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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

"National Prayer Day and counting..." 'Bettejo Dux' (Vintage Bettejo)

Bettejo Dux has lived on the cosmic Garden
 Island of Kaua'i for over 40 years.

Bettejo is a regular opinion writer in the Garden Island news
 and is the author of the famed novella, "The Scam." 
 Her latest fiction"Children of extinction"
 is now  released and available on Amazon!
Bettejo at 84 years young taking time
 out of her busy day for one of many
scheduled book signings.
National Prayer Day and counting

Bettejo at the Martin Luther King Jr.
festivities at Kukui Grove back in 2013

National Prayer Day and counting.

 This could go on forever. I would suggest those interested in this never-ending debacle, find and watch the Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair 90 minute debate in Toronto, November 2010. Look for Christopher Hitchens and Tony Blair, BBC News and Munk Debate, "Be it resolved religion is a force for good in the world." If you know the Hitch, you'll know what side he's on. I won't give the winner of the debate away. 
Check it out on YouTube

Kimo, those that prey together, stay together. Don'cha get it? I don't think us non believers do the wish trip. Anyway, I don't bow my head or shut my eyes. I commune with others in the flock. 

Also interested in Arthur Hernandez statement, "I heard many people who elevated themselves in a very high level in the tree of knowledge..." Isn't that a slap in the face? According to the Garden of Eden story, the head honcho forbid Adam and Eve from eating thereof. The tree of knowledge? Interesting metaphor. 

Me, as a devout non believer, I munch on the leaves of reason. I just heard from Jim Jung, spoke with Monroe Richman, and love Kimo. May the world be filled with more and more human beings like them. Like me, too? 

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KimoRosen said...

Love your last paragraph! paraphrasing, Yes the world needs more people like us!   P.S. Great Letter in today's TGI-Religion should be a private thing

Why are we having multiple in-depth articles on religion in The Garden Island? Why the insistence on public praying? The mayor’s prayer breakfast, the national prayer day, etc etc. There are many different religions and even different factions in the same religion. Some adhere to the conviction that they have the only true religion. Some will go door to door to try to steal you away from your current religion or if you don’t have one tell you about theirs as if you just arrived from Mars and hadn’t ever heard any of it before. While some religions are more tolerant than others, many have caused strife, suffering, wars and death. Some call others sinners for being born with hormones that don’t match theirs. Religion can and has caused good as well. Yet it is divisive and should be private, not splashed all over our paper. The last thing I want to see when going through the news is a picture of someone seemingly possessed with their arm up, eyes closed and looking heavenward in dramatic prayer. Is this necessary? Please keep it out of the paper or keep it to a short mention.
Paulo Tambolo
Wailua Homesteads

Sam Uel Clemens said...

Christopher Hitchens was fantastic! He had the most impressive lexicon, but he often also came off a bit too harsh. Of the "Four Horsemen," he was my least favorite, but also my favorite. Yes, I know, that didn't make very much sense. I guess it's a love/hate thing.
Anyway, that debate is a great one, among many others that can be found on YouTube.

Harmony Bentosino said...

I saw the debate. I don't think we need a winner because the Unitarian Church brings together secularists & people of faith who agree to disagree & work together to create a better world.

Anonymous said...

Harmony, sounds like a cool church!

Anonymous said...

What I find is so funny, yet annoying, is that most of the people complaining about the over-crowding visitors, were once visitors themselves and have become a worse problem by staying here and taking up all the formerly affordable housing to the detriment of us B&R kama'aina. And then these longer term transplants in their false PC manner verbally, not actively, patronize us. "Oh, we must protect the aina!" South Park's "Going Native" episode is a perfect description of you! "South Park Kama'aina"