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Charles Rayner Kelly is a retired educator, a philospher and a novelist. Among his works are LITTLE POOR MAN: The Story of St. Francis of Assisi, KEEPER OF THE SACRED PIPE, FLIGHT OF THE GODDESS, and BLACK ROBE.

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Saint Francis by Miguel Cabrera, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 20, 2013
What Would St. Francis Say? The life of Francis of Assisi is receiving attention since the new Pope has taken his name. St. Francis lived a simple life as an advocate for the poor, in harmony with the natural world. He would have much to offer us today, in these times of growing inequality among wealthy and the poor--and the destruction of our natural habitat.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 25, 2013
A Homeless Celebrity This article describes the difficulty of many people to understand what homeless persons and families are struggling with--through no fault of their own. Many have lost careers.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A Quandary For Bible-Thumpers Scripture, especially from the Old Testament, is being used today in a very literal way. The results are absurd--and also extreme and harsh. Many quotations from various stories in scripture are being used to create an "us versus them" attitude. Spiritually open-minded people, including Christians are witnessing the damage by these literal interpretations of "fundamentalists."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 2, 2012
Hey, NY and NJ Republicans: Stop Your Whining A short letter to Republicans, asking them about their philosopy of no or little help from government. Are people, towns, cities, expected to help themselves after the storm?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 11, 2012
Thomas Jefferson Was Right! The word "democracy" was never included in the US Constitution because Alexander Hamilton (and friends) opposed it, backing the power of the banks. Thomas Jefferson was the advocate for the people and democracy. This struggle continues today.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Bring Back the Golden Calf; Could it be that Pope Benedict's early experience as a Hitler Youth is revealing itself? The Pope's actions are revealing his ridigly authoritarian attitude. His former role in the Vatican was head of what was once called the Office of the Holy Inquisition. He is currently investigating, questioning and ultimately silencing 80% of American nuns.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 7, 2012
A Season of Hope? Springtime has always been the season of hope and renewal. How can we feel energized by springtime when we as Americans are losing our rights--and our jobs and retirements? We may need to look toward the wisdom of our ancestors in order to more forward.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 23, 2012
Mars: The God of War Mars, the Roman war-god, personifies the rampant militarism in the world today. It breeds on the ideology of "us against them." Our actions tell us that we worship at this altar.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Reflective Mind An inquisitive mind and the desire to know the truth is natural to all of us. We have this tendency as children. The search for, and love of wisdom and knowledge must be kept alive for democracy to survive.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 23, 2012
The Manipulative Few An article about the manipulative policies of the few mega-rich and the loss of democracy. We need to recover our intuitive abilities and a spiritual awareness that is not fundamentalist and fear-laden.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 2, 2012
The Choice: Fear Or Love Our nation has become very fearful since 9/11, belying our 'home of the brave' anthem, and leading to a more repressive and restricted society. The only way to counter fear is through love, and the only way to counter a fearful society is by becoming loving and compassionate. This requires a bellief in a loving Transcentdent Being.