The two things people try to avoid talking about are religion and politics. It just so happens that I love to talk about both of those tabo topics.
Religion first. I was born into the Catholic faith. I was an alter boy along with my older brother. I kind of drifted away from the church when there were so many priests abusing children and never being held accountable. I am more in tune with Jesus when I’m out in the biggest cathedral in the world, the woods. I like to walk in the woods and cut and split (by hand) fire wood. I cut about six cord and sell it because we no longer burn wood.
Extremists of any religion are the downfall of their religion. Those extremists hurt people of their religion and others as well. For proof, you need look no further than the Muslim extremists killing indiscriminately which gives Islam a black eye or worse. Of course Christianity has those vile “Westboro Baptist” extremists. They don’t like anyone. Seem to hate other religions and soldiers and just about everyone. There are examples of extremists in most all religions.
I don’t have any use for hypocrites who thump on the Bible (a good guideline) and then do the opposit of what God would want us to do. I don’t hate but I sure don’t like some of them.
I believe that Jesus would be upset with many folks for not following his example. I’ll leave it there.
I think our forefathers were brilliant when they wrote the Declaration of Independance and the bill of Rights and other important works. I also think they would be disappointed with many of our politicians today. There is far too much corruption in our nation’s capitol today. Greed seems to be the order of the day. Justice be damned. The corporations are buying our politicians and we don’t seem to have a way to get honest politicians other than the few like Sanders, Warren, and a handful of others who take their oaths seriously. The founders of America didn’t think of everything. They missed GREED and coruption! They also missed multinational corporations! Those are only American when it benefits them, not when it comes to paying taxes like we have to.
The worst are the corporations that feed at the treasurery trough.
Today we have splinter groups of the republican Party like the TeaParty who are like I was saying about religion, extremists! Not to be out done the Democratic Party has the Blue Dogs, a group of Democrats in name only. (DINO’s) These DINO’s vote against their own party when the party needs them, hurting the party.
I know that I’m opinionated. It comes naturally when you get old and have had lots of experience.
If you have a different opinion I ask that you put it down in a post. We can discuss our differences in a civil way and you might even persuade me to your way of thinking. After all, I’m like a scientist, if you can disprove my theory I am willing to change the theory to fit facts.
So lets have a conversation. Ask questions, give opinions, and most of all engage in give and take.