Oops he did it again…

Julie (aka Cookie) is a fan of a blogger who calls himself The Wee Flea. One of these days I will have to look up the reason for that name. Today, however, I just want to reblog an interesting post.

As a born skeptic, I tend to fact check things. Was Robert E. Lee an opponent of slavery? It is evident it bothered his conscience. He also wrestled with the idea of the splitting the nation.

Here are several references.



We tend to judge our forebears too readily and too harshly. We read an article, watch a movie, or hear a book review and jump to conclusions. I suppose our progeny will do the same to us. Like as not, they won’t understand us any better than we understand those who went before us.


“Strong men ruled bloodily; weak men gladly exchange freedom for protection…
for freedom is meaningless in a world of anarchy.”

Morris Bishop
The Middle Ages

“We seem to be witnessing the coming of Antichrist, for this is the falling
away of which the Apostle speaks.”

French Bishops from the 991 council

(statue of Robert The Bruce / Stirling Castle, Stirling, Scotland)

Robert the Bruce, King of the Scots was not always the leader he needed to be.
He waffled to and fro…confused about what he was truly representing or
fighting for.

Himself, or something much greater than himself.

Yet with most of those brave individuals tapped for great leadership,
Robert eventually came around to his senses and to that of his destiny.
He figured things out while in exile on a lonely cold windswept Irish isle and
finally came home to rout the British out of Scotland.

Once Robert understood…

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10 thoughts on “Oops he did it again…

    1. Remember this one.

      It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. — Barack Obama (from here => https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/barackobam409149.html)

      Here is the complaint of a man who cleverly devised ways to call what is good evil and what is evil good. Here is a man who deliberately use the government to do things that are clearly unconstitutional. Yet he described his opponents as bitter and intolerant.

      Do we cling to our Bibles and our guns because of our unreasonable antipathy or because of the antipathy of people who resent our reluctance to let them abuse the power of government? Personally, I think it is the latter.

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    2. The most important of all this phenomena is to make wise use of the facts and reality to realize our deeper subtle spiritual selves, and be one with the God consciousness that is the very stuff we all originate from.

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        1. God is Truth. God is reality. Since God is infinite, and we are finite, we will probably never know the ultimate reality. Still, just to experience something of God’s love for us is beautiful.

          I visited your blog. I gather you too are a seeker. I call myself a Christian, a follower of Jesus, you apparently respect Jesus as a teacher, at least.

          Over the years I have wondered what to make those who choose to follow Jesus, but don’t do it exactly as I do. Recently, I read Mark 9:38-41again (=> https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+9%3A38-41&version=NASB).

          Like us, Jesus’ apostles were just bumbling men. So He had to tell them “he who is not against us is for us”.

          We tend too much to make “my way” the only correct way, but Jesus said: ““I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” I think that just means we must strive to do what He showed us how to do, love God above all and our neighbor as much as we love our self.

          When I read this post (=> https://thafriend.com/2017/09/06/%e2%80%8bthe-men-who-rule-us/) on your blog, I observed you do not worship men. Only God is worthy of worship, and that I think is our challenge, to know the One who deserves our worship.

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