Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -
OpEdNews Op Eds

Discerning Our Reality

By       Message Richard Girard       (Page 1 of 4 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Well Said 1   Interesting 1   Inspiring 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 8/18/14

Author 149
Become a Fan
  (43 fans)
- Advertisement -

Charles Darwin
(Image by wikimedia)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

"Paint me, warts and all."--Oliver Cromwell, to his official portrait painter as Lord Protector (and Chief Theocrat) of the English Republic, on being asked how he wished to be portrayed in the painting, ca. 1654.

- Advertisement -

"Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are."--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803--82), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Essays, "Experience" (Second Series, 1844).

- Advertisement -

Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in The Use and Abuse of History, "Man cannot learn to forget, but hangs on the past: however far or fast he runs, that chain runs with him."

Judgment and stereotyping of individuals is a terrible habit, which all of us have been guilty of at least once in our lives. It is lazy, both intellectually and morally, and makes us apply false attributes to individuals and groups who we don't even know. It blinds us to the truth, and limits our ability to love.

I recently saw a poster/picture on Facebook showing Jesus of Nazareth, surrounded by children and disciples, and saying to them (in large, bold letters at the top of the poster):

- Advertisement -

"Okay. So here is what I want you to do. Love others as I have loved you. Take care of them and don't judge them."

The disciples ask him (in smaller letters):

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4


- Advertisement -

Well Said 1   Interesting 1   Inspiring 1  
View Ratings | Rate It


Richard Girard is an increasingly radical representative of the disabled and disenfranchised members of America's downtrodden, who suffers from bipolar disorder (type II or type III, the professionals do not agree). He has put together a team to (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Great Enemy of the Truth

Into a Thousand Pieces

The Communist Takeover of America

The Judgment of History; Or Why the Breaking of the Oligarchs Avenges President Kennedy's Assassination--Part One

Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense

Social Capitalism