10/24/11

The Worst Mistake the Church Ever Made

The Life that Jesus Preached is Life for All - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

The Worst Mistake the Church Ever Made was to Divide Sinners and the Saved

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He came with no religion just a way

Jesus Begins -- Imagining the Temptations - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

He came with no religion ... just a way.

Way, truth and life, a gift for everyone

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If God is real and palpable

Walking in the Truth -- a Biblical Meditation - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "If God is real and palpable and actual and more than some cultural accretion or reinforcement to national prejudices, then God embraces the whole of our perceived reality approximately in the way we might embrace a piece of dust in our pocket."

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A Thought Starter on the Creation of Car-free Communities

Recipe for a New Human Settlement -- Note Toward a 21st Century Economy - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "A Thought Starter on the Creation of Car-free Communities for the 21st Century"

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The tips that Jesus left for us

Buffett Lunch Sells for Record $2.63 Million; Winner Anonymous -- Jesus' Advice is Free - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

The tips that Jesus left for us
Might lead to world abundance
But they do not please potentates
I praise the Lord's come uppance

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Even Satan quotes scripture in the Temptations story

Windows on The Bible:

"Liberal Christians who read the Bible selectively and apply basically secular understandings to interpreting it, are rightly criticized for avoiding the harder understandings of the faith.

Liberals, in turn, rightly criticize their ultra-conservative brethren when they are over-selective on the other side! They point out that the Pharisees and scribes also knew Scripture, but that they felt the lash of God's (Jesus's) righteous anger for their religious hypocrisy.

Even Satan quotes scripture in the Temptations story."

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Depending on the blowing of the wind

The Grass Roots Church:

"And so the Church will change or not, depending on the blowing of the wind…. The Church will move as Jesus did or cling to what it can't sustain. Authoritative frowns of yesteryear may mellow into embarrassed grins of those who dimly sense their business is to please old ghosts, or not, depending on the blowing of the wind."

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All who daily walk with the Tao stand tall

New Tao Posts: "All who daily walk with the Tao stand tall"

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And they kept on searching

One Minute Christian:

"On one side were the institutional people, on the other side the people-centered. The institutional folk seemed dry and even cautious. The action-oriented talked a good game, but seemed to have little to show for it.

Maybe the answer lies somewhere in between, they thought. And they kept on searching."

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Croesus looks for reinforcements

Herodotus meets Ellroy:

"Croesus looks for reinforcements.He disbands his mercenaries.He seeks real allies this time. But his head is not right. He thinks sees serpents. Are they real? Are they portents? What's this? Writhing things. Cyrus is following me. I need a proper portent-limner. Cyrus is getting closer. Croesus dreams of a funeral pyre surrounded by laughing serpents. He tries to remember what Solon told him. His head is wrong. He can hear Cyrus. The ground rumbles. He sniffs. He recoils. He has visions of his dead son."

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He pushed Adam into the corner. Hard.

Manhattan Bully Wars:

"Maldbar re-grabbed Adam's hair. He turned him around. He marched him smartly to the corner next to the blackboard.

"That is the stupidest thing I ever heard," he cried. "If everybody believed that, the world would be full of irresponsible idiots, saying, 'I'm not the only one, I'm not the only one, I'm not the only one'. I will ask you one more time. Are you so stupid you really believe such a lame and childish excuse?"

He pushed Adam into the corner. Hard.

Adam pressed his head against the cool walls, trying to think. His inhaled the dull smell of the yellow paint. He listened for the liberating bell. Freedom. Release. Now. But it did not ring. The only ringing was in his head."

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Oppose not earth and heaven, they are one

Abba's Way:

Oppose not earth and heaven, they are one,
For Abba lives within imperfect us.
Instead of fleeing, face life, bring it on,
Who works to transform this world? Abba does.

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I weep that in the White House now


I weep that in the White House now
The man I fought for so
Now chases sayers of truth
Delivering death blows



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The Prince of Peace beat Satan fair and square

Obama Takes a Hard Line Against Leaks to Press -- Sic Transit Transparency - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"The Prince of Peace beat Satan fair and square
So we might have a chance at making peace
But we still act as though that is a lie
Dear President it's time for you to cease"

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My children have to ride ten miles to school

Mr. President, I Do Not like My House - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"My children have to ride ten miles to school

I'd rather they walked

But here there are no sidewalks

I feel life is a cul de sac

I learned that word in school

When next you hear from me

I may be on the street"

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Build up a city beyond oil

The President Sees a Pattern in His Sleep -- a Rhyme for Obama - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Build up a city beyond oil
Where children can run free"

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The weight of sin is real

Adulthood Brings the Weight of Sin - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"The weight of sin is real

So is the balance of forgiveness

If we would but

Turn

And believe"

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Futurist daymare

One Day We Shall Have Barcodes on Our Toes - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"We'll have sweet liquids to block all our pain

The deaths we see through glasses will be real

But we will learn to block them with a blink

We'll build bridges to somewhere in our minds

And wonder why we once had kitchen sinks"

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Love as solid as a rock

Hymn: Abba You Embrace All Persons - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Abba you embrace all persons
You have given us your word
At the center lies forgiveness
Let it flow through all the world

Abba you embrace all persons
All who ask and seek and knock
As we turn to you we know it
Love as solid as a rock"

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Open love's doors

Hymn: Abba Please Help Us We Pray - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Abba please help us we pray
To follow on your way
Your grace restores
Strength to our families
Joy to communities
Peace-giving unity
Open love's doors"

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The stage is set So turn Yes turn

What Will Happen to Religion Now - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"The stage is set

So turn

Yes turn

And see

The change

That lives right now

As it lived when no one could see

The holy spark

That always was

In you and me

What will happen to religion now

We will surpass it

With humility"

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Except you love the hungry one

Jesus Called the Least and Lost - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Except you love the hungry one
The one left wounded by the road
The one who for her sins was stoned
Except you turn
Embrace the truth
You'll never see the wondrous star"

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The Writing Hat Trick

A Review of Many Ways in Which I Have Made Money Writing and an Emerging Point of View - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Writing for money in itself is one thing. Writing for a mission is another. Writing creatively is another. Combining these three things is the supreme hat trick."

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The jobs will all be cyber

Obama High Speed Internet Grid Could Turn Economy Around - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"The jobs will all be cyber

Even construction

The highways will be cyber

Think ahead

Publishing is cyber as we speak

What are you reading now

Digital and Web Sir"

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Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born in France in 1533

Review of The Life of Montaigne Translated by Charles Cotton - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Michel Eyquem de Montaigne was born in France in 1533.
During his relatively short life, he died in 1592, he distinguished himself mainly as an adviser to the powerful, a policy wonk if you will. But posterity reveres him as an essayist."

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No longer baconater triples

In My World There is No Fast Food - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"No longer baconater triples
Supersonic burgers
Bk quad stackers
Bread bowl pastas
No more archer
No more davis
No more midland
No more
Double double toil and
Stomachs all
Abubble"

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Micaiah and Jesus knew a thing or two

Oh Yes Bibi You'll Get Your Wish - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"Micaiah and Jesus knew a thing or two

Do you think you know it all

States are irredeemable

Only in those with ears to hear

Is spiritual progress made"

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Drilling mania trumps sanity

Thad Allen Says the Oil Will Keep on Leaking into Fall - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com:

"This leak was
A love letter from God
Saying stop
Stop plundering my
Planet
But no
The only reason we want this to stop
Is so we can drill
All the more
Spiritual progress?
Perhaps in 2082"

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The Universal Spark



The universal spark is
In the murderer
And in the murdered
In the father who mutilates
And in the mutilated
In Marine and Taliban
In wingnut
And reasonable soul

When we see beauty
It is the spark
Overcoming
All the evil we devise


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Fewer images, more imagining, I say.

The Image that Will Never Appear - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "Bear with me. I shall get to my tale very soon. I merely wish to remind my readers that imagination and image are linked. The very existence of imagination can make an actual, visible image superfluous. We lose much when we believe that images must accompany everything. Fewer images, more imagining, I say."

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Proportionality in our dreams

Proportionality Nightmare - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "The Killing of Osama was in Keeping with the Idea of Proportionality. The Rest of Our "war on Terror" Has Been a Proportionality Nightmare"

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Vampire send up

The Vampire Takeover that Failed - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "Slowly the goth kids, their gums a bit pained, as they were fitted out with fangs that would do Dracula proud, proceeded north ."

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People are starting to catch on

Rebuilding Means Starting Over from Scratch - Associated Content from Yahoo! - associatedcontent.com: "We are at a huge change juncture and most people are thinking that our way of life can continue unchanged, maybe with a bit of belt tightening and some retrofitting."

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Marco’s credibility takes a dive

Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show - The Washington Post: "During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio frequently repeated a compelling version of his family’s history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the “son of exiles,” he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after “a thug,” Fidel Castro, took power."

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What are these yo yo's complaining about?

Republicans Turn Judicial Power Into a Campaign Issue - NYTimes.com: "The Supreme Court delivered the presidency to George W. Bush, interpreted the Second Amendment to guarantee an individual right to bear arms and allowed corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money in elections. And many Republicans are looking to the Supreme Court for vindication in the political battle with President Obama over his health care overhaul."

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Thomas, Scalia and Alito are evidently not enough for the Newtster and the others who diss the judiciary to know nothing applause.


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Does he f-ing know another word?

Comedian Joe Rogan on #OccupyWallstreet (video) - Digg:

If this is the most popular video on Occupy, it won't fly among the 99 percent.

If Clarence had run things there would still be slavery

Newsvine - Clarence Thomas's Brand of Judicial Logic: "He favors cutting back the authority of the federal government and letting states "decide for themselves how to safeguard the health and welfare of their citizens."

He believes that "the Constitution left religion to the states" and that the First Amendment's prohibition against Congress's enacting laws on the establishment of religion "was intended to protect" the right of states to do as they please.

He wants to roll back what most Americans consider racial progress because the "Constitution abhors classifications based on race" and even when the government uses them to solve problems and confer benefits, "it demeans us all.""

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Roger that

Former Mexican president: 'US must legalise drugs to stop violence' - Digg: "bbc.co.uk — The former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, said consumption of drugs in the US was at the root of much of the violence in his country and called for the legalisation of drugs in America. "

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Salient cartoons

Breaking down the 99 percent - Political Movements Political and Editorial Cartoons - The Week:

The first one says it all. Anyone for a guaranteed income?

Marine falls to erring bear hunter in Oregon

Hunter Kills Marine; Mistook Him for a Bear | NBC New York: "A man hunting with his grandson accidentally killed a U.S. Marine due to return to duty this week, after mistaking him for a bear in the Oregon wilderness, authorities said.

Christopher Ochoa, 20, of French Camp, Calif., died at the scene in western Oregon Friday night. He had been hiking with a friend through a field and was wearing dark clothes, according to The Associated Press. The pair were headed to Silver Creek Falls Park."

There are so many morals to this one that silence may be all.

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We elect Obama. GOP punishes us for four years.

Republicans Continue To Punish America For Electing Barack Obama - Digg: "politicususa.com — By now, it is hardly a secret that Republicans have taken every step to subvert the economy to portray President Obama as an ineffective leader."

At least Obama knows what he is doing. Better than Clinton did. And the people are wiser as well.

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Best crossing signal of the day (mini video)

Irish Traffic Lights - YouTube:

Cap tip Brenda.

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