“I don’t think Hell exists… Religion is in the control business… Hell is a control tactic.”
“The church doesn’t like for people to grow up, because you can’t control grown-ups. So that’s why we talk about being ‘born-again’, when you are born again you are still a child… people don’t need to be born again, they need to grow up! They need to take responsibility for their actions.”
Another sad story has arisen regarding a candidate for Arizona state legislator, but the media seems afraid to investigate because it would be their death nail thanks to his being connected to the most powerful man in Tucson…
Writing books and writing blogs are similar. They should be truth based. If they are not the author loses credibility and his/her ability to convince suffers. This is how it should be.
However, Arizona is testing this proposition.
The assault on the truth in Arizona is so relentless that it makes impossible for those seeking the truth to get traction, and like Sisyphus; they fall into a rut and the boulder rolls back on them, at every turn.
Estimadas/os: These ruminations focus on using our vote intelligently, independently, and selectively, in a principled and disciplined manner. We can’t honestly believe our vote is important and precious and then blindly give those “precious” votes away to a political party that takes our vote for granted.
Likewise, we can’t ethically condemn Republican efforts to suppress the vote of people of color and simultaneously condone Democratic efforts to suppress the candidacies of Latinos and Native Americans. Both of these vile acts violate the spirit of the Voting Rights Act, not to mention common decency.