Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Thursday, August 9, 2012

A House Divided

I am depressed
no not in a clinical sense

But this political campaign season has me down

Does the tone of this thing bother anyone else?

So what is wrong with it?


Well there is the fact that everyone is playing games with the truth
There is the fact that the two sides are so far apart
There is the fact that people seems to be willing to say anything to get elected
Do anything to get power
Without even thinking about the impact on people
Real people

There is the fact that we are, as a nation divided
The hate is palpable

Go ahead, read a blog or an article on the campaign
or on the stances of either party

If you go into the comment section and find honest dialog
show me the way

All I see is name calling
No one is talking to anyone else, it is all monolog
there is no dialog

That is the quality of the discourse

When did money become more important than caring for people?
When did we stop listening to each other?
When did we stop working together to create solutions?

Whenever it happened, it has to stop

As we go forward for the next 
horridly long months until November
I would like to have us remember the words of two pretty special people

"Love your neighbor as yourself"  Jesus
"A house divided against itself cannot stand "  Abraham Lincoln

And becoming "undivided" does not mean one side destroying the other
It means loving the other, and learning to collaborate......


I am depressed


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