A soul might choose a life that’s going to end in abortion or miscarriage for the opportunity to experience brief connection with the mother and her surroundings. Tickets to Earth are in demand out there in the spiritual universe, where we originate, and all opportunities are precious for the soul’s growth. Abortion is in a sense a wasted opportunity, but viewed from the spirit side it is not a hate-filled act like walking into a church and gunning down a doctor who performs abortions.
Category: Big Thoughts
Some war president. Instead of rising to the challenge of the job, you shrunk down the definition. Don’t judge you as the steward of the national budget and economy, the carrier of our international respect, the spokesperson for our collective interests, the equalizer between all of the competing Washington interests, or as the one person we could turn to in an emergency. After you used 9/11 as a cover for an extreme domestic agenda, then to launch an unnecessary war in Iraq, all trust was lost. Took people a while to figure out who you really are—or, thank God, were, now that you’re back in Texas enjoying the perks.
Marx predicted that capitalism would exist as a world system of economics until every salable commodity had been sucked dry. Friedman quotes Paul Gilding to describe the moment when “Mother Nature and Father Greed have hit the wall at once — The Great Disruption.” Disrupted is the entire American and Western way of life based on rapacious consumption. Read Friedman’s article for the particulars and statistics, but basically, 2008 was the end of a way of life.
America is a victim of its own system, chained to a monster of its own making. We have allowed our highest value to become consuming, and our highest ideal to be the bottom-line. We are beholden to making a buck anyway we can because that’s what is demanded. So while we bemoan the decline of family values and small-town life, we condone the economic necessity of two-income households and Exurbia. We lament the loss of our undeveloped land and the trashing of our environment but write it off as a business by-product. Responsibility for consequences is passed to a mythical Capitalism, which demands unrelenting sacrifice in return for opportunity and prosperity.
I know Jesus in a savior way but choose “other” as my religion rather than be associated with the fundamentalists who have hijacked the message of Christianity. My despising of George Bush excludes me from many mainstream Christian churches. He’s...
Published 2001 December (After 9-11 began to digest) Stories of twins are ancient, harking back to the Hebrew tales of Cain and Abel, Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau, and the countless other myths that all cultures tell in one...