Others,These are key selections from the reading for the celebration of the Ascension.
Ps 47:5God has gone up with a shout;
the LORD with the sound of the horn!
Ps 93:1aThe LORD is King;
he has put on splendid apparel.
Ephesians 1:18-21You may know… the immeasurable greatness of the power for us who believe…God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places; far above all rule, authority, power and dominion.
Luke 24:51-53While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven. They worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. They were continually in the temple blessing God.
==========================The celebration of the Ascension is not about detachment from regard for human rights.
Enthusiasm for prejudice is a prelude to discrimination. It is presented as perspective on perception. Odd opinions run the discriminatory into extravagant actions. The experience of consequence should be enough to stop further action based on the wrong. The love of uniqueness in being extraordinarily odd however overruns natural caution.The ease associated with the look of inspiration; the defiance of conventions based on reason and revelation; the strength of celebrating the rights of the individual over the liberty of others; of immediate reference to traditional revelation; of illumination without search; of certainty without examination or proof; of dependency upon cruelty and destruction, so flatters ignorance, laziness and vanity that is difficult to get them out of it.
John Locke wrote: “Reason is lost upon them, they are above it: they see the light infused into their [own] understandings…” (“Concerning Human Understanding,” John Locke, 1690, Ch.XIX, ‘Enthusiasm,’ section 8)Republicans have rejected reason in order to deify industry profit.
The proposal that the Republican party supports education was disinformation. Their party needs to be reformed. The state affected by Republican policies needs to be reformed. The damage that the Party has caused has to be repaired. The high stakes aspect of standardized testing needs to be removed. Education needs more support.
The economy needs revenue for the public sector in order to recover. While the elitist extremism of the Republicans holds the responsibility in terms of inflicting hardship upon the economy, in fairness, there are ultra-liberals who share the blame.Extremists place themselves outside democracy in order to control it. Consequently, they don’t play by the rules of the constitution with the bill of rights. They simply seek to control society by giving themselves an even larger advantage. The infamous CEO mentality leads the way towards the Republican convention.
Romney tags Obama from IowaRomney wants to maintain the unfair advantage.
Jim Morrison sings about the neo-cons and ultra-glibs as the “strangers” to the democratic movement during the counter-culture.
The Doors – People Are Strange
Neo-cons are strangers in suits. Ultra-glibs are just strange.You strange alien types don’t put yourselves above it all by standing outside it. You put yourselves beneath the consequences for your advocacy of tyranny. This is a democracy. You have to play by the rules. The rules are subject to the rule of law in a democratic society with the constitution and the bill of rights.
Pay your freekin’ taxes like everybody else! Argh!Steve K.