NewPort Rhode Island: This is the ocean at Newport. First time in my life I have been there 10/2007. Nice to keep discovering new places. Thanks to Mary and Jimmy for suggesting we take a trip there for the weekend.
Sick and Tired of Conflict?: Why are we so deeply divided by bitter conflicts about politics and religion?
Is it a natural, unavoidable dilemma? Or is it the consequence of the blind leading the blind?
Consider this: During the last 30 years in America the intent of the Founding Fathers regarding religious freedom has simply been ignored by proud and militant right-wing political partisans who claim to be Christian Patriots, and they have fought for and gained a lot of political power --- from local school boards, to state legislatures to Washington D.C.
Of course, they may actually believe they're doing the r...