America is not a Christian nation.

from Lucky Otters Haven

Lucky Otters Haven

I expect this post will make some people angry, but I don’t care.   I don’t care how much the modern GOP goes on about God and how America is a “Christian” nation. Trump and no one in his inner circle (or maybe his entire administration) are Christians.  I don’t care how often they say they go to church or quote from the Bible.  All that’s nothing but a sales pitch meant to deceive.  If they actually believe they are Christians, then they are the ones who are deceived.

Piety does not equal godliness.  As a friend of mine put it, if Satan were to start a religion, he wouldn’t use pentagrams and blood sacrifice. No, that would be too obvious. He would wrap his dark agenda that preaches the values of greed, narcissism, and selfishness in a shell of legalistic, punishing far-right “christianity.” He would use a few superficial selling…

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Awards: The Liebster Award!

A huge thanks to birdflight.blog for nominating me
for this award

The rules of this award:

Acknowledge the blog that nominated you and display the award.
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 11 blogs.
Notify those blogs of the nomination.
Give them 11 questions to answer.

Eleven Random Facts about me.

I’m a big fan of martial arts movies
I have a sardonic sense of humor
I love sardines.
I’m always reading something.
I’m a news junkie.
I have a strong sense of patriotism
I like a sunny day!
I believe that your life is what you make is only  when you have everything you need to physically survive and thrive.
My cat died three years ago and I still can’t make myself replace her.
When I say I can’t do something I mean it.
I change my opinion when new facts arrive

11 Questions For me

  1. What was your favorite age?
    I’ve enjoyed all of them.
  2. What is your most prized possession?
    My most prized possession is an acrylic
    block set with coins from the year of my
    birth. My Grandmother purchased it
    the week I was born. She gave it to me
    before she died.
  3. How do you like your eggs?
    Scrambled
  4. Who is your favorite author or poet?
    Sadegh Hedayat
  5. Can you dance well?
    Yes
  6. What is one of your favorite quotes?
    Be careful what you wish for because you
    may get it
  7. What word in your language do you like most?
    Random
  8. Do prefer the ocean or the mountains?
    Oceans.
  9. What was your greatest accomplishment to date?
    Having a life I enjoy.
  10. Who is your favorite actor or actress?
    Meryl Street
  11. Can you sing well?
    Yes.

    My questions to my nominees are the same
    as the questions for me.

    My Nominees in no particular order:

    roads bel travelled

    Frank Morelli

    doodling panda

    OUT N’ ABOUT

    Living a Beautiful Life

    michnavs

    A Momma’s View

    Living With Paralysis

    The Bag Lady

    Dreadibek

    Dream Big, Dream Often

    Cyranny’s cove

    mikesteeden

    Pastel Bottle Rocket

    Please note: If your blog is award free please accept
    this nomination as a compliment to your blog without
    obligation.

 

The last

from Candice Louisa Daquin

TheFeatheredSleep

250px-Scared_Child_at_NighttimeNothing is always a hard and fast rule or outcome

we cannot predict as well as we might think

divining over two sticks to find the source

I know this as I know my own heartbeat

for myself and many others

not having children makes you hold onto yourself too much

you value the debris and memories and fixtures of your past

with emotional microscope, unable to grow beyond reflection

as if they were your child’s blanket, your child’s first tooth

you look at self portraits

feeling the emotion a little less of love approximating love

self-love isn’t always narcissism

it reduces however like a sauce

until there is less than more

while loving another expands

until it lifts us off our feet and sends us into the air

that kind of love frees us from preoccupation

obsessing and writing ourselves over and over

this is my life, this is…

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