So Strong; yet so calm: Mary's Choice.

Thursday, July 31, 2014


"You have 'em;


I'll entertain 'em."

 This is actually the first time I've ever heard Tim Tebow speak.
 it surprised me,
after realizing I was actually enjoying  listening to him read this story,
even thought him kinda cute for a change as opposed to the usual emotions he normally elicits from me when coming across his name in the media spotlights... again.

Good God!
 he doesn't 

 sound like this

Now I'm wondering ...

what Dr. Seuss's personal views on religion might be like?



Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.

Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, to Theodor Robert and Henrietta (Seuss) Geisel.  All of his grandparents were German immigrants. Geisel was raised a Lutheran. 

On October 23, 1967, suffering from a long struggle with illnesses including cancer—as well as emotional pain over her husband's affair with Audrey Stone Dimond—Geisel's wife, Helen Palmer Geisel, committed suicide. Geisel married Dimond on June 21, 1968. 

Though he devoted most of his life to writing children's books, Geisel had no children of his own. He would say, when asked about this,

"You have 'em;

I'll entertain 'em."

Geisel received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the professional children's librarians in 1980, recognizing his "substantial and lasting contributions to children's literature". At the time it was awarded every five years. He won a special Pulitzer Prize in 1984 citing his "contribution over nearly half a century to the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents."
Geisel was a liberal Democrat and a supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal. His early political cartoons show a passionate opposition to fascism, and he urged action against it both before and after the United States entered World War II. 

Fascism /fæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism, fascism originated in Italy in the immediate aftermath of World War I, combining more typically right-wing positions with elements of left-wing politics, in opposition to liberalismMarxism, and traditional conservatism. Although fascism is usually placed on the far right on the traditional left–right spectrum, several self-described fascists have said that the description is inadequate.
Fascists sought to unify their nation through an authoritarian state that promoted the mass mobilization of the national community and were characterized by having leadership that initiated a revolutionary political movement aiming to reorganize the nation along principles according to fascist ideology. Fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation, and it asserts that stronger nations have the right to expand their territory by displacing weaker nations.
Fascist ideology consistently invokes the primacy of the state. Leaders such as Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany embodied the state and claimed immense power. Fascism borrowed theories and terminology from socialism but replaced socialism's focus on class conflict with a focus on conflict between nations and races.[12] Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky to secure national self-sufficiency and independence through protectionist and interventionist economic policies.
Following World War II, few parties have openly described themselves as fascist, and the term is usually used pejoratively by political opponents. The terms neo-fascist or post-fascist are sometimes applied more formally to describe parties of the far right with ideological similarities to, or roots in, 20th century fascist movements.

His cartoons portrayed the fear of communism as overstated, finding greater threats in the House Un-American Activities Committee and those who threatened to cut the US "life line" to Stalin and the USSR, whom he once depicted as a porter carrying "our war load".
Geisel supported the Japanese American internment during World War II. His treatment of the Japanese and of Japanese Americans, between whom he often failed to differentiate, has struck many readers as a moral blind spot. On the issue of the Japanese, he is quoted as saying:
But right now, when the Japs are planting their hatchets in our skulls, it seems like a hell of a time for us to smile and warble: "Brothers!" It is a rather flabby battle cry. If we want to win, we've got to kill Japs, whether it depresses John Haynes Holmes or not. We can get palsy-walsy afterward with those that are left.
—Theodor Geisel, quoted in Dr. Seuss Goes to War by Richard H. Minear
After the war, though, Geisel overcame his feelings of animosity, using his book Horton Hears a Who! (1954) as an allegory for the Hiroshima bombing and the American post-war occupation of Japan, as well as dedicating the book to a Japanese friend.
In 1948, after living and working in Hollywood for years, Geisel moved to La Jolla, California, a predominantly Republican town.
Shortly before the end of the 1972–74 Watergate scandal, in which United States president Richard Nixon resigned, Geisel converted a copy of one of his famous children's books into a polemic by replacing the name of the main character everywhere it occurred.  "Richard M. Nixon, Will You Please Go Now!" was published in major newspapers through the column of his friend Art Buchwald.

The line

"A person's a person, 

no matter how small!!"

Horton Hears a Who! 

has been used widely as a slogan 

the pro-life movement in the U.S., 

despite the objections of Geisel's widow. 

In 1986, 

when the line was first used in such a way, 

he demanded a retraction 


received one.

(how bizarre ev[69]en the footnote)

If God indeed,
very much alive and well among us, 
speaking to us....?

Could this not,
being ~g(ZERO be the HERO)d~ trying  
telling us(y)ou something?

I'm actually having to admit...
if indeed a God  speaking to us,  it's making some sense to me, now, when a language needed using, 

 having...JUST TOO TOO MANY POSSIBILITIES...available, 
how being  god ...HAS TO BE SOME SORT OF... fusion mess! 

But do not mistake me!

I am very much so...STILL...a radical atheist.

As my understanding of what it means to be... 
...means having to be something  always omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, as well as omnipresent;
I failing to see why all the confusion then.

As GOD...
 started this mess when unhappy with the reasoning behind the building of a structure 
now known as
he should be "ABEL" unfixing the problem 
just by 

That simple.

Will continue proudly being a militant one, even when knowing, this would be a character assessment most likely viewed unfavorably by someone I've come to consider both a trusting mentor as well as one able counting on being a friend if for no other reason than someone needing one.

Albert Einstein's religious views...

 have been studied extensively. He said he believed in the "pantheistic" God of Baruch Spinoza, but not in a personal god, a belief he criticized. He also called himself an agnostic, while disassociating himself from the label atheist, preferring, he said, "an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being."

Einstein rejected the label atheist. Einstein stated: "I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one. You may call me an agnostic, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being." According to Prince Hubertus, Einstein said, "In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views."

Romans 1:16

New International Version (NIV)

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

Alan F. Segal has written that "one can speak of a 'twin birth'" of two new Judaisms, both markedly different from the religious systems that preceded them. Not only were rabbinic Judaism and Christianity religious twins, but, like Jacob and Esau, the twin sons of Isaac and Rebecca, they fought in the womb, setting the stage for life after the womb."
For Martin Buber, Judaism and Christianity were variations on the same theme of messianism. Buber made this theme the basis of a famous definition of the tension between Judaism and Christianity:
"Pre-messianically, our destinies are divided. Now to the Christian, the Jew is the incomprehensibly obdurate man who declines to see what has happened; and to the Jew, the Christian is the incomprehensibly daring man who affirms in an unredeemed world that its redemption has been accomplished. This is a gulf which no human power can bridge."
Jewish messianism has its root in the apocalyptic literature of the 2nd century BCE to 1st century BCE, promising a future "anointed" leader or messiah to resurrect the Israelite "Kingdom of God", in place of the foreign rulers of the time.

On January 7, 2007, Tebow was featured prominently in an ESPN "Outside The Lines" feature on home-schooled athletes seeking equal access to high school athletics in other states. Because a home-schooler's access to public and private school athletic functions vary by state, Tebow and former defensive end Jason Taylor (who was allowed to play at his local high school in Pennsylvania) argued in favor of extending the right to play for local teams to more states. 

Upon becoming the first home-schooled athlete to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy, 
he remarked,
"That's really cool. 

A lot of times people have this stereotype of homeschoolers

 as not very athletic – it's like, go win a spelling bee or 

something like that – it's an honor for me 

to be the first one to do that."

 Tebow received the 2008 Quaqua Protégé Award 
outstanding home-education graduate.

Einstein had previously explored the belief that man could not understand the nature of God. In an interview published in 1930 in G. S. Viereck's book Glimpses of the Great, Einstein, in response to a question about whether or not he believed in God, explained:
Your question [about God] is the most difficult in the world. It is not a question I can answer simply with yes or no. I am not an Atheist. I do not know if I can define myself as a Pantheist. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds. May I not reply with a parable? The human mind, no matter how highly trained, cannot grasp the universe. We are in the position of a little child, entering a huge library whose walls are covered to the ceiling with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written those books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books, a mysterious order, which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of the human mind, even the greatest and most cultured, toward God. We see a universe marvelously arranged, obeying certain laws, but we understand the laws only dimly. Our limited minds cannot grasp the mysterious force that sways the constellations. I am fascinated by Spinoza's Pantheism. I admire even more his contributions to modern thought. Spinoza is the greatest of modern philosophers, because he is the first philosopher who deals with the soul and the body as one, not as two separate things.
In a 1950 letter to M. Berkowitz, Einstein stated that "My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver, especially a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment."
According to biographer Walter Isaacson, Einstein was more inclined to denigrate disbelievers than the faithful. Einstein said in correspondence, "[T]he fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who—in their grudge against the traditional 'opium of the people'—cannot bear the music of the spheres."  

Although he did not believe in a personal God, he indicated that he would never seek to combat such belief because "such a belief seems to me preferable to the lack of any transcendental outlook."
In 1945 Guy Raner, Jr. wrote a letter to Einstein, asking him if it was true that a Jesuit priest had caused Einstein to convert from atheism. Einstein replied, "I have never talked to a Jesuit priest in my life and I am astonished by the audacity to tell such lies about me. From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist. ... It is always misleading to use anthropomorphical concepts in dealing with things outside the human sphere—childish analogies. We have to admire in humility the beautiful harmony of the structure of this world—as far as we can grasp it, and that is all."
In a 1930 New York Times article, Einstein distinguished three human impulses which develop religious belief: fear, social morality, and a cosmic religious feeling. 
A primitive understanding of causality causes fear, and the fearful invent supernatural beings analogous to themselves. 
The desire for love and support create a social and moral need for a supreme being; both these styles have an  anthropomorphic concept of God. 
The third style, which Einstein deemed most mature, originates in a deep sense of awe and mystery. He said, the individual feels "the sublimity and marvelous order which reveal themselves in nature ... and he wants to experience the universe as a single significant whole." 
Einstein saw science as an antagonist of the first two styles of religious belief, but as a partner in the third. He maintained, "even though the realms of religion and science in themselves are clearly marked off from each other" there are "strong reciprocal relationships and dependencies" as aspirations for truth derive from the religious sphere. For Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." He continued:
a person who is religiously enlightened appears to me to be one who has, to the best of his ability, liberated himself from the fetters of his selfish desires and is preoccupied with thoughts, feelings and aspirations to which he clings because of their super-personal value. It seems to me that what is important is the force of this superpersonal content ... regardless of whether any attempt is made to unite this content with a Divine Being, for otherwise it would not be possible to count Buddha and Spinoza as religious personalities. Accordingly a religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt of the significance of those super-personal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation ... In this sense religion is the age-old endeavor of mankind to become clearly and completely conscious of these values and goals and constantly to strengthen and extend their effect. If one conceives of religion and science according to these definitions then a conflict between them appears impossible. For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be...
An understanding of causality was fundamental to Einstein's ethical beliefs. In Einstein's view, "the doctrine of a personal God interfering with natural events could never be refuted, in the real sense, by science," for religion can always take refuge in areas that science cannot yet explain. It was Einstein's belief that in the "struggle for the ethical good, teachers of religion must have the stature to give up the doctrine of a personal God, that is, give up that source of fear and hope" and cultivate the "Good, the True, and the Beautiful in humanity itself."



As an active member of Goodwill Gators at the University of Florida, Tim Tebow has volunteered his time with the Children’s Miracle Network at Shands Hospital. He keeps a poem on his bulletin board that reminds him of an athlete’s accountability to be a role model for the little boys who want to be just like him. He also makes an effort to speak at local elementary schools, greet young fans at his games, and visit sick teens in the local hospitals. In 2008, he received the Disney Spirit Award, given annually to college football’s most inspirational figure. Even after finding fame, Tim has continued to ably stand for the values, beliefs, and causes in which he has always believed.

Whatever else may cross Tim Tebow’s path in the future, he has already accomplished a great deal and profoundly improved the world around him. Each time he drives his team down the field for a touchdown, receives an award, or sits for an interview, millions of television viewers are dramatically disabused of outdated stereotypes about home educators. The public is repeatedly brought face-to-face with the reality that home education graduates—if given a fair and equal opportunity—are capable of exhibiting the highest level of leadership, teamwork, athletic ability, social aptitude, and civic involvement. Home educators will continue to achieve excellence in every field of human endeavor.

Quaqua’s founding principle is that people often need to see a stirring tangible example before they will embrace a higher abstract ideal. Tim Tebow has been an effective friend of home education, both in word and deed. After becoming the first home-educated athlete to be nominated for the Heisman Trophy, he remarked to a writer, “That’s really cool. A lot of times people have this stereotype of homeschoolers as not very athletic–it's like, go win a spelling bee or something like that–it’s an honor for me to be the first one to do that.”

Tim Tebow’s example has inspired equal-access supporters in Alabama to introduce a bill in the Alabama Legislature called the “Tim Tebow Bill.” Similar efforts have rapidly spread to Kentucky, Utah, and many other states. The movement is promoting state legislation that would allow home-educated athletes across the nation to play for their local high school teams, just as Tim did in Florida.

The Quaqua Society is pleased to honor Tim Tebow as the college-bound student who has best demonstrated the excellence of home education in action. The Society anticipates that he will continue to make many important contributions to home education and the general society for years to come.


“From being a lot of places with my dad on mission trips, you kind of find out what true pressure is and what is just a game,” Tim Tebow says. “Even though we love it so much, football is just a game. A lot of people bleed over it and love it, and I'm one of those people. But at the end of the day, I know what's more important, and football is not more important than life, and pressure is definitely not football. So I think when you can put that in perspective, I think it really gives you a much better outlook.”

Professional football and college football are very important to Tim, but faith, family, and academics precede sports as priorities in his life.







Do not mistake my intent!
In no way am I claiming Tebow to be a bad kid.  

But he definitely has made his priorities well known to those of us knowing better; using that oh so typical carefully crafted thou artful dodger language having been perfected over the centuries down to the "thoughts terminating cliches" they are today.

Wish they (CHRISTIANS of ANY KIND) would just come out and say it simply as it could be without all the collateral confusions created in their wakes instead; everywhere they go in search of recruiting new victims of life for their cause.  

After all is said and done... 
they really be no different than how pimps prey on runaway children of our very own 
"Real" Americans.

Instead of dealing with this problem, they prefer going oversea looking for new recruits for the church; 
 just South of the Border.  

In fact,  
in America, 
it's easier prosecuting drug dealers as well as  punishment more severe than it is for those pimping out children for sex.

Even a DeKalb County Judge, Our Honorable Judge Janis C. Gordon, is quoted as claiming a pimp had suggested to a friend who also was a drug dealer, he should consider switching trade for this very reason... far less likelihood of being prosecuted as well as the penalties less severe.

If I'm sounding redundant, there's good reason for me being so...


Only then can one be guaranteed with certainty...

Living God's Glory Life Everlasting 

As the truth they shall not know until once getting freed from this life, then we be freed of them for good;


"iNO YOU DON'T!!!"

"I would,
if  I thought it would help, 
go to sleep and not wake up."

I say let's try doing it their way...

It's worth a shot.


We can always go back to doing life the old way if  even this way didn't solve any of our world's problems...

Why not?  
What's the harm?
Not like our just recently departed Christians would not be in good company with all them Indians once here...
 long ago?


Although not exactly, 
this "tunnel" with it's  "oh so warm light"
pretty much sent packing there all at the same time; still a happy occasion...

Just like old time when the forerunners of our today's 
first showed up on the east coast of a place known only to them back then 

Surely the Indians will do the same thing all over again!


big old fashioned

 "SON's a SON until HE gets him a  WIFE.
Daughter's a daughter ALL her life."

@!POW! WOW!#

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