I've been a Ba-a-a-a-a-ad Boy. I have been, honestly, really, REALLY busy for the last few weeks. So busy I've not been able to get around to all the blogs I like to get around to. MAAR, you know? Last night, when I looked, there were HUNDREDS of 'unreads' in my Reader. MAAR. Had to. I'll just start all over. Hopefully.
Speaking of starting over - or actually, picking up again - Sarah will come back next weekend.
You heard it first, here.
So far, 65 ain't bad. I thought it would feel like .. oh, I don't know ... going over a speed bump, or something. But I guess it's like 22 December 2012 is going to be, another day just like the ones that came before. I didn't lose any teeth, the rest of my hair did NOT fall out, and I can still ... did I mention I still have all my teeth, right?
Today is the 11th of September - as if you needed to be reminded.
The unfortunate thing is that Islam, a religion of peace, a religion that worships the same God that we Christians do, gets the belt in all this. It really isn't an honest portrayal of Islam or Islamists, what we see and hear in the media.
Extremism. Terrorism. Atrocity. These are the tools of minority opinion. They always have been. And likely always will be.
They aren't the first. They will not be the last.
But. There are those of us who live between the guys at the bottom, with those minority opinions, and the guys at the top, with the Position, Power and Money, that are hated by the guys at the bottom.
We don't kill people. We, by and large, don't hate people. And we are puzzled and somewhat frightened by what we see.
For me, personally, it was best stated by "The Klezmatics", a music group that specializes in 'Klezmer' music, in their song, "I ain't Afraid." The chorus states my feelings best:
"I ain't afraid of your Yaweh,
I ain't afraid of your Allah,
I ain't afraid of your Jesu,
I'm afraid of what you'll do in the name of your God."