How long must I dream?

How long must I dream? April 23, 2012

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What is the meaning of a concept of sanity that excludes love, considers it irrelevant, and destroys our capacity to love other human beings, to respond to their needs and their sufferings, to recognize them also as persons, to apprehend their pain as one’s own?”

“It’s been five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months plus five months since Charles Krauthammer told us … ‘Come back to me in five months. If we haven’t found any, we will have a credibility problem.'”

“If that opinion were right, we would have to accept that our 18th-century constitution is not the enduring marvel of statesmanship we suppose but an anachronistic, crippling burden we cannot escape, a straitjacket that makes it impossible for us to achieve a just national society.”

“This case is about reacting to the other side and taking an opposing position.”

“Honesty requires that we recognize that a wealthy minority is being lavishly over-compensated by both the private sector and government policy and not because they have worked harder.”

“Whether it’s tax credits, domestic nutrition programs, foreign assistance, or international food aid, these programs work.”

Payday lenders also have contributed $162,500 to a super PAC backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has pledged to repeal Dodd-Frank.”

“A Romney administration’s revenue agenda would look a lot like President George W. Bush’s, just more so.”

Mitt Romney served as Eliza Dushku’s bishop when she was growing up.”

“When we remember history with gay friends, I think it’s pretty easy to see that we don’t want to be counted among those Christians who have organized themselves against homosexuals.”

“We aren’t talking about changing church teaching, but witnessing to church teaching, demonstrating the gospel of inclusion.”

“This is not to say that the writers of the New Testament specifically envisaged a time when their books would be collected together and form something like what we now know as the canon. I doubt very much if such an idea ever crossed their minds.”

“They want the free counsel you get from the preacher and as expected, they are getting their money’s worth.”

That’s the deeper problem with the ‘sex will be great if you wait’ dynamic that some seem to be advocating in the church world. It buys into the idea that sex is about ‘me.'”

Ray D’Arcy wasn’t wrong.

Here is a play waiting to be written: “Since he couldn’t save her, Lane began patrolling the cliffs daily, looking for other distraught souls at the end of their (proverbial) ropes.”

(Roy Orbison was born April 23, 1936.)


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