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  •  CF will eventually fail (8+ / 0-)

    Last weekend, I participated as a peacekeeper at the rally for the LGBT community in Newton, NC.   I had the fortunate (sic) opportunity to stand next to one of the preachers spouting CF dogma.  My role was to keep the supporters of the LBGT community and the CF's from becoming physically confrontational.  The experience was quite revealing for me as he believes to his very core - that he knows the truth and the rest of us are being influenced by the devil and against Jesus.  The CF's jump through some incredible hoops in order to maintain their belief system (dogma).   The Cf's/dominionists can not be overcome by our becoming confrontational or belligerent   The CF movement is reaching its ascendency and will eventually implode.

    In the meantime - it behooves each one of us - you & me - to achieve a level of emotional intelligence, mindfulness, compassion, courage, and commitment to what we believe in, if we are to stand up to this kind of ignorance and zealotry.

       Billy Graham touched by head as a child and and my mother took that as an omen - so I was engrained with the CF mentality.   She prayed that I would become the next Graham.   Fortunately, here I am talking with all of you.

    I personally have wanted to push some of these people off a cliff and then I realized that approach would never work.   I believe that all of humanity believes that none of humanity is together.   All of humanity shares one consciousness.   We have a universal collective problem which requires a universal collective solution.   The more I believe that I am separate from the person who opposes me - the greater becomes the chasm that separates us.   The more I fear these people (anyone different from me - the more power they have over me.  And, I realize they want us (Liberals) to be gone or worse.

    The solution to the this universal dilemma - is for each one of to realize how we are all in this together.   That message, I think would have a greater impact on -them- than any other.

    •  Well said, Feathers and very interesting take on (1+ / 0-)
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      this. What you are saying makes a lot of sense.

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      by wishingwell on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 02:17:30 PM PDT

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    •  good idea, but I disagree, we need separation... (1+ / 0-)
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      and segregation sometimes. The Self-Determination of Peoples is one of the concepts that both sides of the debate hate because it eschews authoritarianism from either competing ideology and grants people on smaller scales the true freedom that allows them and their kind the ability to choose how they will live. People will be nutters. Nutters will always want to separate themselves from others one way or another. Forcing conformity upon them in an imperial polyglot only forces them to try to change the larger system to suit themselves in lieu of the smaller system they may have been happy with. Granted, there are some belief systems that are bent on world domination and perhaps we should contain and/or eradicate them, but an over-arching world system should be of the most minimal micromanagement with the most severe authority for abrogations of self-determination. After all, hubris is hubris and it doesn't matter which side it is that is forcing its will on you.

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      by JPax on Sat Jun 02, 2012 at 10:27:28 PM PDT

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