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This week in God (and Icons)

Here's a great piece from the Boulder Weekly, on a favorite, timely topic: What is the Christian Left to do in neo-con America?

If progressives were left feeling bereft on the morning of Nov. 3, none were feeling the shock more deeply than progressive Christians.

Hugs and gratitude to cereselle, incidentally. Just wanted to say that.

Also, icons: Nothing new at the moment. Sorry. I spent hours poking at a thing for eac last night, and just couldn't get comfortable with it. I'll try again tonight. It looks like I just might be able to get Photoshop to run on my PC after all. If so, this will go a lot quicker. I'm churning 'em out in the order you folks put in your requests.

Finally, I give you about one third of my entire knowledge of Hebrew:

Baruch atah Adonai elohaynu melech ha'olam asher kidshanu bemitzvotav
vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Hanukkah.

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_blackjack_
Dec. 8th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
'Ach 'at-zehi tochlu mikkol sherets ha`oph haholech `al-'arba` 'asher-lo' lov kra`im mima`al leragliv lenatter bahen `al-ha'arets.
fenriss
Dec. 8th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
show off.
_blackjack_
Dec. 8th, 2004 10:13 pm (UTC)
Don't you want to know what it means?
fenriss
Dec. 9th, 2004 02:45 am (UTC)
Yes. Yes, I do.
_blackjack_
Dec. 9th, 2004 03:38 am (UTC)
"But you may eat of all those swarming, crawling things going upon four, with legs above its feet with which to leap on the earth."

Vayikra (Leviticus) 11:21
theletterelle
Dec. 9th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
Thank you, darlin. What a good article; thanks for sharing it.

This sentence especially hit me:

Rather than focusing on their own problems and shortcomings, for example, unhappy and frightened people would rather criticize their gay neighbors, he says.

Sounds like complete common sense, but I'd never tied it into the fear factor before. These wingers are afraid of change, and think that by blaming someone else for the world's problems, they can return to a happy, safe time.

That ties into something else I've read, about the view of the state as strict punishing parent rather than nurturing parent. But I have to time to write about it now, so I'll ponder it and write something tomorrow. :)
fenriss
Dec. 9th, 2004 02:46 am (UTC)
Ooh. Very interesting. Please write about that when you're up to it.

Now, bed. G'night all.
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