At meeting this past Sunday a Friend’s message asked for help. Specifically she described a particular situation that was troubling her, namely the latest development of our militaristic society, the way that technology-based warfare can create atrocities just as easily as human hands. In so doing, she asked for specific prayers from those gathered for worship. I believe she was lamenting, in part, how human achievement can be so useful and so destructive at the same time. Many Friends rose to fulfill her request. They were so numerous, honestly, that I now have trouble now recalling all of them. One woman recited aloud the Lord’s Prayer, which I memorized at a young age, as many do. Others provided words of comfort that were utterly foreign to me, but no less intriguing.
Tag: Human Condition
Oct 26 2010
Oct 10 2009
President Obama Will Accept Nobel Peace Prize as a Call to Action
“I will accept this award as a call to action —
a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century.
. . . we must all do our part to resolve those conflicts
that have caused so much pain and hardship over so many years . . .”
– President Barack Obama
What are some of those “common challenges of the 21st century”?
The US government hosted UN link above, identifies some of these global issues:
Sep 26 2009
Chuck Doesnt-have-any-Guts Grassley!
Grassley: “go work for the federal government” for affordable insurance
Great Advice Mr. Grassley! … Yes, ALL of America — Should go work for the Govt, because that way we’ll all get Good Insurance, finally?
Say Chuck, Do you know what they call it, in Countries where EVERYONE works for the Govt? —
They call it Socialism!
Sep 25 2009
Senators can afford to wait for Health Care reform — after all they ALREADY HAVE Health Insurance for their Families!
Trigger? — No Problem!
2013? — Who Cares!
Public Option only for the Few — No Worries … ( — For Them! )
Montana Senators have a wide Menu of Health Care Options, so What’s the Rush?
Health — 2009 Plan Information for Montana
Nationwide Fee-for-Service Open to All
APWU Health Plan (APWU)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan – Standard Option
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan – Basic Option
GEHA Benefit Plan (GEHA)
GEHA High Deductible Health Plan
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (HDHP)
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan Value
State Specific HMO, HDHP and CDHP Plans
Aetna HealthFund (CDHP/HDHP) – South, Southeast & Western MT
New West Health Services – Most of Montana
No shortage of Insurance Options — in Montana!
Aug 30 2009
What would Jesus Do about Health Care?
Well it sounds, like he understood how Sick People need Doctors:
Mark 2:17 GWT
When Jesus heard that, he said to them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor; those who are sick do. I’ve come to call sinners, not people who think they have God’s approval.”
GOP Health Care Obstructionists, are you Listening???
The Pharisees, thought they were doing God’s work too.
Imagine their surprise when this upstart Carpenter, from the old neighborhood, dared to stand up to their blatant self-righteousness … and dish back to them some cold, hard truth …
Aug 08 2009
Bullying is the act of intentionally causing harm to others, through verbal harassment, physical assault, or other more subtle methods of coercion such as manipulation.
In colloquial speech, bullying often describes a form of harassment perpetrated by an abuser who possesses more physical and/or social power and dominance than the victim.
The harassment can be verbal, physical and/or emotional.
Bullies hurt people verbally and physically.
There are many reasons for that. One of them is because the bullies themselves are or have been the victim of bullying.
Bullying can occur in any setting where human beings interact with each other.
Bullying can exist between social groups, social classes and even between countries.