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Monday, December 13, 2004

The holiday season is fast approaching. Time to reflect and share and all that traditional stuff, I guess. Here is a sample of what is current with Brigid. I wanted to use a simple rhyme to be consistent with the sensibilities of possible readers and listeners. The KISS principle, just two colors, if it is good enough for CNN who can argue? And of course eye don't want to confuse all the voters who cannot face the possibility of election vote fraud.

Annual Reflection

One hundred bulbs upon the tree
Symbols of our charity
Pick the color, red or blue
Find the one that speaks for you
Blue is for community
While red the sign of enmity
A year end look at how we live
What we do and how we give
Colors— not just for Christmas anymore.
You get what you
(... pay, vote, pray ) hope for.
Did you get what you hoped for?

If you don't care for my symbolism, I don't appologize, but you may want to read what someone more well known than me, Bill Moyers the winner of this years Harvard Medical's Global Environment Citizen award said in his acceptance speech The Delusional Is No Longer Marginal same song different verses.

Just a sample:

They are the people who believe the Bible is literally true—one-third of the American electorate, if a recent Gallup poll is accurate. In this past election, several million good and decent citizens went to the polls believing in the rapture index. That's right—the rapture index. Google it and you will find that the best-selling books in America today are the 12 volumes of the "Left Behind" series written by the Christian fundamentalist and religious right warrior, Timothy LaHaye. These true believers subscribe to a fantastical theology concocted in the 19th century by a couple of immigrant preachers who took disparate passages from the Bible and wove them into a narrative that has captivated the imagination of millions of Americans.

We are all responsible to varying degrees.


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