Fear of Death – an Evolution

Even though my life was unreasonably and seemingly excessively cruel, I did not consider suicide during the first 20 years of my life, because G-d seemed my only ally and I did not want to disappoint G-d. I feared discovering that G-d didn't want me either. At age 21, however, in reaction to the unnecessarily …

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Sometimes the Best Punishment is a Good Time

There are 3 boys in my neighborhood who are misbehaving.  I suspect they are acting on wrong-headed thinking (read: hate) of their parents and acting-out to get their approval. This family dynamic is not my business.  However, the yelling of threats that include the n-word (directed at my neighbor and disturbing to my daughter) and …

Do it like Jesus

When I woke this morning, I was reminded of what I read last night in The Wisdom Jesus  (Cynthia Bourgeault) about the distinction between John the Baptist as "the archetypal ascetic" and Jesus as 'full-participant in life.' I then realized that Christian children, educated in private Christian schools or home-schooled, are being taught to be …