4/10/12

Three reasons Jesus died, ignored by the creeds



The first three lines above, from Abba's way, imagine Jesus speaking.
How different they are from the creeds
How close they are to the Jesus of the gospels
And how close are the final two lines 
to the wondrous statement in Mark 1
That Abba is close at hand
And that THAT is the good news

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Mildred Purse does not want to see the nation strapped to the top of a car in a windowless container




The GOP should be called the Risk Party. It puts all women at RISK. It puts the elderly at RISK. It puts investors at RISK. It RISKS more foreign adventures. I do not want to see my beloved country strapped to the top of a vehicle in a windowless container heading for yet another precipice. And most of my republican friends agree with me. We're voting for the fellow that Susan Eisenhower supported last time out. Our dear, level-headed President. 

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There is only one surefire way for Obama to win

Will Romney win the nomination? Probably. Will a third party emerge on his right? Not impossible. In which case he definitely would lose to Obama

Assuming a two person race, is the Obama message a winning one? Not yet. Read on.

If Obama is perceived as a level-headed leader who can keep America safe while continuing to bring us back from the Bush Cliff and make domestic progress, he wins. But only with a winning message.

If the GOP attack proves effective and people actually believe the GOP line and if Romney pulls off the near-miracle of not making a gaffe a day, then the GOP has a chance. In which case it is essential that Obama has the right message.

Here it is:  Everything the GOP does is RISK.  Never diverge from this simple message. Strain everything through the four letters R I S K. Include it four times every 30 seconds.

My future posts will follow this rule. After all, would you want to see the nation strapped to the top of a car in a windowless container? Don't trade a security already under threat for a guaranteed RISK.

Jesus was executed for the crime of effective forgiveness


 

Continuing the creation of broadsides with the text of Abba's Way
These are imaginings of Jesus speaking today
Jesus was executed for the crime of effective forgiveness

"And if Abba goes unknown and unheard,
Then Abba’s will in earth remains undone."
 
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Can Police Deaths Be Attributed to GOP Parsimony?

Ripples go out from the recession
The greed of Goldman and other GOP supporters 
and the resulting evisceration of local governments
The recession contributed to the advance of poverty  
Being poor and on edge may create a hostility to authority
Police aren't better off than the rest of the declining middle class
But they represent the folk who have property and power
Ripples go out and some perish
Perhaps this tendency is a harbinger of mass movement
A movement to level the playing field
We live in a GOP-cowed society that cannot even train people for
jobs that exist in abundance
for lack of government aid
In a universe of non-cooperation
of stonewall GOP recalcitrance
the best wills in the world are thwarted
When the tumbrels roll for the next police officer
Say a kyrie for a country on GOP-created skids

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Abba's Way surmises that Jesus wishes to speak to today's world




Abba's Way surmises that Jesus wishes to speak to today's world, beseeching it to understand and will the  ontological values that lie at the center of the change he sought to bring about. 
They are tolerance, helpfulness, democracy
and underlying everything non-idolatry
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