Deborah K Jamil

Reconciling Different Concepts of God

  • 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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  •   "The public school is the closest thing we have in America to a national established church, Getting-An-Education the closest thing to God and it should be possible to treat it and deal with it as the church has been treated and dealt with." (Herndon, James. p. 112, How To Survive In Your Native Land.) The most dangerous things in our lives are those we cannot question. Their sacrosanct status prevents us from the examination of our 'norms' which would help us determine what

    Posted on January 9, 2017 9:45 pm
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    When someone does something we disapprove of, like shoot-up a school, we immediately focus all of our attention on that person and try to figure out what is wrong with them and how to punish them and see that justice is done. It is always about "them," never "us." We are doing our bit by holding down a job and paying our taxes. As long as we have a job and pay our taxes, we are absolved of all responsibility

    Posted on January 5, 2017 11:08 pm
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  • The meme was found on the Facebook page "The Other 98%" from August 21, 2015. This appeals to our heart's wishes; we want to solve these problems, but over-simplification won't work. Here we have extremely simplistic thinking that keeps us in this mire. It's pervasive and it's the main obstacle to solving these problems and many like them. Introspection must be a priority. My book, After the Clear Signs and this blog provide a narrative for the necessary introspection and deep examination of

    Posted on January 4, 2017 8:17 pm
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