Deborah K Jamil

Reconciling Different Concepts of God

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    People that scared us, we called witches and burned at the stake. Now we call them mentally ill and burn up their brains with chemicals and electricity. That's progress.

    Posted on February 21, 2017 11:00 pm
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  • Change will happen when we change ourselves. "Change" at the top of the political hierarchy only means that other people with the same mentality don different robes and hats and fly a different banner in order to create the appearance of change. As long as we care more about appearances than facing and tackling real issues, this is the only "revolution" that can happen.

    Posted on February 20, 2017 6:53 pm
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  • Every time a court/judge/jury convicts someone, they turn a citizen into a slave (someone removed of their freedoms and rights) who becomes the property of the state. Then, every remaining American citizen (those still possessing their civil rights and freedoms) is a slaveholder/owner by nature of their participation as members of the state. On top of this, we publicly teach our children, and seem to believe it ourselves, that the 13th Amendment abolished slavery, making us all fools. If we cannot clean up our

    Posted on February 20, 2017 6:50 pm
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  • Religion is supposed to be about raising consciousness, especially when it comes to slavery, yet the world's economies depend upon slave labor. As long as this continues it is useless to imagine that we are free because freedom cannot exist alongside slavery. "You can't hold a man down without staying down with him." Booker T. Washington (found on goodreads.com tags: oppression, slavery) "Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril." William

    Posted on February 16, 2017 8:22 pm
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    Words can be used to free people or to imprison them. Institutionalized thinking neatly organizes, categorizes, and places people into their appropriate boxes. Schools very efficiently accomplish this task with a few letters: A, B, C, D, and F. Anyone fighting to escape from their appointed box is psychiatrized--labeled and forever silenced by the words "mentally ill." Psychiatrist Allen Frances is a professor emeritus at Duke University and was the chairman of the DSM-IV* task force. Quoted from Issue #62

    Posted on January 25, 2017 8:29 pm
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