Philosophy

We often hear statements trying to not to generalize groups and communities, instead or "all white people..." we say "some white people..." We still live in a society separated by race weather we acknowledge it or not. I'm sure there are white people that will not agree and not want to be generalized but I do. I say continue generalization. I am a white woman. I understand I have privilege. So please continue to say "all white people" please do not say "some" it gives myself and others opportunities to say "yes some white people but I am not part of that some". Please hold me and other white people accountable for our privilege. We have it but if we hear a chance to dismiss it, it will be. Now, I am not saying that all white people are bad, no. But I am saying white people either...
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Lord I am sorry. I might have offended you for my actions. I am really sorry. In times that I needed you . You were there but I wasn't paying attention. I believe now. I believe that you are in fact real. You are my salvation. Please be rid me of all the evil that's surrounding me. I want to return to you God. Please be my strength. Help me be whole. I believe you. I believe in you. Please take me back to you. I hope you could still accept me. I want to return to you father. Let me be your child again. Guide me. Love me. Forgive me. I am truly sorry. And for all the things that I seem to can't express right now, for all the things I couldn't say I hope you could hear them. I don't know God if you would forgive me, if I am still welcome, but I want to serve you. My life...
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What is truth? This is truth; which begins again. What is truth? Who can know? Does simply saying, make it so? This statement is false. Who can tell? Is it really that simple to unring a bell? I'm a doctor, but k(no)w I'm not? Do I really have to get schooled in thought? Can I earn a doctorate by simply thinking? Am I wasting time by penning and inking? Does the answer to the former lie in the latter? If it is so, then why does it matter? Have I arrived at the truth? Is the inquiry over? Is a PhD no more than a three leaf clover? If I ask another question then what does that mean? Am I wrong? Am I right? Is there something unseen? Shall I copy this infinitely and send you each one? Would you make me a Doctor just for fun? It won't break the tempo if you tell no one. Or...
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Here is my response to a letter that says "Homosexuality Isn't a Sin, but Homophobia Is" (http://www.opnlttr.com/letter/open-letter-church-homosexuality-isn%E2%80%99t-sin-homophobia) I understand where they're coming from, as I had to wrestle with the same issue in my own life. As a person who had brought up within the Catholic faith, I had to figure out where the Church was on this topic, and how on earth I could ever be loved in the Catholic Church. Here's what I found out, and I urge you to share, because this perspective gets virtually zero media exposure ... even though people seem to claim that the support "equality." Let's test that out ;) What I Learned I learned that in the eyes of the Catholic Church, to willfully behave in ways that are contrary to Natural Law (...
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The shooting of nine black parishioners at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., has prompted righteous outrage and incomparable grief. Black people were targeted and slain after extending grace and hospitality to a heartless white supremacist who allegedly killed them in one of the nation’s most storied black institutions. Weeks later, our hearts are still heavy. Black churches like Mother Emanuel were founded against a backdrop of white racist terror. And so-called Christians whitewashed theology with anti-black racism, which is the reason some slave masters cited the Bible to support chattel slavery. It’s also the reason some white pastors organized church services so that black parishioners were physically separated from white church members during...
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Dear recent gradu-queer and any queer on the struggle bus, Welcome to this shit show called adulthood! (If anyone tells you adulthood is not some kind of a shit show, I give you permission to bite them on the nose for lying.) Perhaps you've recently bid farewell to some university or college, with or without your sanity, self-esteem, and/or personal values. Or, perhaps, you've long ago hung up your cap and gown, or you left "higher" education without the pomp and circumstance. Or, maybe you never fit quite neatly into the post-high school narrative. Somewhere in any and all of these options, you're supposed to have found a job or degree, and the world makes you feel worthless if you don't have either or both. It's fascinating how in the blink of an eye, people stop asking you...
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Should there be religion? If you are a good person, does nothing wrong to your brothers and sisters, loving, respects your elders, smart to do the right thing, generous to feed hungry, loves your parents, and above all praises God's gifts/blessings to mankind. Wouldn't it be enough to have this ideal? If he/she feeds the poor, forgives enemies, teaches God's word, would you not admire that person? Would you still believe that he/she doesn't deserve to enter the gates of Heaven? I always pray to God, I love my wife and our son, I do not make enemies, I'm a Catholic but do not believe in the rosary. Did I hurt anyone? I love all God's creation. Religion should not dictate who enters the Kingdom of God. Martin Fazon #justsaying #pointofview
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Sorry, Savillah. Sorry that I don't even know if that's how you spell your name. The "h" may be an unnecessary flourish, born out of an incidental guilt that I don't even fully understand. I'm sure I have many apologies to make for innumerable mistakes in my life, and they will all come in time. But in light of recent events, the precipitators of which should have been addressed long ago, I have a monumental "I'm sorry." Savillah, you were my mother's "maid" when she was young. You were not a live-in maid, you would have only spent the night if there was a cataclysmic event- birth, death, etc...You were tall, skinny, wore a simple "house-frock", eye-glasses, and- oh, yeah... you were black. Well, wait- I know you were black, but the rest? That's my imagination. As far as I know....
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My dear, dear Brother, It has been in my heart to write you, brother that I love, whom I have known all my life, whom I have known for a time, and whom I have not yet met…. That sounds kind of mysterious doesn’t it?! This letter is about helping you to understand some important things. You may have been wondering how my life turned out. Well, it has been quite a trip! I have seen and done a full range of amazing things. I have experienced defeats and victories I did not imagine possible when we were “younger boys”. I have been in places no one should go and also in places of unfathomable beauty. I have found love, lost it, found it again, and kept it; been hopelessly discouraged and blissfully happy. I will forbear detailed descriptions, my brother, for something has...
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Swimming in the deepest ocean Or flying, high up in the air God always sees us As we are He knows we are He is witness to all things we dare He asks us to honor Him With our whole heart, soul and mind And to love every other person Friend or foe, as our own kind I picture Him A friendly old man Full of love, always kind He is always trying to help us To do each other As good As we might Someday I hope To be in His paradise His Kingdom, may it come It must be a joyful place No more pain, no more sorrow Not for anyone In this we are all different In our worship for Jahweh, our Lord In this respect, everyone is playing a different tune a different accord I wish we could all share in this And together, someday soon Play Him some music Make Him...
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