It is madness to wear ladies' straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return.
When two men of science disagree, they do not invoke the secular arm; they wait for further evidence to decide the issue, because, as men of science, they know that neither is infallible. But when two theologians differ, since there is no criteria to which either can appeal, there is nothing for it but mutual hatred and an open or covert appeal to force.
You buy furniture. You tell yourself, this is the last sofa i will ever need in my life. Buy the sofa, then for a couple years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled. Then the right set of dishes. Then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things you used to own, now they own you.
The only issue that i have a problem with when it comes to the new age is the way that people such as myself are diminished by that label. i simply don't consider myself "new age." it's other people's small-mindedness that tries to connect me with someone who, let's say, thinks crystals are the answers to all of life's problems. i never did. there are those who suggest that anyone speaking from a base in california has less to say. that kind of bashing doesn't interest me.
It iscrucial that we understand lesbian/feminism in the deepest, most radical sense: as that love for ourselves and other women, that commitment to the freedom of all of us, which transcends the category of "sexual preference" and the issue of civil rights, to become a politics of asking women's questions, demanding a world in which the integrity of all women--not a chosen few--shall be honored and validated in every respect of culture.
Government, possessing the power to create and issue currency and credit as money and enjoying the right to withdraw both currency and credit from circulation by taxation and otherwise, need not and should not borrow capital at interest as a means of financing government work and public enterprises.
Israel produces and stores chemical weapons. So therefore the us will prevent the chemical weapons convention from being imposed on the middle east. But it's necessary to evade this by misrepresenting the convention, and i think maybe 100 percent of the media, or close to it, go along. But that's a critical issue. Actually, syria's chemical weapons were developed largely as a deterrent to israeli nuclear weapons. Also, not mentioned.