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Iraq … =^( … Sad … A wise man once said … Some Policy OPTIONS

Iraq … =^( … Sad … A wise man once said: If you break it you own it.

Options:

++ Put it out with the other broken stuff. Let someone else haul it away. Don’t look at the stuff until it is gone. It will just break your heart.

++ Try to superglue it back together. It will be uglier than ugly … but … nah, not a good idea.Everything for 800 miles in any direction is a bad neighborhood. Always has been. Always will be.

++ Play Olympian Gods: Hit the mortals with lightning bolts. If they assume that Mount Olympus is really angry then the mortals may play nice. Must be prepared to play God indefinitely. (It’s not like the place has been rebuilt since the last time we played God.) Must assume that mortals that believe that they will become martyrs will need convincing with LOTS of lightning bolts for several decades.

++ Create a ‘No Shit Zone’. This is also playing God. Develop a short list of 10 or less ‘Thou shall/shall not’ for the locals; promise a jobs creation plan for Americans at home (after getting them to work for less) for the endless production of lightning bolts. Besides, Israel has already shown that if you play really rough you can expend all of your lightning rods pretty damn quickly … this could create lots of jobs … although the result will be that we will increase by a factor of 300% the number of young kids that swear that once they grow up then they’ll be back to avenge their family.

No shit: Playing God ain’t what it used to be since the locals got the same weapons that we have. Just wait until China sells them a tactical Iron Dome. Jar Jar Binks … we need you buddy!

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Christians, Death, Drones, God, Gods, Iraq, ISIS, Kurds, Olympus, Options, Politics, War

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Religion / Pew Institute Report: One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation

(AP) – Rachel Zoll is covering a new study that shows that for the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority. One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise. The percentage of Protestant adults in the U.S. has reached a low of 48 percent, the first time that Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has reported with certainty that the number has fallen below 50 percent. The drop has long been anticipated and comes at a time when no Protestants are on the U.S. Supreme Court and the Republicans have their first presidential ticket with no Protestant nominees.

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The AP article is based upon a report recently released by the Pew Institute entitled One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation – Pew Institute

One-in-Five Adults Have No Religious Affiliation - Pew Institute

Pew Institute notes in its precis of the report:

“The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public – and a third of adults under 30 – are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling.”

“In the last five years alone, the unaffiliated have increased from just over 15% to just under 20% of all U.S. adults. Their ranks now include more than 13 million self-described atheists and agnostics (nearly 6% of the U.S. public), as well as nearly 33 million people who say they have no particular religious affiliation (14%).”

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Life, God and Karma

Lead by example.

Live life the way we want others to live.

… If they follow then perhaps we’re on the right track.

If they do not follow then reexamine life and attitudes.

Still sure that this is the right path? Then forgive and move on — let God sort them out.

God (or karma) will judge us all.

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Never and Forever – What Easter Means to Me

The last time I was perfect: never.

The meaning of Easter to me is that I never have to worry about never being forever.

Believing in God is optional. There are always new beginnings.

For me, I believe in God. Nothing more specific than that. God is.

God may be the universe. God may be a being. God may be perfect or not. I don’t know.

When I fathom the universe, I cannot imagine how it came to be from nothing. What was here before nothing? Before the void? I don’t know that either. And neither do you. So if it is possible that time had no beginning then what are the incredible chances that there could not be God — whether one or many. These are things I cannot know. Will never know.

The message of the season for all religions, or even those who are atheists but acknowledge that it is spring, all things can begin anew. There are always new beginnings.

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Are those your shoes?

You do not have to believe in God for the following to make sense.

If you do believe in God, or Jesus, or both, then consider these words:

Matthew 7:1 (NIV). ”Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Speak a little softer. Ask a few more questions. Put out your hand rather than raising it

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