RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ENDS IN AMERICA
UNDER FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIANS
It’s not just George Bush who is a blooming tyrant and who doesn’t understand how America works when it comes to religion. These Xtian guys are very scary. The following snippet is from a Washington Post article:
The spiritual ministry department of the National Institutes of Health, which serves patients being treated in the nation's premier research hospital, is in disarray and battling a lawsuit and discrimination complaints that allege bias against Jewish and Catholic chaplains.
In February, a federal panel ordered the hospital to reinstate a Catholic priest who was wrongfully fired in 2004. In January, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had found that he was the target of "discriminatory and retaliatory animus." Three other former chaplains have said that they also were wrongfully terminated.
They have accused O. Ray Fitzgerald, a Methodist minister and the former head of the spiritual ministry department, of anti-Semitism and anti-Catholicism. They say that NIH retaliated against them when they spoke up and invented reasons for terminating them.
Don’t you agree that chaplaincy programs have no place in public institutions? If Christian lunatics want to do that sort of stuff in their own churches, that’s one thing, but to be discriminatory with my tax dollars. . . ? That will never do. Sometimes I wonder if enough fair-minded and informed Americans still exist to defend America's separation of Church and State which these Bushies, tyrants all, are trying to destroy?
I GUESS PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE ISN’T A NEW CONCEPT
“Henry Ford, it is said, commissioned a survey of the car scrap yards of America to find out if there were parts of the Model T Ford which never failed. His inspectors came back with reports of almost every kind of breakdown: axles, brakes, pistons—all were liable to go wrong. But they drew attention to one notable exception, the king pins of the scrapped cars invariably had years of life left in them. With ruthless logic Ford concluded that the kingpins on the Model T were too good for their job and ordered that in future they should be made to an inferior specification.”
—N. K. HUMPHREY
WHERE I DRINK COFFEE NOW
The two photos are of coffee drinking places which I frequent currently—Starbuck's and Mon Ami. They are a few blocks from each other on Main Street in Vancouver, in a district that reminds me of the Garland District in Spokane. It’s called Uptown Village. I just finished Holy Blood, Holy Grail and am commencing Dancing Wu Li Masters. It’s a darn good read. Also still doing algebra problems to keep the logical parts of my brain from rusting.