Saturday, September 25, 2004

MSNBC - Dateline special report: The last days of Jesus

MSNBC - Dateline special report: The last days of Jesus

The report above appeared on the internet msnbc, 9/25/2004. The texts consists of interviews with scholars chatting about the "what happened" and "what really doesn't jive" in the biblical stories of Jesus' life and, particularly, his last 4 days. Within this full text , there is reference to the Radical Peace actions Jesus took as he walked, talked, taught to the people in the streets everyday. As summed up by one scholar, this was not a meek and mild man. His beliefs and the actions he took based on his beliefs threatened the foundations of the society and entire social struggle. He shook the conscience, he challenged the way things were.

Why are we sitting so comfortably? Why are we silent? What more can WE each do in alignment with a Higher Authority than our systems of governance?

- ashootingstar

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Concerning A Thief in Baghdad

Author Paul William Roberts spent time in Baghdad as the Americans launched their offensive (truly!) into Baghdad. His most recent book, A War Against Truth (Raincoast Books) is released in Canada this month, September, and shares what he saw while there. I'm a fan of his writing and perspectives, so I'm looking forward to reading his book which is sure to have information and insights overlooked by many others - and it's also sure to have information placed into new perspective and sensibilility.

While in Baghdad he wrote several magazine articles. Read this one for something fresh and "on point":