The WWJD fad with the bracelets was going wide open when BG was a teenager yet she never wore one, nor did I. I certainly don't feel the need to broadcast the fact that I'm a Christian because in this day and time it's a hazardous occupation. My faith is a quiet one, full of rage at social injustice and believing in miracles. Why else would Jesus save people were it not for the love of one universal God. That seems to be where the problem comes in with today's society. The Bible is a book written thousands of years ago on the walls of caves and transcribed ad infinitum until now. Anytime you "republish" with an interpretation to suit your own agenda? It's definitely not what J would do. This is precisely what is happening with our government today. Because of intolerance to other people's belief systems the radical right has taken over the "family values" sector by attempting to overturn a law that went into effect 40 years ago. Get a grip people. Prior to all that women died in doctor's offices or worse getting illegal abortions. Prohibition doesn't work...period, whether you're discussing a substance or a service. There will always be a black market. That's not even mentioning the fact that the Koch brothers own the world and we're just sitting here acting like that. This country was founded on the principles of freedom to believe whatever. That's why we left merry old England and killed all the Native Americans who fed our forefathers that winter.
I am so simple it's ridiculous. Treat me right and give me a reason to keep going and I'll be there if at all possible. This past month I've watched a whole bunch of sunrises and sunsets with no reason to do anything but enjoy. All that will change in three weeks when I'm back to the sawmill for more life saving adventures. That I spent about a week of my recovery there with my mother is beside the point. She is being cared for properly now and I can rest easy. Daddy just called to tell me that their angel Mary Lynn is picking him up for a visit and clothes drop off. Now there's exactly what Jesus would do.
Here's the thing...intolerance of any kind for lifestyle or religious beliefs is wrong and only adds fuel to the police state. I have lived long enough to know that we have a current generation of not just black people but a whole helluva' lot of people who don't know what it's like to be persecuted because they've been coddled. Racial profiling is not just a problem for them, if you know what I mean. I remember following 9/11 when peaceful Muslims living in this country were the victims of hatred because of misunderstanding about the fact that the ones doing the damage are extremists who can't be beaten on their home turf. Dear POTUS: leave that shit alone and enjoy your vacay. Fortunately I've gotten past the anger that I held for the politicians (including Dems) who voted to fund a multi-year Halliburton conflict for just that. I'm looking ahead for positive things like Elizabeth Warren and paying things forward. It's not all bad..that's the MSM painting a picture of horror. Random acts of kindness..that's what's up.