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!

God War Asteroids Defense
You can find God at this link.

Zensational – Starry Skies, God, Beer & Free Pizza

My side of the wall has plenty of green grass, and flowing clear water and memories to last a lifetime.

However, I want to see what I haven’t seen. I want to think thoughts that tickle my brain. I want to understand.

Does God exist? I do not know. I exist … so why not God … or gods … or pubs with free pizza and beer? Am in search of them all.

Walls - on the other side

Thank You John Paul II … your legacy is greater than your fans know

Recently I was reminded that my days are numbered and that I face terminal velocity in life.

I expect however to putter along at slow speed for another 30 or 40 years yet so please make no plans to drink freely at my expense at my wake.

A dear Catholic friend was/is very concerned for me because I am a cultist, damned Unitarian. A heretic. (Shouldn’t cults have leaders and secret ceremonies, and beautiful half-naked women on slabs of cold granite about to be sacrificed to the IRS in lieu of actual payment?)

Anyway, I am not a cultist and don’t know any Unitarians that are. We are in search of truth, not purveyors of truth.

To make a long story short, I informed my buddy that Pope John Paul II had himself assured me that I too am eligible for heaven (should such a thing exist).

Pope John Paul II issued an encyclical in 1990 called Redemptoris missio.

Within Redemptoris missio, Section 10:

“The universality of salvation means that it is granted not only to those who explicitly believe in Christ and have entered the Church. Since salvation is offered to all, it must be made concretely available to all. But it is clear that today, as in the past, many people do not have an opportunity to come to know or accept the gospel revelation or to enter the Church. The social and cultural conditions in which they live do not permit this, and frequently they have been brought up in other religious traditions. For such people salvation in Christ is accessible by virtue of a grace which, while having a mysterious relationship to the Church, does not make them formally part of the Church but enlightens them in a way which is accommodated to their spiritual and material situation. This grace comes from Christ; it is the result of his Sacrifice and is communicated by the Holy Spirit. It enables each person to attain salvation through his or her free cooperation.”

I do believe in God, although I cannot define what God is. God is the great I am. The Bible alludes to gods living in heaven, beings other than angels or deceased/reborn souls — so whether God is singular or plural doesn’t really matter to me. I am in search of God, not a dogma of the unknowable.

So I would like to close with this thought:

 Dalai Lama offers a BIG thought

Since taxes follow us even into death then helping others may not actually be our prime purpose. Yet, it is a positive life-giving thought, however.