Just a few observations this week and then I will move on…

I see there was a decent turn out yesterday for Chick-fil-A  supporters opposed to gay rights; supporting Fast Food President Dan Cathys statement about the biblical definition of a family. I blogged about this a few weeks ago after right-wing Christian, Mike Huckabee chimed in. I got to be honest here and say that this type of behavior only creates division within our population. Yes, it is okay to speak your mind and support a particular institution for its beliefs. I am voicing my opinion now – and it is this: I am not gay and I really have no connection what so ever to the gay community but something deep down inside me tells me this type of exclusionism; this support that condemns a certain group of people is wrong. Huckabee, Palin and Bachmann all showed up in support and I think it is a disservice to the energy and synergy that is humanity. We will never evolve as a species when we continue to build these type of social walls.

Another thought –

I drove through the south side of Chicago yesterday and a religious billboard caught my eye. At the top of the billboard it said: “If you die today will you go to… Heaven or Hell?”. I think it is interesting how Christianity has to strike fear in the community in order to gain new parishioners. Ignorance breeds fear. Wisdom breeds wealth and bliss on many levels. Why would you settle for less?


Have you been watching the Olympics this week? I think it is really cool how so many countries with so many different cultures, religions and viewpoints can meet in one place and compete in a civil manner. Sure we see small hiccups here and there but as a whole, the Olympics is one event where the world comes together for two weeks and we seems to exist as a planet instead of a divided globe. At least we have another week to enjoy this commonality before reality strikes again.

That is it for now – I hope I did not insult anybody – and if I did, you need to ask yourself why….

John C. Bader