Just because we don't agree doesn't mean either one of us is right or wrong.
If we try your method first and it fails, then it's time to try a different method.
Education the natural process of life.
Always strive to get an education and never rely on what others consider to be an acceptable education for any aspect of your life.
A herb is a plant that is valued for flavor, scent, or other qualities.
Herbs are used in cooking, as medicines, and for spiritual purposes.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Arkansas Constitution Article II, section 25.

Arkansas Constitution
Article II, section 25.
Religion, morality and knowledge being essential to good government, the General Assembly shall enact suitable laws to protect every religious denomination in the peaceable enjoyment of its own mode of public worship.
I stated I'd write a blog on this, this morning. Today while I was at work I considered how and what I felt I should say about my states constitution, so I'll start from the beginning and hope I don't offend anyone with my ramblings.
This is a subject that is difficult to define for the simple reason that everyones concept is different. This doesn't mean our different concepts are wrong, it just means we see our individual beliefs in different perspective.
As an example I claim to be a realist and a disillusioned Baptist, I am an ordained minister but will not lie to myself or anyone else by claiming to be a Christian. 
My beliefs of religion is a more tangible concept in my opinion. Some people have called me agnostic for having an Earth based belief, I consider it to be closer to the native American Indians. I occasionally read scripture, not as often as I probably should. The Bible is a excellent guidebook for everyone even if they may not believe in a supreme being or God as the creator of our world. So far there is no law that says I have to believe in God to enjoy reading the Bible. Nor is there a law that says I have to understand the beliefs of others to learn from them. 
An Earth based concept for me means the Earth we call home has been kind enough to provide us with what we need to sustain life and survive. It has provided us with the ability to discover and learn. In our quest for knowledge we also have an obligation to the Earth to only use what we need to continue the existence of our species. As a species we must commend ourselves for the advances that have been made in our history, but we do not have the right to abuse these advances if they are destroying the world we call home.
In some ways my beliefs are a complete opposite of the Amish community. This community refrains from the advances of modern technology for a simpler life of hard work and a cleaner lifestyle. They are more open to accept the advances of modern medicines and the advances made in that field. Where I am on the other side of this lifestyle. I'm all for the advances of modern technology, but believe the use of chemicals as a source of medicine on a daily basis to violate the laws of nature. This belief extends to the foods we consume also. 
Now this is something that is somewhat easier for me to comprehend and associate with. Morally if you are so sure of being right about your concepts and ideas, you have obligated yourself into the position of being responsible for the damages and deaths associated with what you believe everyone should accept as the right concept.
As I said earlier we were gifted with the ability to discover and learn. So knowledge is gained by our experiences in life. Ignoring what we have discovered as being a successful idea is not using the knowledge we have gained from our experiences.

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