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Bennie Wiley
USA
Committed to finding, embracing, and promoting Truth wherever I find it. Opponent of an American Plutocracy,abusive politics, and the immoral politics of absurdity, hate, ignorance, and other immoral insanities.
Interests: Vacations at America's National Parks, Hiking up to waterfalls, Science fiction, Singing in church choir with ocassional solo performances, Foreign movies, especially Asian, Classical Music, Dancing, Giving parties, Going to parties, Cruises, Reading and writing poetry
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In their support and adulation of Donald Trump many professed Christians ignore the fact that their president spits rhetoric and exercises behavior that offends the God and The Christ they pretend to love, follow, and trust. But fundamentalists who proclaim that The Bible is the Word Of God often bastardize the Bible to justify behavior that is antithetical to the God and The Christ they proclaim to love and pattern their lives after. These... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Liberal Patriot
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Every concept or belief, whether brilliant or inane, has its antithesis. Every perceived "reality" is the anti-thesis of another perceived "reality" . The reality of an eternal hell of "fire and brimstone" for unrepentant souls is confronted by the antithesis that punishment by fire for a soul that is more spirit or energy than flesh and blood is absurd. The argumentative question would be: "how can there be punishment by fire for a soul... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Liberal Christian
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Apologies For this play on words of another work "The Five People You Meet In Heaven". But, then, Heaven isn't real. So you won't meet anyone in Heaven. Because Heaven isn't a place. But then, neither is Hell.... Continue reading
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One of the identities of President Barack Obama is the profound love and admiration women have for him. The fact that our 44th President was smart, good looking, charismatic, trim, fit, intelligent, introspective, and possessed a sense of humor didn't hurt. But the quintessential reason so many women loved President Barack Obama is because women love men who love children; and Barack Obama loves children. This photographic walk down memory lane is a testament to that love. He... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Eve's Daughters.
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Racism would be the simple explanation for the reason so many conservatives exhibited visceral hate for President Barack Obama; much of it happening even after his presidency was over. And while racism may be the genesis for their visceral hate, racism is also very easy for racists to deny. Underneath the observant racist behavior, both physical and vocal, lies the real reasons so many white Americans exhibited hate for the black President. White men... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2017 at Liberal Patriot
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In my younger years most of my dear trusted friends were women. Not because they were young, beautiful, or willingly sexual; some were, some were not. It was because for the most part, their sensibilities and intelligence were more valuable that anything I got from men. It was also because I realized that if I wanted to learn anything about women, my best source was women not men. More often than not, men are simply the worse source... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Eve's Daughters.
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Deep in the recesses of Every Man's soul, A juxtaposition of Abstract and Concrete cognition Hides an irrepressible dream. I, too, Though I deny the cloak Of Every man, Had my dream. A juxtaposition of my own Concrete... Continue reading
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For Eight years conservatives lived with the fact that a black family was occupying "their" White House. A cool handsome black man with a beautiful black wife, and two beautiful young black daughters was more than many of them could handle with sanity. For them, this was a problem that could only be solved by having a white family in the White House. But more importantly, conservatives desperately needed a Donald Trump presidency because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Liberal Patriot
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For a long time I thought myself done with love And other emotions Except anger and laughter. Yet, what is this emotion I feel? I desire you. But it isn't desire that I feel. And I want to... Continue reading
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Out of a memory It hit me. It's all a fantasy, This thing we call life. We've seen it all. Beauty and ugliness. Sexual ecstasy and unrequited love. War and peace. Honor and betrayal. Slavery and freedom. How... Continue reading
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Why do so many women on the Christians right seem angry and unhappy? Is it because they are? Is it because angry Christians have embraced the rhetoric of division, hate, and ethnic and moral superiority instead of the love for humanity The Christ showed? Shouldn't a professed love for Jesus Christ and the tenets of Christianity be a balm for anger, hate, ugliness,and unhappiness? Inside the church, we witness professed Christian heads bowed in saintly reverence to God... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Eve's Daughters.
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This is a list of 50 things that don't make sense for America or are bad for America. It is a short list; it could be much longer. More than 72% of the items on this list have a conservative propaganda or have the Republican party as their source. That it is not 100% is the only reason conservative or conservatives is not in the post title. Nevertheless, the preponderance of too many things... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Liberal Patriot
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Is classical music dying? There is no apparent consensus on the subject. But some things are devastatingly true. In the age of predatory conservative politics and its assaults on Science, The Arts, and The Humanities, federal support for the Arts and Humanities is eroding. Since 1980, by 2014, federal support for the National endowment for the Humanities (NEH) had fallen more than 62%. In his 2015 budget proposal, Republican Party leader Paul Ryan sought... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Liberal Patriot
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It was a line from an Elton John song That resurfaced the memory. "I'm not a present for your friends to open", Except that I was. It didn't have to happen. But the universe is full of random... Continue reading
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I am a manipulator. I admit it. I enjoy control And making buffoons love me. Watching them hang on to my every word. It's the ultimate i living. In its absence I don't have much fun. I only... Continue reading
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Dream it. Be it. Always seek it. Walk tall and glare Like you believe it. Live it. Scream it. Be filthy rich in it. Inject it in your veins Get high from it. Smell it. Taste it. Wallow... Continue reading
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Conservatives on the Christian Right need a wake-up call. Their faith and love for the Republican Party is similar to their professed faith and love for Jesus Christ, but without the moral standards of The Christ. Conservative on the Christian right require no proof that their trust in the Republican Party has verifiable validity. They live on faith.But it is an illusion based on a presumptive morality that does not exist. They have faith... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at Liberal Patriot
Music surges through my brain As Beethoven lives on 140 Watts of Hi-Fidelity Stereophonic Surround-Sound. Images fill my head. With him. Without him. I close my eyes. Open them. Doesn't matter. Images dominate me As something else controls... Continue reading
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A general religious axiom is that humans were created with the gift of free will. But we live on an imperfect planet in an imperfect world. Exercising free will in an imperfect world means we will make mistakes. It means unpleasant things can and will happen to us. They happen to us for many reasons. Sometimes we make poor decisions and poor choices that affect us for the rest of our lives. Sometimes we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at Liberal Christian
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They were but masks. Imitation wood. From the trunk of a Dead palm With a countenance that said Africa. And I searched for a trademark. Made in Japan Or Taiwan Or Korea. For the symbolism they alleged Were... Continue reading
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An intimate relationship with God is not free; it is a gift that must be earned. Protestations from some circles of faith notwithstanding, our failure to understand this ancient truth will yield nothing except continued estrangement from God and its grim companions, the Pain Of Mortal Being and the Fear Of Eternal Being. We cannot secure and maintain an intimate relationship with God by doing nothing. We must do something. So, what must we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Liberal Christian
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It's true. When women help elect right wing conservatives and tea party Republicans, bad things happen for women. Critical thinkers are bemused if not astounded that working class and middle class red state voters keep voting against their own interest to help elect conservative Republicans. The record is undeniably clear. All of the policies that benefit the majority of Americans have come from liberal politicians not conservative politicians. Perhaps the first sentence in this piece help explains the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Eve's Daughters.
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The mind of working poor whites and middle class white conservative voters never ceases to amaze and be worrisome. What follows are 12 reflections on conservative thinking that is bad for conservative voters and consequently, bad for America. 1. If you believe the Republican goal to privatize education, social security, medicare, health care, air traffic control, and the postal service is aimed at improving service for the American people, you are more than delusional;... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Liberal Patriot
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I never Dream of God. I have never dreamed of God. I wonder why. Because I can't dream Of the unknown and the unknowable? But I have dreamed of many things. I have dreamed Of the thinkable and... Continue reading
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God is the power that sustains life and order. If God were to perish, the universe we perceive would immediately plunge into chaos. Stars and planets would careen out of control. Our Sun would erupt in a Super Nova. All life would perish. The last vestiges of energy would burn out. Then; Nothing. God Is; we are. God Is Not; nothing is. The life sustaining energies we receive from Creation is the direct result... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Liberal Christian