Concerned Puerto Rico Student Pens “Open Questions To All U.S. Christians”

An open question to U.S. christians: So, did we learn nothing from 1930’s Germany? #Trump

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Luis Sosa had a question. And then another. And before long, the 20-year-old pharmacy student in Puerto Rico had several different questions in his head, which made their way on to his twitter profile, each as an “open question to all U.S. Christians”. One night two weeks before Christmas, Sosa blasted a tirade of ten taunting tweets on twitter in twenty minutes, each one posing a distinct one-sentence question to ALL United States Christians.

The thought-provoking questions, which even challenged the U.S. Constitution, touched on a range of topics: racism, gun control, immigration, religion, politics, and climate change. In an exclusive interview with the movement to End Stand Your Ground, Sosa said he wanted to address his questions “mostly to young, maybe college-aged Christians like me, so they could really analyze if their current world view aligns with Jesus’.” Sosa described the response he received from the twitterverse as tepid.

Sosa said he has traveled to the mainland…

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Stand Your Ground Top Tweet

The Gif says it all…

End Stand Your Ground

This GIF image, used in Roy Clymer’s post entitled “A Manifesto of Second Amendment Responsibilities“, powerfully portrays a simple message so effectively that it gained lots of attention on twitter within the last month and became our Top Tweet.

With ownership of a car comes the responsibility to drive it safely and properly. Why is it easier in some places to get a license to own a gun than a license to drive a car? For a gun owner, there should also be a responsibility to use a gun safely and effectively. Do you think everyone should own a gun?

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Goodbye Sally Brampton

Wanting to die (or ‘suicidal ideation’as the experts would have it) goes hand in hand with the illness. It is a symptom of severe depression, not a character failing or moral flaw. Nor is it, truly, a desire to die so much as a fervent wish not to go on living. All depressives understand that distinction.”

Rage and Panic

With most chronic illness there are times when one lives in the symptoms.

If DID was chronic back pain then this past month has been all about managing  breakthrough pain.

In therapy we are talking about the AIDS Epidemic.

Part of me remembers the 1980’s as a time when the ‘establishment’ passively and purposely did nothing about AIDS while gay men died.

Part of me remembers the 1980’s as a time when I belonged to the radical gay literary scene in San Francisco.

Part of me remembers all the 1980’s but has no feelings about it.

I’m that part.

Am I the host personality?

I have a sense of the whole and something is different and it hurts and feeling it feels like dying.

My therapist thinks that panic attacks are the way I cope with rage; I was not allowed to have anger as a child so I have fear instead.

These panic attacks used to happen only when I left my apartment, now they happen anywhere, and always without warning.

My heart pounds, the room spins and starts to go dark and I think that this must surely be my death,  but it passes.

I wake up in dread; my mind turns to thoughts of old friends but the friend I see is long dead.

I see the face of my wonderful William who was only 25 and too full of life to die.

He was so frightened.

His hands were so cold.

He would only be in his late 50’s if he had lived.

Rage and panic.

What is now and what is then?

Sometimes I don’t know.

 

Rob Goldstein (c) 2016 all rights reserved

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