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Welcome

Posted: January 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

Just a quick hello to those who might have come here from my Facebook page.

I’ll be back soon…………..

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Tis the season

Posted: December 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Save it for a rainy day

Posted: July 8, 2016 in Uncategorized

Just my my mind a wonderin’

thinkin’ ’bout near nothin….

de de de de da da………….hm hm hmm hm hm hm

Save it for a rainy day

I am doing my best….

Posted: June 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

In the past several weeks I have become very upset with myself…the what and why are difficult to pin point.  There a parts of days (like now) when I almost fee despondent.   I know part of it is because I don’t really get a good nights sleep and am frustrated by the fact that I have other little ticks and twitches that are bothering me. Itchy bug and spider bits, 10 lbs I can’t see to shake off,  the sense that I am wandering aimlessly through the remaining years of my life.  Yeh…I guess you could call it a form of depression. I daydream about things that might have been and a reality that isn’t and maybe never was.  If I am this lethargic now what will it be like when I’m not working two jobs?

Letter on the Opinion Page

Posted: May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

Read your letter in the paper and I think you bring up some interesting points.

You are absolutely correct in say that the phrase “separation of church and state” isn’t in the constitution.  What the clause does say is that government shall make no law “respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”  This was essentially to outlaw the Church of England as the recognized official religion.  You probably also know that Thomas Jefferson wrote a famous letter to a group of Baptists in Danbury Conn. reassuring them and using the phrase “wall of separation”.

I like your Proverb. I have one (not a Proverb) that goes “Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own.  You may both be wrong”

At the risk of doing just that I make these comments:

You said “the First Amendment provides assurance that the Federal Government would not meddle in the affairs of religion within the sovereign states” Not true.  Maryland had the Church of England as their official church.  They could not continue this under the Constitution.

As for the ACLU…It isn’t so much that government and religion are enemies as it is foolish state and federal legislators enacting laws that are unconstitutional because they promote a specific religious dogma.  I can’t argue that the Supreme Court hasn’t damaged some of our values but not in the way you would think.  If bigotry is a religious value then yes the court ruled against that.

As a progressive (the term Liberal has been bastardized to the point that it no longer defines what it once did) I am only “fearful” of religious freedom when it is legislated into discriminatory laws.  Your reference to business owners using religious beliefs as a form of bigotry goes right to my point. If they are in business to serve the public. LGBT people are a part of that public. Can you imagine a world where a business posts a list of those people they will serve (or won’t)?  Say…old people like you and me.

I think I saw such a sign in Atlanta back in 1961.  It said “whites only”.

 

 

Agenda

Posted: May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Today I start a new adventure. I established my blog site as a domain name so I am easier to find and hopefully more attractive to anyone interested in my comments.  My site name is irreverendt and my tag line is “not just another angry old white guy” I’ll be back