From two years ago, I ran into this.
I almost do not remember writing it, but I like it much!
Originally Posted by Auspicious
*ps: update @ Shoko; I just read your post after posting this.
Obugi, Valteena, ALL - here is my view again:
In my humble opinion, religion - the need to believe in a Supreme, All-Knowing Being - derives from the natural desire of humans to find answers in a world full of unsolved questions. Humans are naturally
Prayer for "Earth Day", Sunday 22nd April 2012
This prayer "crossed my desk" yesterday, and, since it is so relevant to "Good God" living and loving, and "Politics" the world over, I present it here:
A prayer for the Earth by Jason O'Neill:
God of many names and God beyond naming,
we celebrate your creation and provision.
Forgive us for abusing this precious resource.
Remind us we are called to be good stewards.
Emotional boundaries and manipulation: Parenting and the Ten Commandments:
The following was sourced from the internet with a little helpful starter by my online friend Jendi Reiter (see her blog at http://jendireiter.com/2012/03/23/my...he-family.aspx ). This is the "gist of it", helped along by just a little "google-searching", fore-knowledge, and at least ten years of my own work, as well.
The quotes I have selected may not be "exactly" as taken; I have
Updated Mar 24, 2012 at 04:52 PM by a piper too
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Bucket or Chalice ?
When WE consider the humble bucket, we have to allow that it has a certain "mass", or density of outline and shape, irrespective of its "content", or lack thereof. This mass will vary in "weight" depending upon where it is situated - in space, or out of it.
Subjected to earth's "gravity" the bucket has weight as well as mass.
When the bucket is out "in" space, the buckets internal forces shall expand its outline, whereas, if it is
I don't know what went wrong in my initial posting of this as an article ("Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child ? Good News 2012" )under my own name on 9th January 2012. The below is now posted as a "comment" to the article, because only the paragraph containing the Biblical references "took".
The following first appeared as my "linkedin" response to a blog which has been locked in "debate" ever since (quite a few hundred long responses). The question put was "Should we discipline our