Posted by: abbiewatters | August 29, 2013

Rattling Around in my Head

I was heartened to see the way Hugh Hollowell and Love Wins Ministries in Raleigh, NC, were able to make inroads in some of the draconian laws and ordinances about the homeless.

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I also absolutely agree with David Hensen in his God Article. I am constantly amazed at the shear meanness some governments exhibit when it comes to “the least of these.” We’ve got to do better, people.

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On a related note, I grieve for the folks in Seattle who have made their “homeless homes” in Nicklesville. Apparently the city is closing it down, and cleaning it out, but Seattle also hasn’t provided anywhere else for them to go.

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I’m re-reading Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver.

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Interestingly, the current issue of the National Audubon Society Magazine has an article about using native plants to control pests and increase the bird population. Fiction imitates life.

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I’m absolutely opposed to us taking unilateral action in Syria. I think the use of chemical weapons is anathema and beyond the pale. But I’m sure we can no longer be the arbiters of the world. I keep thinking “If this is so awful that it warrants bombing those in power, why don’t we feel the same way about the atrocities being committed in sub-Saharan Africa?” Big Al disagrees with me, and I’m not sure what the answer is, but I am sure that an escalation of violence is not it.

 

 

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