Tuesday, Oct 12 2010 - A Necessary Evil
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Had a colonoscopy this morning. All is well, but hate, hate and really hate the prep. for the procedure. Of course my diet regimen has gone to pot for 48 hours, but I will be back on track tomorrow. I am using "tired" from the anesthesia as an excuse today to eat whatever my little heart desires -- and we have it in the house. I am craving carbs something fierce. I think pancakes and turkey sausage for dinner sounds awfully good. Tomorrow, it is back to the pool for a nice swim and healthy eating.
That's a blog if I ever read one...
Here's something I shared on Facebook the other day. It has nothing to do with diets or eating well, but it has so much to do with life and the recent evils that seem to be permeating our society.
I have always been a believer in live and let live. As long as someone is not hurting another person with words or actions that is all that matters to me. Kindness is the common denominator when it comes to forming my opinions of others. Sadly, there are some folks who are using the bible as a shield to protect and or justify their unjust actions and judgments of other people. It makes me sad because that is why reasonable people begin to turn away from their religion. The Bible is not black and white nor is the Bible meant to be literal. There must be room for interpretation, compromise, practicality and "in context" to make the Bible a true living word. I say this as an intelligent, law-abiding, caring, compassionate citizen and catholic of the world.
This is an excerpt from an episode of The West Wing which I believe makes this point perfectly:
BARTLET (The President of the US): I like your show. I like how you call homosexuality an abomination!
JACOBS: I dont say homosexuality is an abomination, Mr. President. The Bible does.
BARTLET: Yes it does. Leviticus!
BARTLET: Chapter and verse. I wanted to ask you a couple of questions while I had you here. I wanted to sell my youngest daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. Shes a Georgetown Sophomore, speaks fluent Italian, always cleared the table when it was her turn. What would a good price for her be?
(Bartlet only waits a second for a response, then plunges on.)
BARTLET: While thinking about that, can I ask another? My chief of staff, Leo McGary, insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly says he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself? Or is it okay to call the police?
(Bartlet barely pauses to take a breath.)
BARTLET: Heres one thats really important, because weve got a lot of sports fans in this town. Touching the skin of a dead pig makes one unclean. Leviticus 11:7. If they promise to wear gloves, can the Washington Redskins still play football? Can Notre Dame? Can West Point? Does the whole town really have to be together to stone my brother John for planting different crops side by side? Can I burn my mother in a small family gathering for wearing garments made from two different threads? Think about those questions, would you?