Missed an important birthday on October 2nd. So - Happy Birthday, Dear Ghandi, Happy Birthday To You.....
And to top it off I am shamelessly borrowing some Ghandi tidbits from a friend's blog (and I am fairly sure she borrowed them from someone else's blog) but truthfully, I'd be delighted if *every* blog borrowed these thoughts and reprinted them until everyone has the chance to read and ponder their meaning:
"Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity:
Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Science without Humanity
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
Commerce without Morality
Worship without Sacrifice"
What better way to sum up the worse of America at this point in history?
Wall Street bankers making millions with Naked Short Selling
College students buying term papers off the net, and presenting the work as their own
The ever-increasing number of politicians of both parties who are caught "hiking the Appalachian Trail", with children and mistresses and under-the-table payments to both or either.
Increasing claims between religious denominations as to which is the Truth or which is more spiritually correct than the other, while at the same time so obviously none are the truth nor spiritual
"Spiritually perilous to humanity".
As America goes, so goes the world.