So… The common standard is that you can’t talk about Religion with people – can’t talk about POLITICS with people. It’s not polite.
What the hell else is there to talk about? Sports??? Britney-freakin-Spears? What is more important than Truth and Politics??
But you have to be Polite. At least that’s what we were told. What? Can’t people be polite when they talk about Politics? What a crock.
I’m really sick of people… petty people. They want to know (for 45 minutes) if Barack Obama is Patriotic (I guess). Does he keep in the right circles? Does he know whom he’s dealing with? Is he American enough to be President… Does he wear a freakin PIN??? What a CROCK I say again.
I guess that’s politics tho… it’s always been that way… The Test, I mean. “If he can’t stand the campaign, how in the hell will he weather the Presidency?” This ain’t no picnic he’d be heading up. No church social, this.
But what good is it to America if we can’t talk about Religion, Race, and Politics without getting sore at one another. We need desperately to find our common ground. I say, we need it desperately. Hate, threats, and “49% vs. 51%” do not make for a good Union.
The TOP TEN LIST – I’ve been reading The Secret. “We create our lives,” says Rhonda Byrne, its author. (You’ll find I have a deep thread of cynicism with the ‘you can have it all’ types)
The problem is I LIKE the book. I believe it, really. And I’m changing the way I feel about abundance, happiness, wealth, and reality.
Can we actually… Do we actually create our own Reality?? Do I actually have no money BECAUSE I think thoughts of never having enough money? Do I actually create CREATE money out of nothing by BELIEVING in it?
Happiness? Success? Friendship? Love? FAMILY?
I dunno (there’s that damned cynic again).
I do believe… and have seen… how we can claim things and you go on and get them. I have about 12 cases of that stuff happening in my ‘Christian’ experience. So it’s not just a crock, like a snake oil salesman in a bad bowler hat. Been there, done that.
But I have seen how one… anyone… can create your own reality by changing what you DO.
“I want to have friends. I want to do things with these friends.” So volunteer – museum, library, theatre, river cleanup, peace coalition, writers room… stay connected – call people, write them. List their addresses make the effort. DO. There is no ‘try’. Then you will have friends. Get off your ass. That’s the Secret.
WelL, I guess that’s all for now. Later.