"I’ve been a deep believer my whole life. 18 years as a Southern Baptist. More than 40 years as a mainline Protestant. I’m an ordained pastor. But it’s just stopped making sense to me. You see people doing terrible things in the name of religion, and you think: ‘Those people believe just as strongly as I do. They’re just as convinced as I am.’ And it just doesn’t make sense anymore. It doesn’t make sense to believe in a God that dabbles in people’s lives. If a plane crashes, and one person survives, everyone thanks God. They say: ‘God had a purpose for that person. God saved her for a reason!’ Do we not realize how cruel that is? Do we not realize how cruel it is to say that if God had a purpose for that person, he also had a purpose in killing everyone else on that plane? And a purpose in starving millions of children? A purpose in slavery and genocide? For every time you say that there’s a purpose behind one person’s success, you invalidate billions of people. You say there is a purpose to their suffering. And that’s just cruel."
This is the extended version of a conversation that I had over the weekend where I strongly urged someone close to me to NOT to tell a relative with cancer & just had a heart attack - “Well, God just wants you to slow down.” The person did not comprehend that it was a cruel statement, not a comforting statement.
"My girlfriend caught me with another woman. Now she won’t even let me get my stuff out of the apartment! I said ‘C’mon, Sweetheart.’ And she said ‘Fuck you Motherfucker!’ I tried going back when she wasn’t home, to see if I could get the dog to open the door. But he was too small. Our last dog could open the door. But not this one."
There are so many of levels of awesome to this photo and his story: #1 - The animal pelt on this hat.#2 - The fact that this type of drama usually happens to the 18-25 yr old set not the 50+.
#3 - Still loving the dead animal on his head.
It looks like my Tumblr is going to be a music and dog tumblr, which I am ok with.
This is the funniest dog video I have seen in a long time.
‘Home Again’ by Michael Kiwanuka
Lately I have been longing for home. Even though I am from the LA area, one would think that this is home, but I feel the need to be moving on. Wonderful soft song.
‘Family Makes an Amusing 4th of July Video to Blinded by Stars’ by Breyer Family using Adrienne Young & Little Sadie’s song
So, my second favorite protest song during the GW Bush era was Adrienne Young and Little Sadie’s song “Blinded by Stars”. Yes, it is a bluegrass song but with a BIG BITE towards the folks who got blinded by the stars & stripes. The Breyer family provides visual accompaniment.
‘We Americans’ by The Briefs
Because this Briefs song, “We Americans” is one of two of my favorite songs written in protest during the GW Bush era. Although whoever put the video stills together covered 1963 - 2013.
[Please excuse the section of the video that This is My Jam decided to freeze as the thumbnail.]