If you're invested in security and certainty, you are on the wrong planet. — Pema Chödrön What are you noticing about the degree to which you desire security and certainty? ... for Mindful Monday ... Photo credit: "Astronomers image lowest-mass exoplanet around a sun-like star," NASA Goddard Space Flight Center," 2013.
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A very modest short-range extrapolation of recent events makes it quite reasonable to predict that, in the near future, France’s zeal to stand athwart the supposed Saracen tide ostensibly menacing European civilization will lead the French Senate and National Assembly to punish Muslim women who refuse to remove their burka-like beach- and swimwear by deporting them to some small, Third World country. But even if that possibility never materializes, the whole burkini prohibition does illustrate the difference between religious liberty as it exists in the US and as it exists in France, and in the process exemplifies the differences the European Enlightenment assumed in both places. It should also caution us left-wingers / progressives that, when conservative evangelical Christians critique “