted to reinventing the broad middle ground in American politics. The ‘middle way’ is a place that balances the positive influence of personal ethics and public interest policies to produce good governance as a stable and reliable process. Over the last three decades, our political climate has unfortunately normalized […]

Welcome ~ Starting the New Year off on the right foot!

by faithgibson on January 1, 2012

Welcome to One True Thing, a place in cyberspace devoted to ‘wise words’ on a variety of topics promoting good citizenship and ethical policies in the public interest. This website grows out of my personal and professional frustration with the impoverished nature of our political process – far too much heat and waaaay too little […]