reaching back to change- Guest Blogger: Glamma

By GLAMMA

It seems amazing to me that one of the most misquoted verses of the bible comes from Matthew 7:1 “Judge not that ye be not judged.”

These days that is exactly what we are doing. It comes from the press; it comes from the media, inundating the masses with twisted conversations, over-blown quotes, and sensationalized stories. Is it human nature that makes us so damn quick to judge?

I hate to pull out of the pages of scripture, but if one really wants to get down to the nit and grit, quoting from verses, why isn’t the following stated more often?

“Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” (1 Cor 6:2)

Proposition 8 is one topic that needs to be addressed. There are other areas of the world that have already “come to terms” with the whole “idea” of gay and lesbian unions. Internationally, Denmark was the first country to legalize same sex partnerships in 1989. It was only a few more years when Norway, Sweden, Iceland, and France followed in the same footsteps as Denmark. Later, in 2001 the first country to legalize same sex marriages was the Netherlands, followed by Belgium in 2003 and Spain in 2005. In Canada, the provinces of British Columbia and Ontario legalized same-sex marriages in 2003, with numerous other provinces following in 2004. By June 29, 2005, the Canadian parliament passed a bill legalizing gay marriages throughout the country. The countries that offer legal status, sometimes known as registered partnership, that confers most or all spousal rights to same-sex couples are the following: Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. The countries that offer a legal status, sometimes known as unregistered cohabitation, that confers certain spousal rights to same-sex couples (and, in some of these countries, unmarried opposite-sex couples): Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Hungary, Israel, New Zealand, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland.

Why does change have to be so hard for the world? 2008 we have been given the opportunity of change. Equal rights will only be achieved if your voices can be heard. One voice cannot change the world, but two can harmonize, a group can be a choir, and the masses can be the voices of change.

The late 50’s to the late 60’s were a period in American history when Americans stood together to change thoughts and ideas, what was being said and done, and what needed to change. It is time to join together and raise our hands in protest. Equal rights will only be achieved if your voices can be heard. My American friends I stand and support – you WILL have the rights that we all deserve.

Much Love and Light! Namasté.
XxGlammaxX.

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Enjoying a typical Saturday Nite

Courtesy of The Pammers, here’s a slight succession of what happens on a typical Saturday night at our place. We easily are entertained.