Friday, July 13, 2007

Protest in Senate about Hindu Prayer

Is this what being Christian is about?

I hope NOT.

I Think NOT.

I believe NOT.

While the intentions of these protesters may be to defend a perceived abuse of the First Commandment et. al. . . . Their choice to protest another believer's act of prayer or worship IS an infringement of THEIR right to freedom of religion in the very country they are being so concerned about.

There are about 2 million Indian Americans in the US many are Hindus. Many are NOT.

Whatever happened to "your huddled masses yearning to be free"?

Saturday, July 07, 2007

7.7. 07


Global Warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation into the future.
Global Warming

I prefer the phrase Global Climate Change.

Your political preferences are of little consequence unless you remember that the "personal is political" and the "political is personal".

July 7 2007 may be remembered in Las Vegas for its lucky numbers the 777 jackpot.

Yet on a broader scale, it may be noted as the day LIVE EARTH(
http://www.liveearth.org/ ) took Global Warming to a new level of global awareness to billions of people. I hope so.

I want to share a video with you. I hope it takes here ok.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Independence Day

In America we celebrate the 4th of July as Independence Day.

Flags, Patriotic music, Parades, Fireworks and summer festivals highlight the day.

As I watched the fireworks on my street, I heard the echoes of the National Anthem in my mind. .

."o'er the ramparts we watched ...and the rockets
... the bombs bursting .... gave proof thru the night that our flag was still there..."
The galaxy has our best fireworks
and I wept for our military still at work in faraway places doing exactly that
while we applauded colorful displays at home.

Later I watched parts of two programs on television which gave renewed perspective on our nation's Independence: The Howards of Virginia and 1776.

The freedom which our founders sought was not achieved by peaceful means.

The grandiose promises and dreams expressed at Independence Hall in Philadelphia certainly gave us some lofty goals and eloquent aspirations.

Yet, a close look at the history of that time reveals much struggle. Even among the most peaceful people. (I am thinking of John and Abigail Adams)

Peace is not easy. It is rarely demonstrated in the everyday world.

Peacemakers are called to remember the reasons for peace,
the alternatives for peace. And the consequences of continued strife.

Perhaps in 200 years plus, Americans can
become more peaceful people if we work on it.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God"

Matthew 5: 9