Tuesday, February 27, 2007
On Faith: Guest Voices: Goldberg: Judge Not Israel AloneCan anyone criticize the Jews? Apparently not. They are after all the chosen people. It was certainly tragic when they ran up against people who thought they were the master race. I've heard many times from jews that "everyone hates the jews". Has this been God's will? Will we ever be able to make sense of it? Many view Israel as the west's attempt to colonize the middle east. The west first thinks in terms of power rarely in terms of fairness. Burning petroleum is bad for the earth. When we finally give it up we will be a lot closer to peace
On Faith: Guest Voices: Faith In the Public SquareI think Jesus was right. I'm not interested in all the dogma that has come behind him. I believe in an essential unity of all religions. There are polarities in religion as there is in anything else. We constantly flucuate between those poles. Right now we are getting right up on the edge of one side. We should be backing off any time now. It's kind of like the stock market. Jesus said in the sermon on the mount that there will be many that say his name, but he will not know them when they get to heaven.
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Putting 9/11 into perspective - Los Angeles Times: "Human societies, wrote the influential thinkers of the time, followed a common path of historical evolution from savage beginnings toward ever-greater levels of peaceful civilization, politeness and commercial exchange."
Can someone as polarizing as Hillary Clinton really be elected? "I know how to win," she insisted at the Teamsters hall. "I can win the nomination and I can win the general election because there isn't anybody besides my husband who's been through more with the folks on the other side than I have, and I know how to beat them."