I see too many instances of people getting upset, their feelings are hurt, and all they want to do is get an ounce of revenge, either physically or verbally. It only helps them to feel better knowing that the person or thing that hurt them is equally, if not more, hurt or offended.
Wouldn't it be a better world if we took that pain, that anger, that vengefulness, and used it for good? You know that feeling you get when you genuinely help someone, with no expectation of reward or compensat
What if you were left completely alone and no one cared for you? What if the walls around you were you best friends? What if this happened because you pushed so many people away with your actions, your behavior, your words?
Don't end up alone. Be thoughtful of others and think before you act or say something. We are all different, but we are all human.
I have nothing against the Black Lives Matter movement. Nor do I have anything against Blue Lives Matter. But when I get called out for suggesting that ALL lives matter because it "belittles" these causes, that's when I get upset. I don't care what color your skin is, what religion you believe in, what your gender or sexual preference is, if you treat people with basic human respect and decency, your life matters!
Until we all start acting like humans and stop labeling each other, a
This didn't stop Tawny Kitaen from beating the crap out of her husband with a stiletto, but I'm sure most women value their shoes much more than this. Although once their anger level has maxed out, anything goes!
New Belgium Brewing is teaming with Ben & Jerry's to create Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale. The proceeds from the sales of this clever creation go to Protect Our Winters, a climate change awareness group. I love to the cause, I love beer, I love chocolate. But Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale?
LOL, I read the Bible an awful lot for someone who's a hard-materialist atheist. But, then, I was raised culturally Christian, & US culture is so deeply steeped in Christianity, it's difficult to escape it.
I like the Bible websites, tending to like the gateway one better than the hub one, for usability reasons. I really like that they have all the versions, all the different books, & all the commentaries. I did buy a Bible, in college lol, a big fat scholastic bible with all the books & a ton of footnotes. I started an atrocity project with it long ago & it's full of post-its.
I've definitely developed a preference in versions, liking the NIV best so far, it's marvelously clear & the least disappointing when I dig into the depths. The KJVs are muddled & difficult to understand. Recently I've gotten to thinking that's why all these my-own-private-patriarchal-cult & grifters & et al like the KJVs so much, cuz they're a more obscure version that requires more 'explaining', is more open to interpretation. In addition to the obvious historical reasons why, like feeling all connected to the Pilgrim eras, & sounding all Shakespearean.
I mostly end up reading the Bible as a fact-checking exercise, wondering what the verses & chapters say, the verses that people will have in their bios or social media postings. Tho' I do a fair amount of wondering why people think a thing that ostensibly has Biblical roots, digging around that.