Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. M... [full quote][add comments][Rate][Share]
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Have we not already decided that health care is a right of citizenship and not a luxury only for those who can afford it? Do we need to re-argue that issue? If that is clear then the debate ought to focus on how to accomplish that goal. There are only two possible alternatives. One is to develop a single payer, tax-supported system like the developed nations of the world with the single exception of the United States have done. The alternative... [full quote][add comments][Rate][Share]
John Shelby "Jack" Spong (born June 16, 1931) is a retired American bishop of the Episcopal Church. From 1979 to 2000 he was Bishop of Newark (based in Newark, New Jersey). He is a liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator and author. He calls for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. [Wikipedia]