Tuesday, December 20, 2005

putting a few pieces together...

Mona Charon writes:

"...Iraqis once again demonstrated their eagerness for democratic practice by standing in long lines at voting places around the nation. How can the United States possibly leave this job unfinished? To leave is to fail."


"President Bush is making selective use of an opinion poll when he tells people that Iraqis are increasingly upbeat.

"The same poll that indicated a majority of Iraqis believe their lives are going well also found a majority expressing opposition to the presence of U.S. forces, and less than half saying Iraq is better off now than before the war."


This Quaker's take: The lack of integrity snowballs as people gradually lose sight of the Truth, mesmerized by the ventriloquist voice of gods they have created to serve as the benefactors in their fertility cults.

9 "Therefore I bring charges against you again,"
declares the LORD.
"And I will bring charges against your children's children.

10 Cross over to the coasts of Kittim and look,
send to Kedar and observe closely;
see if there has ever been anything like this:

11 Has a nation ever changed its gods?
(Yet they are not gods at all.)
But my people have exchanged my/their Glory
for worthless idols.

12 Be appalled at this, O heavens,
and shudder with great horror,"
declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 2

"And it's a hard, and it's a hard, it's a hard, and it's a hard,
And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall."

Bob Dylan

Merry Christmas for Christ/The Spirit is born...and dies...and is reborn...in the hearts of all people every day.

"...the Quaker conviction that covenantal participation is based not on doctrinal confession but on hearng and following God's voice."

Douglas Gwyn
Covenant Crucified
(Quakers and the Rise of Capitalism)
p. 193

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