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Showing posts with label honesty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label honesty. Show all posts

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Seahawks, Like Moses and Jeremiah?

This reminds me of when the Golden Calf incident happened. Yet, how did the Seattle Seahawks sin? The New England Patriots cheated:

"And Moses besought יהוה his God, and said: 'יהוה, why doth Thy wrath wax hot against Thy people, that Thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power and with a mighty hand? Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying: For evil did He bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from Thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against Thy people. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Thy servants, to whom Thou didst swear by Thine own self, and saidst unto them: I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.' And יהוה repented of the evil which He said He would do unto His people."

I know that יהוה can and does show that cheating, etc. is not acceptable. Right now, though, the Seahawks must be feeling like Moses as they see the Egypt-like Patriots: "'Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, saying: For evil did He bring them forth, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth?'" They must also be feeling like Jeremiah:

Right wouldest Thou be, O יהוה, were I to contend with Thee, yet will I reason with Thee: Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? Wherefore are all they secure that deal very treacherously? Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root; they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit; Thou art near in their mouth, and far from their reins. But Thou, O יהוה, knowest me, Thou seest me, and triest my heart toward Thee; pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.

I'm also thinking of, "Where is their God?" I'm even thinking "Does 'Thou shalt not steal' mean anything? Does 'Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor' mean anything? Does that יהוה hates dishonest scales and measures, and other forms of lying mean anything?"

Incidentally, why on Earth did יהוה assign Julian Edelman to a team that does not respect Him, the God of Julian's fathers?

Saturday, January 25, 2014

When Tragedy Is Close To Home Or Even At Home

I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and lived in Columbia, Maryland throughout my childhood. I still live in the Baltonapolis Area (I'm not saying where), and I can tell you that the tragedy was close to home. In fact, I was under the impression that Columbia, Maryland is the county seat of Howard County (It is not, though—Ellicot City is. Incidentally, that's how much I've been unable to get out.). I was even under the impression that Columbia, Maryland is the Wilkes Barre of Maryland (As I said,  I was under the impression that Columbia, Maryland is the county seat of Howard County.).

Who knew that Columbia, Maryland would make the news this way? My sister was angry that Julia-Louis Dreyfus called Columbia "dreary". I just thought that she doesn't know Columbia. From schools like Owen Brown and Oakland Mills, and even (quite frankly) Jeffers Hill (and I went to both Owen Brown and Oakland Mills Middle Schools, as well as Jeffers Hill Elementary), to the busstops at Howard Community College and signs in the neighborhoods (at least my childhood neighborhood), the culture of Columbia is quite evident—and "dreary" is a compliment (especially since, for example, some brats burned a bridge in my childhood neighborhood a while back. The bridge has long since been rebuilt, by the way.).

As far as I know, I didn't know the victims (of blessed memory) and I don't know their families (May they be comforted at this difficult time.). I also don't know whether I knew the shooter, and speculation is indeed vain. Nonetheless, I would not be surprised if the shooter did end up being one of my classmates—after all, one of my classmates was involved in a second-degree murder (I thought that, that kid was a brat; but I never expected him to be involved with a second-degree murder. Could it even be him who was the shooter? I doubt it, but I don't know—the last that I heard is that he'd been arrested for his part in the second-degree murder, although he wasn't the one charged with second-degree murder. Unless the Columbia Mall shooter does turn out to be him, I won't name who he is—and if you want to know, Google for his name, since that's how I found out that there was an incident that he was involved in at all.).

Another classmate, meanwhile, died of a drug overdose and left a son behind. Also meanwhile, I was once at an arraignment hearing for the at-the-time boyfriend of one of my classmates. I could talk about other incidents concerning Columbia and Columbians as well.

So, this shooting shouldn't have surprised me. It did, and it shouldn't have. Columbia, Maryland, is more than "dreary" after all—and now it's on the news as more than a "dreary" city. It's not the city that Edward Norton is (or was) proud of (and I didn't even know that Hollywood had Jim Rouse's Columbia-raised grandson in it for the longest time.). It's not the city that Aaron MacGruder is (or was) proud of (I guess. From what I recall, he was raised here—or at least raised around Howard County. For some reason, the idea that he went to Oakland Mills High School came to mind—though I could have a wrong idea.). It's not the city that Jim Rouse would be proud of, either.

Again, I can tell you that "dreary" is a compliment for Columbia, Maryland—especially after an incident like this, and an incident that should not have surprised me as at all.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

You Can Clearly See That I Try Not To Lie Or Pretend...

My last repost makes pretty clear that I don't pretend to be who I'm not. If I'm a hypocrite, I'll (at some point, anyway) come right out and say that I'm a hypocrite. There are certain things (e.g., thoughts and struggles) that I'd not reveal on this blog (at least for the time being), but (except for the white lies such as "I'm fine" when I'm really depressed out of my mind), I'm (usually pretty) honest about who I am.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

As I've Stated Before, I've Learned That People Want Honesty & Exposes...

People don't want (as my mom puts it) "sweetness and light"; or if they do, they're not the kind of people who are seeking the world and those in it for what they are. People who are seeking the reality of the world and those in it liked when I was talking about myself and my imperfections, my family for good and bad, and anyone and anything else for good and bad.

People might say that they don't (as Geraldo Rivera's now-ex mother in law once put what Geraldo was exposing back then) the "seamy" side of life; but I'm not even into, say, "Men In Lace Panties, and The Women Who Love Them." I'm into exposing the murderer and Self-Hating Jew that John "Jack" Czarnecki is (and I'm still waiting for the DOJ or Luzerne County DA to get back to me, because second-degree murder with murder-malice intent is a serious crime-- no matter who's afraid of how Jack Czarnecki might retaliate for trying to get him prosecuted)-- and Jack Czarnecki's my paternal granddad (albeit estranged)! And as I've said before, man b'Gei Hinnom was Jack Czarnecki doing murdering his good, Jewish-Evangelical Catholic mother, anyway?

Given that I'm into confronting the self-made misfits and should-be pariahs in my own family (though I'm not popular in a lot of the circles of my family because of that), I'm into confronting others (I'm telling you that to revisit that Chapelgate incident is tempting-- see, I just exposed myself again! I fall into temptation, and yet I said that I never wanted to talk about or go to Chapelgate again!). And I exposed myself (besides admitting to being tempted re the Chapelgate incident) recently!

As I said, while not everybody wants honesty; a lot of people want honesty and exposes from the levels of self honesty and exposure, to confronting and holding the world and those in it accountable for who and what they are!