Monthly Archives: Jan 2007

>dear god

>Dear God, Are boys better than girls. I know you are one but try to be fair. Sylvia Child’s letter fromChildren’s Letters to God

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>”War, hunger, poverty and ecological degradation—when we pick up the newspaper and read the signs of the times, it is a perplexing and sobering experience. In this complex world, interpreting the present time without confusion or despair is an immense … Continue reading

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>genuine wealth

>”Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of things . . . Gross National Product counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of … Continue reading

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>we are not alone

>Arthur Van Seters, Principal Emeritus, Knox College, Toronto, in his inspiring essay “Evangelical Faith and the Radical Compassion of Love for the World” from the PCC Social Action Handbook, writes: “Such stories [Jesus’ parables] are sometimes introduced with the phrase … Continue reading

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>taking a break

>i’m taking a break from posting as manfromplaid on lj and as redsaucer on blogger. for a while, i’ll post as my alter ego, mild-mannered peterladage.

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>double whammies

>it’s hard reading through the prophets of the old testament and repeatedly watching an inconvenient truth (AIT). lots of doom and gloom. even the director and producers of AIT admit that the film doesn’t have enough room at the end … Continue reading

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>five minutes to midnight: the doomsday clock moves two minutes closer

>”The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday Clock conveys how close humanity is to catastrophic destruction–the figurative midnight–and monitors the means humankind could use to obliterate itself. First and foremost, these include nuclear weapons, but they also encompass climate-changing technologies … Continue reading

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>Climate Change Denial: "Wacky Weather" is Deadly Global Heating (lj xpost)

>birdwoman sent me this blog-link on Climate Change Denial: “Wacky Weather” is Deadly Global Heating. as she said, it’s long and depressing, but there’s hope at the end. kind of like reading Jeremiah.

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two poems–the journey & despair

THE JOURNEY the walk the hill up down the morning light heat the path the paths the choice the others the source the beginning is the end and the end is the beginning the centre is the edge and the … Continue reading

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>"we’re in this together"

>Celebration Speech at the Resurgence 40th Anniversary event by Annie Lennox If we view the world as an interdependent global village, then we avoid taking action at our own peril. WE LIVE IN complicated times. We seek, but we don’t … Continue reading

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