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Employers, #backoff citizens’ privates. #Legislate

It’s about time we let go of the belief that someone’s “Like” is actually and necessarily a Like.

Most often, it is simply a bookmark.

What’s a bookmark?  At the least, a bookmark is a reminder to look back, and not necessarily at something that you like or support.  he reason for bookmarking could be just the opposite, or any other.

It’s about time we call the private zones of social apps exactly what they are- our private parts.  Thus it is about time the new privacy laws be turned to the company representative abusers who use our private parts against us.

It’s about time to make it illegal for any organization or its representative to even go so far as to search for any citizen’s social pages.  Consequently it is also time to have automated information tactics utilized that would guard against any occurrence of abuse of the system intended to be protective of citizens’ constitutional and civil rights.

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More feminist fodder: another group of women being “reprimanded”

So what is this the nuns have gotten themselves up to?

A whole group of adult women are being reprimanded by- essentially- a group of men.  (This is not to suggest that they are not equally reprimanded by a certain citizen population of men and women).  The religious context distorts things drastically.

Do you suppose that it’s about time these ladies be reprimanded?  Seriously, 4 out of 5 of these faithful women are in agreements regarding issues of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.  They have apparently been having meetings regarding issues that are at odds with the Vatican and have been under investigation since 2008 (group founded 1956).

Is it a good thing that the Vatican is finally putting their foot down?

“…the reforms will take place over a five-year period, and will involve the approval by the archbishop of every speaker the Leadership Conference has at their public events.”

There are likely to be differing opinions regarding this report, but one thing is certain- stories like these highlight the importance of doing our homework and doing our best to understand all elements of a situation.  It is so important to know history to the best of our ability, and to be able to develop a true sense of right and wrong.

Ref:

Ohlheiser, Abby. “Vatican Reprimands US Nuns for Radical Feminist Themes.” The Slatest  04-2012. Slate. 04-2012.

“About LCWR.“ Leadership Conference of Women Religious  04-2012.

Fostering hope for our future and fostering the children

One of the most important mantras to remember, and easily forgotten today, is the aged “Don’t believe everything you hear”.  I’d add, “…especially when it is presented as fear-based fact from very influential people of any one religion”.

Too often our community leaders are [understandably] guilty of using their influence to turn tides of culture and of history.  One of the most perplexing concepts of politics to me throughout my education has been the fluidity of party lines, and- over history- the parties themselves.  Always flexible to the strongest tide, politics have no choice but to waver- and to this we owe the constant bickering which worsens in difficult times.

Yet for this we must likewise be thankful, and we must worship the value of it.  Today too many are worried about the spiritual worship of their brothers and sisters, when it is their democracy they should be in remembrance of and practicing fervently, so that it will not be lost.  It is difficult to see now, but once you’ve taken freedom away from your spirit sibs and neighbors, it will not be long before freedoms are are lost to you also.  Democracy is possibly never possible forever.  Once it is acheived it is of the most valuable of things.  Democracy is secularism.

How many of us are indoctrinating our chilren, and how many of us are leaving our children free to understand the importance of true democracy?  Christians, when we’re no longer the strongest hold of the nation, what kind of freedoms will we expect then?  The ones we are able to acquire will be much different from the freedoms we practice now- and it will be the fault of the far far right.

So, when the strictest of us strive to force our spiritual or religious agendas upon others, remember that one day it will be you.  You will be shuffled from job to job when you are discovered to be ‘not Muslim’ or ‘not Catholic’.  Eventually, you will be lucky to find ANY job, in a non-secular religious society.  You will be constantly bombarded with scriptures that you will NEVER be capable of deciphering- much less believing- samely as those in power over you.  You will then be in a truly losing battle.

All this, if you don’t get on board the secular bandwagon right now and thereby preserve the religious and non-religious freedoms for all the people of our nation.

Think about it.

 

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Muslim Persecution of Christians: February, 2012

This is the real enemy of the Christian, and I wish that American christians- evangelicals- would, like you, target their energies toward the proper group.  Here in America- I’ve found- SOME christians are entirely focused on forcing their own regimes upon- THEIR OWN PEOPLE! I’m speaking of the secular christian, trying to live the free life and feeling suffocated and ‘not Christian enough’.  While I very much dislike encouraging ANY negative religious interaction, I can see the NEED to point out to our American fellowes the need to recognize their true religious- or philosophical- enemies.

And readers, don’t make the mistake of tagging whole groups- ever.  Everyone is not the same.  As Americans, we are supposed to recognize this fact, and allow appropriate room for everyone’s freedoms and without persecution to others.

ONLY IN AMERICA.

Obama Bypasses Congress, Gives $1.5 Billion to Muslim Brotherhood

-not a comforting post,viewpt appreciated. So little we can do about such things, really. Keep on keepin’ on….

Letting Freedom Ring

By AWR Hawkins via Breitbart

During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress. Said Obama, “And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.” It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well–in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.

Congress has restricted and, in fact, halted military aid to Egypt until and “unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic freedoms and human rights.” After all, Christians and other practitioners of non-Islamic religions have had a tough go of it there. And of course, many Egyptian officials harbor such hatred toward the U.S. that…

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Common good vs personal gain or, collective vs individual

I’ve been thinking a lot lately on the paradigm of …common good vs. personal gain.  It’s yet another issue of balance.

It is broken and can be fixed.

Or, "Just because you're different doesn't mean you're not useful. Use can be found in any living thing, and arguably any inanimate. The challenge- among living things- is...nothing more than teamwork and consensus."

Points of consideration or debate:

People argue that the common good is at the expense of the individual.  I believe that it does not need to be so.  In order to proclaim that  common good is in fact such, the good must be equally experienced by each individual.

Common good, or equability in human relation, should be a maintained high standard for any individual– painstakingly if necessary.  Yet, to ascertain that it should cost one’s individuality of life and ways in order to be commonly fair, is wrong.

Question:

Why should individuality qualify as a defining term in synonymous relations to personal gain?  It shouldn’t, at least in the way of allowing for an individual person to maintain freedom in life in order so that individual person has ability to quantify common good.  So, the term individuality should not be used as an opposing theme to common good.

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