One of the most shocking reports I ever read appeared in the Indian Express several years ago. On the front page was a photo of a little boy, half naked, lying on the sidewalk of a busy street. Next to the boy was a dog. Upon closer inspection, I saw that it was a female dog, and the little boy was actually sucking her milk. The caption read, "This Dog Is His Mother." The three-column article went on to describe the heartbreaking agony that homeless children face as they try to survive on their own. ~an excerpt from NO LONGER A SLUMDOG by K. P. Yohannan
How much we can learn from dogs! That dear dog was the Good Samaritan to that precious little boy, made in God's image! So many humans heartlessly passed the dear little boy without a care, while the dog lovingly mothered him!
Works of art to be ogled at, women are not. Made of flesh and blood, they have feelings, aspirations, and dreams. Our society evaluates the sexual attractiveness of women by creating uncommon, unearthly standards of beauty, causing many to consider they are inferior. We all suffer when women are dishonored by allowing themselves to become immodest slabs of meat on display for all to enjoy. Wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and daughters are wounded when significant males in their lives view nude bodies of indiscriminate women. Males become mesmerized with the so-called ideal specimens, who do not nag or have any expectations of them, who appear to stare longingly back and desire them from screens or glossy, airbrushed pages. Creating fantasy worlds for men, these models cause divisions between men and the women who truly care for them. Sex was designed by God to be intimate, not anonymous. And folks wonder from whence comes disrespect for, neglect of, and violence directed at women?
The centerfold layout of your issue mimicking the dishonorable, heartless, selfish publication Playboy, was despicable. Glorifying public nudity and bringing the knowledge of such careless behavior to the attention of local residents is irresponsible and inconsiderate. Miss October is not representing exemplary conduct, and to suggest that Charlottesville and the University of Virginia should be proud of such corrupting behavior is narrow-minded. How we spend our time shapes who we are, and how we build the persons we are is cause for social concern. At all times we must ask ourselves whether what we are doing is loving or wise. Are we putting the needs and feelings of others above our own, or is the pursuit of our own pleasure the measure of our lives?
Wow, a diabolical sociopath walks free? How can this be? If she had aborted Caylee, she would be free. Now, after killing her own flesh and blood at age two, Casey Anthony is free! Any rational person would see there is no difference in killing an unborn baby or a two year old. Then there's Peter Singer of Princeton declaring nobody is a person until age two. So, apparently now all murder is legal in the sunshine state, not just abortion, but lying is still illegal. What a disadvantage to the prosecution to have a jury not educated in the fine art of psychopathy. Had they been well versed in it, they NEVER would have allowed such an evil woman to be set free back into society. As all the experts on psychopathy teach, we all need to educate ourselves on psychopaths, sociopaths, character-disordered, antisocials - whatever ya wanna call them or not call them, for many are afraid of labels. How dangerous, irresponsible and idiotic that is! Among us in quantity, their number is growing at an alarming rate due to our narcissistic culture, looking out for numero uno. So many are praising our judicial system. I laugh in the face of that foolishness.
I surrendered my allegiance to Jesus in a stone Catholic chapel while a college student. My four children are my magnum opus: twin sons Joseph Linden and Adam Edward, Hannah Rose and Laurel Emmaline.
My dear dad, eldest of ten, strove for and achieved excellence at whatever he did: surrendering his allegiance to Jesus and serving Him his entire life, most proficient sharpshooter during his stint in the Marines; scouted not once, but twice, to pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers; struck Willie Mays out; valedictorian at Crozet High, Belmont Abbey and at UVA. While a Marine, he appointed himself as THE man to ensure his mates came safely back to the ship after carousing on land. His exemplary mother, Katherine Kirk Bain, was Mother-of-the-Year for VA in 1966. She was my best friend until her death at age 99 in 2000. I miss her always!