Sunday, August 30, 2020

A note from the Management

 

Emotions are likely to run high from now until the President, whoever that might be, is sworn in.

I want to provide guidance regarding comments that I consider acceptable and comments that might get deleted.

Background

Since it is Sunday, you are going to get a little bit of Bible thrown at you.

Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands in a special way, holding the tradition of the elders. When they come from the marketplace, they do not eat unless they wash. And there are many other things which they have received and hold, like the washing of cups, pitchers, copper vessels, and couches.Then the Pharisees and scribes asked Him, “Why do Your disciples not walk according to the tradition of the elders, but eat bread with unwashed hands?”

He answered and said to them, Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written:
 ‘This people honors Me with their lips,
But their heart is far from Me.
And in vain they worship Me,
Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ 
For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men —the washing of pitchers and cups, and many other such things you do. He said to them, All too well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your tradition. For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘If a man says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is Corban”—’ (that is, a gift to God), then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.
When He had called all the multitude to Himself, He said to them, Hear Me, everyone, and understand: There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!    -Mark Chapter 7: 1-16 NKJV Translation
 
Comments that criticize public figures for their words and actions are fair game, even encouraged.
 
Comments that criticize or can be perceived as belittling them because of their origins, geographic location or ancestry are likely to be deleted. Good men arise from difficult circumstances. Sadly, many bad men come from favored circumstances.

I don't care if a public figure counts Blackbeard, platypuses and myxogastria in his immediate ancestors, if he screwed up...comment on his behaviors. If he was a hero...also comment on his behaviors.

As a practical matter, let Brand X get trapped in playing identity politics. WE are better than that.

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    1. I can see that you've never visited that cesspit of a blog run by Three Rivers Larry.

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    2. My Grandmother watched soap operas in the 1960s. Visiting her, it was impossible to avoid The Guiding Light, etc.

      Whichever soap was footing the bill ran huge numbers of commercials. They were constantly comparing their snowy-white collars to the nasty ring-around-the-collar left by "Brand X".

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    3. Brand X was a "Rock n Roll" band in Germany back in the 70's. Had the displeasure of hearing them at a concert one time.

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    4. My bad. They weren't R 'n R, but Jazz Fusion. Didn't like it.

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    5. Here's something I didn't know... Phil Collins played drums for this band. I just looked them up and they have a couple of videos on YouTube.

      Learn something new everyday.

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  4. I did wrong by my own rules. One cannot pick one's parents. I apologize.

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