"What stupid, completely inconsequential corner of the universe are you taking far too seriously right now such that your deathbed self is burning a hole in you with its gaze across space & time?" – Shozan Jack Haubner Photo credit: "Gazing," Tricia Hall, 2010.
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… but I suppose the answer is “Yes, I will have to write on this subject again, just as I have before.” This time around, I am writing in response to what Patheos rather breathlessly describes as a "constitutional horror": Justice Thomas' assertion that, the "establishment" clause notwithstanding, States still have the right to designate certain religious / denominations as "official". As usual, and as is customary with all matters religious when people are given a breadth of audience that far exceeds their depth of knowledge, the hysteria is altogether overblown and unnecessary, due to an absence of working knowledge about the history of the subject – in this case, the interpretation of the “establishment” clause of the First Amendment. The whole point of what follows is a matter
To what shall I liken the world? Moonlight, reflected In dewdrops, Shaken from a crane's bill. — Dogen What are you noticing about impermanence? ... for Mindful Monday ... Source: Heine, Steven. The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace. Dharma Communications Press. 2005. Photo credit: "Crane," stephanie carter, 2006.