"Resilience" is a new book written by Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former presidential candidate, John Edwards. In it she reveals many personals feelings and reactions to cancer, her husband's infidelity, etc. Critics comment about what this is doing to impact her children. I would ask these critics to take a good, close look at Elizabeth Edwards, consider her total life, observe her actions as a mother, wife, and special woman; and then think that she cannot objectively evaluate the feelings of her own kids. Please!
President Barack Obama is giving the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. Political, religious, and self-elevating critics say it is wrong for this Roman Catholic university to have him speak because of his stance on abortion and stem cell research. I would suggest that these critics take a good,, close look at their own church's immoral history, their own political party's immoral history, and their own life's history (inner and outer). "He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone," said Jesus. Mr. Obama has given a great deal of personal service to the underserved and forgotten people in society, often forgotten by the church. Compare his service to Notre Dame speakers of the past. (However I continue to worry about the President's personal safety, especially among these nutcases)
I'm disappointed that apparently President Obama will allow the military tribunals to continue to have "trials" for certain Gitmo prisoners, albeit with some modifications. I believe trials should be held in U.S. federal courts. There are plenty of protections regarding sensitive, confidential information in federal courts.
Please may we call an end to movies that are over-hyped with erroneous speculation about Michelangelo, the Vatican, illuminati, and secret codes? They are grossly misrepresenting history. Michelangelo was sympathetic to the contemporary questions raised by Martin Luther and the new Protestantism. These questions related to the Roman Church's position on "good works" as a key to salvation, while Luther preached "by faith alone" do we gain salvation. Thus Michelangelo reflected in subtle ways in his paintings about his agreement with these views that conflicted with the Pope and the Roman Church which was paying him to paint. All the rest of the speculation is Hollywood altering of history. Frankly, I think the splintering theology is silly and beyond logic, but when was organized religion ever rational?