hypocrisy

In my last post I noted that folk who claimed to be followers of Jesus were expressing opinions that were anathema to his teachings. The word hypocrisy came to mind and was raised by others. But even as I posted I was troubled by the accusation inherent in what I’d written. Hypocrisy: “behaviour in which…

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Please watch your words

“But dehumanizing the victim makes things simpler, It’s like breathing with a respirator. It eases the conscience of even the most conscious and calculating violator. Words can reduce a person to an object, Something more easy to hate, An inanimate entity, Completely disposable, No problem to obliterate.” Language of Violence – Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy,…

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seek and ye shall find

Sometimes all seems like lies All knowledge seeded by doubt All experience questioned over and over Moments of knowing we know nothing at all Such honour given to intellect As if we can think it all To a satisfactory conclusion And that will be that Feelings frowned upon Emotions suspect ‘Biological hormonal mechanistic causation’ They…

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Constant Kindness…not Random!

Dear Readers I was motivated to re-post(with a tad of fine tuning) this in response to http://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/another-suicide-not-just-a-number/ ‘Practice Random Acts of Kindness’ stickers give me the serious poops. Why is kindness a random act? Random? Kindness. “caring about others; gentle, friendly and generous.” Random. “done, chosen etc. without thinking or deciding in advance what is going…

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brains/experience/god?

 The most rigorous academic examination of the question of the existence of a consciousness more powerful than our own, inter-related with our existence; i.e. god; is turned into a puff of smoke when one experiences an event that comes under the umbrella of mysticism.  I have experienced three of these events. Each left me silent,…

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“You’re Just Idealistic”

I was busily writing an article that finally puts clear what I do stand for spiritually. But a few weeks ago a co-blogger used terms such as ‘altruistic’ and ‘innocent’ in response to what I wrote on another post. An Itch started.  A week later I heard from another mental health ‘expert’ that my ethical demands were…

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