Dictionary.com Word of they Day...
Pandiculation - an instinctive stretching, as an awakening or while yawning.
That is what was happening to me when I was hearing the poem being read for Obama's inauguration. It was seriously a pandering, self gratifying, pretentious piece of work. The prayer was no better. Though the end of the prayer was far better and allowed this short little man to actually end on a high note. What is really important is that the entire event had given me good reason to pandiculate. Not only on the outside with actual physical evidence, but also on the inside.
Obama's speech was good. It had some pretty good lines in it that will surely make it into quote books as well as historical records that hold the "I Have a Dream" speech in high regard. I'm sort of glad my essay was not picked because I looked at that crowd and did not envy them in the least, not even a little bit.
On this day in 2009...
The first man elected as President of the United States is sworn into office.
That's what happens when you drop race from being mentioned when stateing how historical this moment is. It makes the entire statement silly; as it should be.
The Five Quotes of the Day...
Because of how people think it's so historical and because of how the same people are linking him to MLK I've decided to pull some MLK quotes out of thin air. Enjoy.
I never will forget a moment in Birmingham when a white policeman accosted a little Negro girl seven or eight years old, who was walking in a demonstration with her mother. "What do you want?" The policeman asked her gruffly, and the little girl looked him straight in the eye and answered, "Fee-dom." She couldn't even pronounce it, but she knew. It was beautiful! Many times when I have been in sorely trying situations, the memory of that little one has come to my mind, and has buoyed me. - MLK
From the mouth of babes....It's interesting how a child can emulate what a parent has taught them and do so at keen moments. This was a keen moment for that little girl. She could have been like many youths today and snapped her finger while moving her head about in a fashion that looks like she is trying to win the figure eight design with how her head weaves. It matters not what the color of our skin for we are all striving to have the same things: to be understood, to be loved, to be free to be who we are inside. It is not the duty of a human to rule over others and dictate who they are or what they can do. It not only is bad for business it's bad for friendship. Be the little girl when answering those who are in opposition of your position and you could be an inspiration to someone who needs it the most.
Alienation is a form of living death. It is the acid of despair that dissolves society. - MLK
Everyone enjoys being accepted. If one believes that then one would not try and alienate people just because they are different. The only reason to alienate someone is if their influence on you is damaging to your other relationship.
But as a whole it does cause problems with society. People form gangs that consist of their own race and likeness and then they set off to do battle with those who are of a different race and interest and call it a gang war when it really is a race war. They have had those throughout history. And in history it has been one race that tried to rid the world of the other and he did not succeed I don't hink anyone can.
[A majority of people] are not theoretical Atheists they are practical Atheists. They do not deny the existence of God with their lips, but they continually denying his existence with their lives. - MLK
Atheists are sensitive about being Atheist. Most of the ones I've met are. I have yet to meet one that is actually sensible that doesn't go out of their way to point out flaws in religion. The reason I find that to be disturbing is because I expect that out of those who are (for example) from a Christian religion. They tend to complain about abortion and prayers in school. Though I am not bothered by prayers in school like Atheist I do not find it necessary to make a big deal about it outside of a discussion.
I have this feeling that Atheist might go under the guise of stating there isn't a God or go with the flow of allowing others to think they believe that without correcting, but I beileve they think that it's possible, even if it is a small percentage of their mind. They just don't like the religions they've seen because they seem too illogical or too self righteous. I understand that. Why go with a group of people if you don't agree with their stance just because you think it's possible there is a God?
So they may think it but their lives show otherwise. They act like they are accountable to no one for their actions. Their moral compass goes any direction they think is the correct direction. There is no standard to it and it is all based on feeling under the flase impression that it's reasonable.
But they are not stupid. I have never met a stupid Atheist. I have never really met a stupid person. I may have met stupid decisions made by a person but never a stupid person in totality. I don't know if such a person exists. Which brings me to my........
Random Thought Corner...
I believe that every person is smart in something. They have the brains to fix a car, know how to talk to people and get what they want, understand math, get Science, love history, raise a child, teach a child, know world situations, know travel, know ice skating, baseball, football, dancing, know how to date, kiss, love....the list is endless. Everyone has a brain that affords them to know a lot about certain things.
Ignorance touches everyone and sometimes it touches some rather deeply, but for the most part each of us knows something someone else doesn't and if people were more into learning what they don' t know instead of shouting what they do...this world could start becoming a better place.