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Sat Oct 6, 2018, 4:33 PM
It is a sad day in the United States as high priest Mitch McConnell leads the Senate Republicans in bowing to their god, Donald Trump. #Resist

I love my country enough to call it to account.


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FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?



Because it's past time for white-haired white men to stand up and say it.

The Heidelberg Catechism , written in 1563, remains a warm-hearted and personal statement of the Christian faith. It begins thusly...

What is your only comfort in life and in death?

That I am not my own,
but belong--
    body and soul,
    in life and in death--
    to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.
He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven:
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready

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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018   Photographer
A sad day, indeed. Sad Emote 
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Forsooth. Stay strong, my friend.
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charmedstudio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Having difficulty finding a way to stay politically active and grounded and making art at the same time. What is your personal recipe for succeeding at this?
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
For starters, I deleted my Twitter account a year ago or so. I figure out that its purpose, regardless of ones political inclination, was to keep one in a constant state of righteous rage. I mostly stay off Facebook; it's a bottomless hole. On Instagram I don't follow the flamethrowers.

I keep my comments as non-inflammatory as possible. The "Love Trumps Hate" banner on the back of our garage overlooking the highway reminds me that I'm not even allowed to hate Trump, as much as he might richly deserve it. Jesus tells me to love my my enemies. He did not back up an inch as he called folks to account, but he never hated. That's a really tough example to follow...
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charmedstudio Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018
Thanks for your response.Thanks  I agree with all of it. I don't do Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Happier without it.  And I love your sign that faces the highway. I don't hate Trump either. If seen through a certain lens, this whole thing is a great learning opportunity for all of us, no matter what our political affiliation. With challenge comes self examination and opportunity for growth.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
"I love my country enough to call it to account."
Yes. Be strong, and do not give up. The myriad of small acts of justice, of love, of truth, of emotionally tough reconciliation can redirect the conversation. When those in power see those on the streets, it does make them think twice. And some of those will stand firm, because they know there are others out there standing firm.
We saw similar things in SA, driven by similar agendas, both in the 80's and in the last couple of years. We're not out of the woods, but things are looking up.

As Paul said - 'stand': "when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then"


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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen, Brother.
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:iconcharmedstudio:
charmedstudio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Thank you for sharing your informative take on this.
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:iconafricanobserver:
AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Be strong - it is a long and tough road.
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:iconcharmedstudio:
charmedstudio Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018
Thanks so much.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
God help us..
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
For we have received the government we deserve...
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
seems so...
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018
His scripted rant at the hearing was enough to disqualify him, at least as far as I am concerned. The Trump Administration is going to be hard to recover from.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Precisely. Had he said, "I don't remember the incident, but it could have happened, in which case I am terribly sad and ashamed", the nomination would have sailed through.
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