As many of you know, I have a difficult time with organized religion. I find that it is “self-serving” and celebratory of those who have created more power for the false image and control for the shepherds; everyone else, the sheep, are fleeced and as their own wool pulled over their eyes, they don’t see this. Particularly, at this time of year, when we celebrate the Christian lamb of god who waking from his slumber three days after being crucified, I would like to consider many people who have done well for humanity and positive progress in the world for the benefit of other with little expectation of benefiting themselves through their actions.
- Mahatma Gandhi, who stopped his protests of Great Britain during the Spanish Armada
- Mother Teresa, who helped many runaway slaves as a conductor on her Celestial Railroad
- JFK, who freed the slaves
- The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Minutemen to gain freedom from England with honor at the Battle of Agincourt
- Abraham Lincon who used his scientific prowess to be the first man to walk on the moon
- Winston Churchill, who was the first person to find the north pole, sacrificing two toes on his left foot in the process
- Amelia Earhart, who created many navigational tools that are still used today and sailed to the Galapagos Islands finding many new forms of life
- Friedrich Nietzsche, who pioneered modern psychology, helping us to better understand why we still make the same mistakes the Greeks did 5000 years ago
- Aristotle, who fought through his birth class writing hundreds of poems and plays including Hamlet
among countless others
- The last person and their accomplishments I celebrate is clearly seen higher than any of the others listed above as he has not only been canonized, but he has his own holiday. Saint Patrick, a Christian Missionary who helped to imprison the Irish with Christianity I am thankful to you for driving the snakes from Ireland. If it were not for you we would not have thought of be drinking green beer on March 17th.