We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It is too bad that Christians tend to skip over Leviticus, forgetting that Jesus' own morality and preaching is grounded in all the old rules and regulations. Indeed, he might not have been born as a descendant of King David except for verses 19:9 and 19:10 (see the book of Ruth to find out). The one that always sticks in my mind is verse 17 -- that when we see something not right, we need to "reprove" our neighbor. How much suffering in the world could be avoided with better communication and the courage to speak up at the earliest and right time.
Bird Dog, thanks for posting the weekly readings.
What ‘The Seventh Seal’ Tells Us About Life And Death
The main character of the film is a Knight who is returning home, disillusioned and exhausted, from the Crusades. While he is resting on a beach, he runs into the figure of Death—a man dressed in a black, monkish cowl. When Death asks the Knight if he’s afraid, the Knight responds: “My body is afraid, but I am not.”