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  • Fred shared from Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
    What the Romans could not understand was that this Jewish exceptionalism was not a matter of arrogance or pride. It was a direct commandment from a jealous God who tolerated no foreign presence in the land he had set aside for his chosen people. That is why, when the Jews first came to this land a thousand years earlier, God had decreed that they massacre every man, woman, and child they encountered, that they slaughter every ox, goat, and sheep they came across, that they burn every farm, every field, every crop, every living thing without exception so as to ensure that the land would belong...
    Note: Overlooked Bible history. Harsh.
  • Fred shared from Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan
    The Jesus that is uncovered in the process may not be the Jesus we expect; he certainly will not be the Jesus that most modern Christians would recognize. But in the end, he is the only Jesus that we can access by historical means. Everything else is a matter of faith.
    Note: Here we go.
  • Fred shared from Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 1) by Cheryl Strayed
         Sugar says:      “Let yourself be gutted. Let it open you. Start there.” “Acceptance is a small, quiet room.” “Nobody will protect you from your suffering.” “Be brave enough to break your own heart.” “Believe that the fairy tale is true.” “Inhabit the beauty that lives in your beastly body and strive to see the beauty in all the other beasts.” “Every last one of us can do better than give up.” “The only way out of a hole is to climb out.”
    Note: Good advice.
  • Fred shared from Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 1) by Cheryl Strayed
    Note: Finally made it to the end of Wild and like any outdoor adventure I'm sort of sorry that it's over. And it makes me want to get back to the AT.
  • Fred shared from Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 1) by Cheryl Strayed
    It was August 18. Her birthday. She’d have been fifty that day, if she’d lived. She didn’t live. She didn’t get to be fifty. She would never be fifty, I told myself as I walked under the cold and bright August sun. Be fifty, Mom. Be fucking fifty, I thought with increasing rage as I forged on. I couldn’t believe how furious I was at my mother for not being alive on her fiftieth birthday. I had the palpable urge to punch her in the mouth.
    Note: Powerful stuff. My heart goes out to my 2nd family.
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Fred Lugar