In the end, love is ALL that really matters


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This week … Sheesh – so much hate running rampant across this planet. It’s sad and well, heart breaking.  I don’t think I can ever truly understand why people choose to hate.  Quite frankly, it takes more time to hate than it does to love or be tolerant of those you might not like or agree with in this world. 

So, let me get two things off my chest first … 

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On Wednesday, the news reported that a division of the Presbyterian Church (USA) had issued a rabid, anti-Israel and anti-Jewish report.  I was shocked, momentarily, until I remembered that the radical elements that had rooted themselves in the hierarchy of the PC (USA) was the reason that I left the Presbyterian Church in 2007.  

By Thursday, the mainstream media had picked up the story and Israel, of course, was already standing firmly in defence of their state.  And by midday, the people of the Presbyterian Church had become incredibly vocal in their denouncement of the report.

And although the leadership of the PC (USA) issued a statement that the committee was a ‘branch’ — they still had their anti-Israel information on their main site.  Then, we began to hear how various Synods and Presbyteries began to firmly denounce the actions of the committee and leadership for sanctioning the report and the hate.

If the people find a way to usher the hate mongers out — then the PC (USA) might just be saved from the radical elements that tend to invade the more open reformed faiths.  If they’re not able to push them out — then I’d expect there to be a major split in the PC (USA).  So, long as the hate spurred by this radical element is smashed – that’s all that will matter in the end.

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I say let them have their ignorant, silly little law.  What needs to happen is every person living in Arizona who vehemently opposes this proposed law — stops spending their money at any business that proudly supports the law and any business that actually throws anyone out.  When their cash flow dries up — let’s see how long they stand on their religious beliefs — and let’s be clear: religion and faith are NOT one in the same. 

I think they should replace their little phrase “Welcome to the Grand Canyon State” with “Welcome to the Racist and Hate Mongering State” … and I’m done with this nonsense because it’s typical Republican trash. And quite frankly, I’m tired of so-called Christians using the names of God and Jesus to spew their hate and bigotry.

This song by Hillsong United sum up my ideas … Everyone needs compassion. A love that’s never failing.  Let mercy fall on me. Everyone needs forgiveness. From the pretenders at Westboro Baptist Church to those who enact hatred into law — they need the exact opposite of what they’re dealing – love.  In the end, love is ALL that really matters — and whether you chose to love instead of hate determines a great deal about you and your character.

And that’s all I have to say about all of that hate … 

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The rest of my week was simply awesome because the weather finally decided to stop freaking out between cold and warm … but the pollen – seriously, the pollen. I’ll be glad when I’m allowed to take my allergy shots again. 

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So, through the grapevine, I’ve heard a few tv shows have been axed – so far, only one I was watching got canned — The Carrie Diaries.  At the start of the second season, I was really into the show and hopeful, but now … well, it started dragging.  And dragging. And :::thump::: died three episodes from the end.

What it lacked, in the end, was speed and good writing – bottom line.  It really had a chance at its inception and mid way through it’s second season; however, I think when it began to totter, they should have found a way to bring in some of the original writers of Sex and the City … it would have perhaps survived.

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I was so intent with Sherlock being back on and now, I find out … they only filmed three episodes for the third season? REALLY? Not feeling this – at all.  I will say the entire mini-season was epic and quite brilliant! For those who haven’t yet seen this season – I’m not a spoiler … so, you needn’t worry about getting any details. But seriously, BBC … don’t make any of us wait quite so long this time for the next season.

As of late, I’ve been receiving lots of emails regarding my posting of quotes as of late (it would be okay for you click the “like” for those posts and send email 😉 ) and so, I’ve decided I’ll share a few each time I scribble down my thoughts as well … 

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c33f5844d35b214fd873f5b4b1da093dAnd on that note, I’m off to enjoy my Sunday … I’ve chores, errands and a little cutie to play with all arvo long!  I hope everyone has a great week … and just think – in two weeks I’m on holiday! 🙂

Much love,

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Never, never, never …


No matter what … it’s going to get better if you stick to the plan! 🙂  That’s what my therapist has said when I’ve been ready to throw my hands up and run out of her office screaming.  I think to myself, “How can it get better if the problem (person) is still around?”

I’m pretty easy to get along with, but when confronted by the issues of someone else — that look like a lifelong subscription to drama — and they’re pretending they’ve nothing to do with what’s going on and they’ve caused no rifts … it gets to you after awhile.  And let’s face it – ignoring someone isn’t always an easy thing.

And I must mention this entire Hamas thing – again.  The protesting that took place in San Francisco yesterday, outside of the Israeli Consulate … made me mad as hell.  A bunch of punk-ass, granola eating hippies chanting racist, anti-Semitic slurs about Israel.

I wish people would take the time to research the issue before choosing a side because it’s – you know, picking a side without any knowledge is supposedly the right thing to do a/k/a  POLITICALLY CORRECT. Perhaps the best thing I saw all day was this post on Tumblr:

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Can you give me 5 good reasons why?

  1. It doesn’t use women and children as human shields.
  2. It’s the only true democracy in the Middle East.
  3. It is entitled to the right of self defense.
  4. I stand against the global anti-semitism that has been going on since the foundation of the Jewish religion. 
  5. They have universal rights for every citizen.  Homosexuals are not executed in the streets unlike their Arab neighbors.  They do not enslave women unlike their Arab neighbors.
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    1. They bomb women and children.
    2. Doesn’t accept the government elected by it’s people unless it’s to their benefit. Also starts bloody proxy civil wars in countries arming Muslims extremist and trading one devil for other they think they could control.
    3. Feels it is entitled to sustain a blockade of basic health provisions, food and humanitarian aid.(remember when they illegally border a Turkish ship  with unarmed  activist on board and killed ten of them while the ship was  in international waters.)
    4. I bet who ever made this isn’t even Jewish, while I totally understand that some people hate Israel and would love to destroy, I really don’t see that as an excuse to let Israel to do as they wish without any consequences. It’s not anti-Semitism to criticize it’s government and foreign  policy. 
    5. Just because Israel doesn’t treat women and homosexuals as second class citizens doesn’t mean they should get away with the way they treat the Palestinians. With no respect at all and stealing their human dignity by denying them basic human rights. 

Oh, you must be talking about Hamas about bombing women and children.  Using suicide bombers on cafes and buses, and indiscriminately firing missiles at civilians targets inside Israel.  While also using civilian buildings, hospitals, mosques, and schools as headquarters, firing points, and storage areas.

Hamas is a terrorist organization that threatens the security of Israel.  If Al-Queda was elected in Mexico, do you honestly think the U.S. would sit idly by while an openly hostile group took control?  I think not.

The blockade is in response to the constant attacks from Hamas.  Israel supplies many necessities to Gaza, electricity and water, for example.  These resources are usually taken by Hamas to be used in their war against Israel, leaving the citizens with nothing.  

In the case of the Turkish ship, the UN investigation has found that the “unarmed” activist had in fact attacked the Israeli commandoes first, leading to the struggle.  Admittedly, the same report pointed out that Israel had used excessive force.  

It should also be pointed out that in July 2011, the United Nations committee in charge of investigating the incident ruled that the blockade of Gaza was legal.

As for your “unarmed” activists, aboard the flotilla, the following were found:

  • Knives
  • Clubs
  • Slingshots with marble projectiles
  • Bulletproof vests
  • Gas masks
  • Night Vision Goggles
  • Flash grenades used against the IDF commandoes

Your statement claiming only Jews can support Israel is complete nonsense.  I’m an atheist.  In theory, I should be opposed to the idea of a Jewish state just as much as I oppose an Islamist or Christian state.  However, Israel lives in a negative light simply because they are Jewish.  History has not been kind to the Jews, and it continues to be that way.  In the minds of people like you, the Jewish people of Israel will always be the bad guys simply because they are just that, Jewish.

Yes, let’s talk about the Palestinian rights in Israel.  13 of the 120 members of the Knesset are Palestinian Arabs.  A Palestinian Arab sits on the Israeli Supreme Court.  In 2002, 6% of Israel’s civil servants were Palestinian Arabs.  In 2004, Israel required by law that every state-run company must have one Arab on their board of directors.  There are also numerous Israeli Arab generals in the IDF, one of which is in charge of the borders.

I don’t think there’s much that can be said to that.  And as always, my support — 210% — is behind Israel.

So, now … I’ve errands to run, lunch with a good friend and general nothingness to do!   Here’s to hoping that none of you – my precious readers – is having a “You Gotta Be Friggin’ Kidding Me!” kinda week! 🙂

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