The Confessions

In a Land that is not THEIRS!   How could there ever be pride even in the concept of origin, as if my explanation is better than yours.  As if anyone even knew.

The Lost

The second Creation:  Contrary to the belief of millions who have read the King James bible, the line does not mean  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  What the Hebrew literally says is, In the beginning OF, God created the heavens and the earth…  

How did Noah’s wife compare to Lot’s wife?  Or how did he compare to her ancestor, Cain?  When Noah’s wife had a head start, like Cain never had.  So was it abou life in a relative or a universal world?

Were the commandment the basis of strict liability, under the Law.  Like an animal dog bite case, where the owner of the animal was strictly liable whatever the circumstance.

What about history?  In trying to comprehend the depth of the bounty of Jesus the Lord, with all the history that he was born into — all the Hebrew history — “I am rich. You’ve given me your name.”   

To start all over each morning, with numbness?  As if nothing had ever happened the day before.  Was the affect of the Commandments a basis of universal strict liability?  When you were born into these commandments and had a history to rely on, unlike underneath the theology of Augustine?

To make history a heroic character.  Getting across time, with power and dominion…And BONDS which came from stories.

Was it the cheap way out to explain the human condition to all the world with the “Original Sin” dogma. To explain the easy way.

The bishop of Alexandria trying to explain “baptism” in his autobiography.   He did not believe in relationships?  In his problem with women?  in “The Confessions.”  As if his story wa a universal one, as the Christian world began ignoring the stories, contrary to the belief in story, of the Hebrew Bible.  Did Augustine feel disconnected to the Jews?  Was Augustine operating in ignorance or was he just an insensitive guy?

The personal transformations in the movement in the story, reduplicating Truth, in the dénouement of the story.  In the shame of Augustine, about what he had once done.  Like Eve, like Cain?  What about the innocent in the story of his crimes?  Like the women?

Like a monetary policy that steals your savings so slowly, Rebecca, over the lost power at home? The innocent in the story was in Esau?  So we were all left with the thinking of Augustine about original sin?  I was not as unencumbered as Peter, James and John, but by the new power of the Church of Rome.  By Augustine’s concept of beginnings.

To be isolated to pray.  How did Noah’s wife handle being all alone?  When she was the only survivor from her family, how would she and her three sons ever connect to their new homeland?   Would they?   In all the world.  

With The New York Times own xenophobia about the past.

DUBLIN — In Ireland, ancestry means everything. In May this fact confronted 22-year-old Una-Minh Kavanagh on the streets of Dublin. Una-Minh is a woman who was adopted from her native Vietnam when she was just six weeks old. by an Irish woman. As a result, Una-Minh is thoroughly Irish, David Conrad believes, down to her thick County Kerry accent and her mastery of the Irish language which only ten percent of the country speaks fluently.

Last year, media attention spurred the country’s transportation minister, Leo Varadkar, to eventually call for the immediate removal of the green lights placed on top of cabs by Dublin taxi drivers, as well as the bumpers stickers “surreptitiously” informing prospective customers of their Irish origins – as opposed to the increasing number of foreign-born Irish drivers. The transportation minister declared the drivers’ actions to be “inherently racist” and “xenophobic.” In a June report, the Dublin think tank Economic and Social Research Institute found that in a 2010 poll of 2,000 people that 22 percent of Irish nationals thought that immigrants from “poor non-E.U. countries” should not be allowed into Ireland, up from 6 percent in a 2002 poll. Isn’t it funny what challenging economics times could do to opinion? This sample allegedly reveals immigration views in Ireland to be among the most negative in the EU,though no actual comparison was offered by David Conrad to support his opinion. In August, the nonprofit Immigrant Council of Ireland was reportedly fielding five times “as many” reports of “serious racist incidents” than from a year ago — from the four per month average in 2012 to more than 50 incidents in the previous ten weeks. Spin doctor Jerry O’Connor opined this less a reflection of rising racism per se, rather “people are simply feeling more comfortable speaking up about it.”
Ireland, like the rest of the world, has changed dramatically with the rise in global migration. Seventeen percent of Irish citizens were born outside of the country, though the Irish government has been markedly slow – politically, socially and legally – to recognize foreign-born citizens as fellow Irish men and women.

For a nation that knows well the tribulations faced by immigrants battling for social acceptance, more revealing, David Conrad writes, than the Una-Minh Kavanagh incident is how Irish citizenship is defined. Irish immigrants, or “citizens of Ireland not born on the island” cannot automatically confer citizenship to their children. (The imprecise use of language would suggest that he is including the citizens of the Unite Kingdom in his opinion piece. ) A child born in Ireland is not entitled to citizenship unless at least one of his or her parents or grandparents was an Irish citizen and was born in Ireland. The law came under public scrutiny last May as a resident Chinese couple’s three-year-old daughter born in Ireland was denied re-entry after a visit to her grandparents in China, though she did ultimately return). It is hard to imagine in the post- September 11th world for Conrad, how equality can be attained when people born on the island to migrant parents do not have an automatic right to citizenship, while third-generation Irish-Americans are frequently granted citizenship rights based solely on their distant ancestral connection. To an increasing number of Irish people – immigrants and the children of immigrants – Irish ancestry remains painfully elusive.

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  1. paperlessworld on

    What have you done to this son? To start all over each morning, with numbness? As if nothing had ever happened the day before?

    What has this son done to you and your Image of creation? In a Land that is not theirs.

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