Monthly Archives: April 2012

ADMIRING COURAGE

A man in Jerusalem once stood up to the leaders of his day affirming that loving God and one’s neighbor is more important than any religious activity—that the person who does this is not far from the kingdom of God.  … Continue reading

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WILL THE “RIGHT’ TRIUMPH

Abraham Lincoln finished his second inaugural address at the close of the Civil War: “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to … Continue reading

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“I’VE BEEN DUPED”

So writes Rick Steves, popular author of travel guides and TV host of European travel shows,  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rick-steves/reflections-on-israel-and_b_1401220.html  He continues, “I just watched a powerful and courageous documentary called Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land. It certainly has its own agenda and … Continue reading

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HEY, LIGHTEN UP! YOU’LL TURN OFF YOUR FRIENDS

Yeah, I know that’s possible.  But you’re supposed to blog about something that’s in your gut.  Something that you care about. Yes, but with the Israeli/Palestinian questions, a lot of people won’t agree with you.  True.  Many won’t.  That’s okay.  … Continue reading

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HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN IN “THE ONLY DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST”

Democracy has become a main reason in the US to support Israeli policies.  But in summary, its meaning depends on how you define “democracy,” usually a government run by people who live under it.  Israel’s differs from most democratic systems … Continue reading

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IF WE’D ONLY REALIZED THEN WHAT WE KNOW NOW

We might have taken a different path.  Life is lived in prospect, but only understood in retrospect (Kierkegaard.)  We all come to forks in the trail, and sometimes choose the wrong one not understanding where it will lead.  Trying to … Continue reading

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