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Education, passivity and God's plan for humanity

I was rather interested in Michel de Verteuil’s comment (in: Let All the Peoples Praise Him: Lectio Divina and the Psalms) that

because of the insights of great educators like Paulo Freire, we are conscious that the education system encourages passivity; it frustrates God’s plan for humanity.

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Random Thoughts

Courtesy of Elephant Journal | 5 Reasons We Ought to Tell People Off when we’re Angry

We live in a gloves-on society.

We can sue someone for spilling coffee, call the cops when our neighbor plays music too loudly, but Bob forbid we tell a coworker “I find you annoying.” 954 more words

Passivity is a Thief of Destiny

Passivity is a thief of destiny. Passivity is blinded to the urgency for action. Passivity says, “Tomorrow will do.” Passivity robs vision of urgency. Without urgency, necessity slumbers. 141 more words

My Journey

We're Born Alone, We Live Alone, We Die Alone.

“Loneliness is about the scariest thing out there”~Joss Whedon

I was feeling deeply alone some days ago. I was away from my family and my love ones and had to face hard situations. 1,096 more words


Lessons from Apartheid. Will we learn?

At a recent class reunion here in South Africa, we were reminiscing about the bad apartheid days in Medical School. It is difficult to imagine, today, the evil conditions under which those not privileged to be clothed in a white skin had to suffer. 622 more words

Christian Action

the fear.

i have fear that my Gift Horse is one of those who (maybe even fervently) believes in what one of my sex manuals calls The Fantasy of Love and Commitment. 335 more words

Notes for a cultural politics and a political culture - 25 subversive ideas

This article by the British children’s author, Michael Rosen, is marginally off-topic but I believe it should be read by everyone in light of what’s happening in the UK and around the planet. 747 more words