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Bennie Wiley
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 Evangelicals and other professed Christians ignore the fact that their president spits rhetoric and exercises behavior that offends the God and The Christ they pretend to love and follow. But fundamentalists who proclaim 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 Patriot Report
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 Blessed Godsend
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 American Mirror
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 Patriot Report
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 American Mirror
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 American Mirror
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 Patriot Report
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 Blessed Godsend
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 Blessed Godsend
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 American Mirror
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 Patriot Report
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 Blessed Godsend
Pro-Life advocates who insists that every fertilized human egg must be brought to term so that a child is born has a moral responsibility to assist in the development and protection of those children after they are born. A morally sane and knowledgeable person will not value the fertilized egg more than they value the living breathing child. If you value the egg; if you value the zygote; if you value the fetus; how then do you not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at American Mirror
Out of the many human characteristics that motivates human behavior, our obsession with the quid pro quo is one of the more powerful. It's our quintessential expectation. What's in it for me? If I do this for you, what will you do for me? Many people want to take the same position with God. "All right, God", some will imply. "What's in it for me? If I buy into a covenant morality thing, what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2016 at Blessed Godsend
A poll conducted by the Vet Voice Foundation reveals that most veterans are opposed to the privatization of the VA Hospital program and services. Does that mean that most veterans won't vote for Republicans who are adamant about privatizing the VA and as many other government services they can get a naive public to acquiesce to? According to the poll: 64% of veterans, a majority of both Democrats and Republicans alike, oppose privatization of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Patriot Report
In the complex social environment of an American democracy, adults teach children many things. However, not all that adults teach children are beneficial to the child, to democracy, or to the America they need to be happy productive citizens. Women are not wholly responsible for teaching children. But in the complex world of human diversity, women often carry more than their fair share. Parents, teachers, religious leaders, and politicians on all sides of political spectrum cannot continue in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at American Mirror
One of the disturbing features of right wing poor and middle class conservatives voters is the insane visceral attractions they appear to have for their Tea Party influenced Republican abusers. That it occurs in a democracy where citizen have choices is even more disturbing. It's disturbing, but not surprising since most right wing red state conservatives are not critical thinkers. Predictably they tend to respond to propaganda laced with emotional words and fake concern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2015 at Patriot Report
The United States Of America has a long sustained history of human rights violations against Native Americans. Nevertheless, when most U.S. citizens think about human rights violations they seem to believe that the concept only applies to political prisoners in foreign countries. Hardly ever do they think of the massively sustained human rights violations inflicted upon Native Americans" in the United States of America. Millions of Christian Americans vociferously proclaim that "America is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Patriot Report
It was only a movie, but the reality rang loudly. A white rancher tracked down men who had raped and murdered a woman. Before he killed them, one was incensed and demanded: "Why? She was just an Indian squaw!" To which the rancher screamed, "She Was My Wife!" One could imagine that even the line, "She was my wife!", was not reason enough for some conservatives white men to justify a white man killing a white man over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at American Mirror
Some Christians are adamant in the belief that we cannot receive salvation by doing good deeds. They proclaim, as the Apostle Paul intimates in his Letter To The Ephesians, that God's Grace is a gift that cannot be earned. The Truth is, The Apostle Paul's Letter To The Ephesians notwithstanding, we cannot have an intimate cosmic relationship with Creation by doing nothing. We certainly cannot have an intimate relationship by doing what displeases Creation.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at Blessed Godsend
When my daughter was 12 years old she asked me if I really liked the poetry books in my library written by female writers. The books were: Love Poems By Women, Loose Woman, and Ain't I A Woman?: A Book Of Women's Poetry From Around the World , and a non-poetry book: International Women's Stories. Her curiosity indicated that she was more pleased than surprised. So much so that for my birthday that year she gave me The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at American Mirror
The Ten Commandments is a quintessential code for civilized human behavior. There are others, of course, but the Ten Commandments is considered by many to be the standard bearer for western civilization morality. If the entire civilized world lived by the standards of the Ten commandments the social and political pestilence that infests planet Earth would be severely diminished. If most members of western civilization lived our lives by the verses commanding us not... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2015 at Blessed Godsend