Thank you all for telling me how you feel.
Winston : That Sunday WT experience...geez. My mouth just dropped open. But that is how it is, raw hatred being packaged and served up, little bite size portions of xenophobia fed to the youth who are like sponges and the parents sit idly by, swelling with pride that Little Johnny is well on the road to being a bigot. It's sickening. But, you are all right, the venom is healthy as long as it's getting relieved.
Terri: I don't really consider myself a poet. Well, not a GOOD poet anyway. But I do agree with you, there need to be more poets in the world. And philosophers. This is something i wrote concerning that:
Why No Philosophy?
Where is the philosophy
attempting to pierce
this surrounding darkness
the confusion of this existence?
where are the elders
debating the nature of experience?
it seems that we have all
grown weary of trying to explain
why we are here
and instead we rely
on the musings of past intellectuals
and resign ourselves
to the notion that reality
has been explained to the extent possible
why do we allow ourselves
to be satisfied with creation
instead of still attempting
to make sense of it?
have we truly reached the zenith?
the point at which intellect
can carry us no further?
Tbo, I don't think you and I are very far off from each other in the way we see things. I appreciate your comments and I do not think it was solely criticism. I used to have a problem with criticism of any kind, but I'm getting better with that. I think that change and things doesn't happen in a vaccuum, though, and if it is to take place it is the people like us, going back and forth, in honest discussion that will bring it about. And besides, while we are here discussing the organization and god and Jesus on this board, doesn't that fulfill the scripture: Wherever two or more are gathered together in my name, there I will prove to be?"