blogging and being involved in it actively is that I’m forced to read divergent opinions. Yesterday was a classic example of this as it was the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I had an opportunity to visit many blogs that were discussing it, some open minded, some closed on both sides of the issue.
Of course, it comes at a price. I had a person from 188.8.131.52 leave the same question on this site several times, “So, I guess you’re saying that God wants you to hate New Orleans. Odd.” I suppose the person had linked here via Lone Star Times but I’ve no idea what the question meant. I had to temporarily block the ip because they kept asking after I deleted the comment.
If I had a reference point, I would have answered it. No, God doesn’t want me or anyone else to hate New Orleans. Or more specifically, the people there. I’m pretty sure that a loving, just God isn’t too pleased with either side’s hyperbole about the situation.
Anyway, while browsing around, I came upon this blog, Howie Luvzus. I think it is written by a theology professor that lives and teaches in New Orleans. He has some pretty good stories, reminds me much of Brennan Manning’s work. I noticed this morning that he posted about the little dust up yesterday between bloggers on the Katrina issue.
Had a great evening with SU, we moved our date to last night in order to spend time tonight with 2 before she leaves for Italy. I wish 2 would let us into her world and help her but apparently, it isn’t going to happen before she leaves. I’ll just pray and ask God to protect her.
I posed a question on Lone Star Times this morning about today’s scheduled execution of Kenneth Foster, Jr. This one bothers me a lot. I’ve no philosophical or religious objection to the death penalty but I don’t think that it can be implemented fairly and it certainly isn’t cost effective. But this one not only includes the element of race that is prevalent in executions, the guy didn’t actually kill anyone.
That’s right; he’s being executed because he was the driver of the car. He’s not a nice person and he needs to be locked away given his record. But executing him for being an accomplice? I don’t like that and think it is bad law. But then again, I don’t want Kenneth Foster, Jr. to ever be released back into society to rob, rape or kill someone, which he will do if released.
Stopped on the way into the plantation today to take some pics of the sunrise.