Posts Tagged ‘fear’

Fear Itself

Yesterday I found myself, for a split second, succumbing to irrational fear, and it reminded me of the potency of this primal feeling, as well as why Republicans rely on it so much.  It defies logic, it overrides rationality, and it evokes reflexive action out of all proportion to the real world circumstances.  What happened [...]

Sectarian Fear diminishes our lives and kills compassion

During my teen years in the ’50s I was a believer in Christ and fortunately my Lutheran Synod pastor was radical in asking us to follow the humanitarian teachings of Christ and the moral values that bind a culture together in compassion and love of your fellow human beings regardless of their religion or status. [...]