I then said, in a very shaky voice, Well, if it’s a symbol, to hell with it.
That was all the defense I was capable of but I realize now that this is all I will ever be able to say about it, outside of a story, except that it is the center of existence for me; all the rest of life is expendable.
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Awww! Thank you. This just made my day a little better. (:
On May 1, soldiers from Burma’s military held a woman captive in a church for three days, not far from my hometown. “Ngwa Wi” (not her real name) was beaten, stabbed and raped until she became mentally deranged, while her neighbor was forced to watch.
I know Ngwa Wi’s story is not uncommon.The Burmese military employs systematic rape, torture, and murder when big corporations want access to our landfor mining, drilling and other natural resources.
Despite this, last week the U.S. government announced it will suspend sanctions on American investment in Burma.That means American companies can join the frenzy for natural resources in my homeland, and Burma’s military will step up their atrocities.Ngwa Wi’s suffering could be repeated hundreds, if not thousands of times all over my country.
Abuses like rapes, killings and beatings cluster near major projects financed by foreign companies like drilling for natural gas and oil. Though my country is starting to escape a 50-year military dictatorship, there’s still no rule of law in Burma. Soldiers like the ones that raped Ngwa Li are never brought to justice —sometimes, those are even their orders.
But Secretary Clinton can prevent atrocities from happening because of American businesses in Burma. I knowChange.org petitions have helped Secretary Clinton to speak out on human rights issues in the past.Last year, Saudi women petitioned Secretary Clinton to call for women’s right to drive — and she did, reversing her initial positionbecause of their petition.
If enough people speak out and tell Secretary Clinton that she can’t leave us without any protections against American companies’ thirsts for our resources — and the military’s terrifying tactics — she will listen.
I never thought that would happen. Not even from stress, but because I don’t have time to hardly leave the house, more or less move positions when I’m swamped in homework. I need the next two weeks to be done.
Why is it that if certain people decide to leave the group, everyone bawls their eyes out and worries about his safety? But if I leave, sobbing, feeling like the one place I had left outside of Ave was taken from me, everyone says, "it's her choice. And she can come back when she wants."
I’m watching this show called “I cloned my pet,” where people are talking about how much they love their now deceased pet. They’re telling stories - albeit, some are way over the top - and some are tear-jerking to me, as someone who lost their dog recently enough that I still cry about it.
So they decide that they loved their dog so much, that they decided to clone it. Despite the pain of the loss, they determined it was worth going through the situation again.
One of the women was talking about how it’s a risk to clone. The dog may not survive, or might not be healthy, or might not live a long life. “But that’s the risk she was willing to take.”
It makes me so sick. They need that dog so much that they’re going to clone it. Do they not realize that all they did was recreate that genetic DNA, but that does not guarantee a personality. And even if their personality was identical in mannerisms and behavior, it would not be the same dog.
It’s like they think they are doing some big heroic act. No, what you are doing is saying, “Hi cute shelter dogs. Hi unwanted dogs who are going to be put down soon because no one wants you. Hi sick dogs who I can obviously afford to take to vets because I can afford the $50-100 thousand dollar cloning process but choose to let die because so few others can afford to do that. I’m going to ignore all of you because I loved my other dog so so so so so much that you are not good enough for me.”
Sorry, I had to rant. I’m a big animal rights person. I miss my deceased keeshond and I adore my 14-year-old blind and timid tibetan terrier. I love my shelter dogs so much that I can hardly believe they’re animals and not people. I would never, ever clone them. If I could bring Kudos back and he would be healthy and in my arms again, sure. Of course I would. But cloning him isn’t doing that! Cloning him is unnaturally bringing a new life into the world rather than saving one who has been forgotten.
We’re complaining and crying about poverty and the less fortunate and the ill and the elderly, and yet we’re spending so much money to clone something that will not be the original creature any more than the pound dog will be.
It’s on. They really want to mess with my church? They want to change my mass because it isn’t liberal enough for them? It’s time to Don the spiritual armor of Holiness! love and Joy all over the place! (previous post about evangelization here) Time to spread some Catholic-ness! Get ready to Hero-it-up and protect our Mother Church!
I realize i’m rambling, but really. This is totally uncalled for. Attacking us in an unfair way? What happened to “If you cant beat em’, Join em”? Now it seems to be “If you cant beat em’ by reasonable, fair discussion then let’s resort to coersion.”
I’m shocked. This is ridiculous. we’re gonna have to go all-out. Can’t wait.
So I actually watched the whole video this time.
For everyone who doesn’t know, I watched the first two minutes of this and rolled my eyes, because I thought he was criticizing the Catholic Church. Especially with his comment, “I’m surprised that all Masses in America aren’t in Latin.” But I was prompted by several people to watch it all again - and now I’m happy with it.
Great video. Very true. Unbiased - Glenn Beck isn’t Catholic - and makes a great point for the ramifications this will have on the rest of the country. It also shows things that I didn’t realize were happening. I didn’t understand that Obama was really targeting the Vatican itself rather than just the Catholics in America.
Hey about the Glenn Beck video, if you finish watching it, he's actually defending the Church. He's super conservative and is saying that the reason the Pope is getting all the conservative cardinals is due to Obama's problems with the Church. I was confused too when I started watching it, but he is actually supporting it.
Message #4. (;
I actually really appreciate that everyone is defending this video. I would much prefer people to take the stand and defend my mis-representation of the video. Makes me feel better about the statements I make, knowing that people will tell me if I’m wrong.
Hey - Just in case you don't see my reblock... That Glen Beck video is not him attacking Catholicism - He actually points out that it makes perfect and absolute sense for the Pope to be doing what he's doing, and encourages all religions to stand with the Catholic Church for religious freedom. Just so you know!
Thank you so much!
You’re the third person to point this out to me. I really appreciate it. (:
Maybe you should finish watching the video. Glenn Beck is saying that "we're all Catholics now" and that we need to stay united against the evils of the world, especially from what the US government is trying to do. He isn't insulting Catholics. He's actually conservative himself.
I’m definitely going to re-watch. I didn’t actually recognize that it was Glenn Beck, and I’ve gotten four people defending the video. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!
And yet you do this. You vandalize. You commit acts of vandalism, acts of extreme intolerance, acts of purposeful hatred … but you demand to be tolerated & respected.
Over & over again, extremist groups like this attack & vandalize Catholic places of worship, dress as priests & nuns to perform simulated (sometimes not) sex acts in “gay pride” parades (you have pride in your intolerance for others?) but expect different treatment in return.
And the funny part is … my faith teaches that I’m to love the sinner while hating their sin.
I don’t love what you do. I find it repugnant, cruel, ignorant, intolerant, childish, beastly, & twisted.
But I love you. If only, in light of your intolerance for me, because my faith tells me that I must. ‘Cos, honestly, I don’t want to. But, in time, my heart will change. If I make the active choice, give ascent of my free will to loving you, despite your acts toward me & Christianity, then my heart will change. I will begin to see the person beneath the garish make-up, behind the beastly acts. A person made in the image & likeness of God.
I pray that day happens soon.
What about you, Angry Queers? Do you hope for the same thing?
Can you like delete that youre speading ignorance…
No, when you say that there was a conspiracy in the Church, or that the Pope was aware of abuse, or when you suggest that Priests abuse at an equal or higher rate than the vast majority of the population, you are the one spreading ignorance.