Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Healer.


In Memory of President Gerald Ford:

July 14, 1913
Passing: December 26, 2006

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Love as a religion

The Video: Love is my Religion
Ziggy Marley came to visit a city near me in late 2006 and I, who had not heard of him before, saw the flyer and naturally, googled him. As one would expect, I found his song, "Love Is My Religion" on one of the sites that I stumbled on. I then googled it again, this time, looking for the lyrics to the song and the music video. I have found this song to be truly inspiring and interesting. Since I was younger, I have looked into and researched many different faiths and religions. When I heard this song, it made me realize how insignificant religion can be when contrasted/compared to LOVE. Love is the essence of what makes one, as a human, happy. I feel that religion can be used to gain power and influence over fellow people, but it can also be used to provide hope and comfort to those who are in need of such emotions. I hope that this piece of music can be significant to yourself.

Love is my religion, Love is my religion, Love is my religion
I'll take you to the temple tonight

All my days I've been searching, to find out what this life is worth
through the books and bibles of time I've made up my mind
I don't condemn, I don't convert, this is a calling have you heard
bring all the lovers to the fold, cause no one is gonna lose their soul

Love is my religion, Love is my religion, Love is my religion
hey you can take it or leave it, and you don't have to believe it

I don't want to fight, hey let's go fly a kite
there's nothing that we can't cure, and I'll keep you in my arms for sure
so don't let nobody stop us, free spirits have to soar
with you I share the gift, the gift that we now know oh oh oh

( Chorus )

Well I'm done searching now, I found out what this life is worth
not in the books that I find, but by searching my mind
I don't condemn, I don't convert
this is the calling have you heard, bring all the lovers to the fold
no one is gonna lose their soul

( Chorus )

The First Ramble.

Blogging has certainly caught on in today's world. To blog is to share one's viewpoint on things. To share. This is important because as the world has developed alternative means of communication, personal communication has declined. Perhaps everyone is so similar that there isn't really much to discuss. Or there is truly a "wall" between persons, between identities?

This year, TIME Magazine declared its person of the year to be YOU. The very reader of this blog is just as responsible as the one blogging it for the incredible changes in America and the world. It is very likely that without bloggers, the Democrats could have entered the 110th Congress as the minority party once again.

Bloggers have helped to expose Allen's racial slur, Conrad Burn's comment on terrorists in our midst, and even John Kerry's "botched joke." Allen and Burn have not been reelected. Kerry might have diminished all possibilities of the Democratic nomination. The power of the blogging system is certainly strong, but where would this power be without the politicians to ignite it? Everything remains in a balance, and a balance is how things are accomplished. Complete control is only temporary. When Republicans held control during Bush's time as president, it was obvious things got out of control. Thus Democrats now have the helm. Well, just barely. To have both parties cooperate with each other in Congress will truly be close to an authentic representation of the people. State Representatives do not only represent their state, but they also represent the country as well.

I am no expert when it comes to blogging. I have attempted to create blogs in the past, but all have since been abandoned. I believe this blog has a better chance of survival due to a joint- new-year's-resolution made with my aunt who will also attempt to keep her blog active and in existence. My above rambling is likely to be very disorganized and unclear, but I do hope that my skills (if any) improve.

I will leave you with this quote:

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world." - Mohandas Ghandi