The grandchildren of Nazis don’t drive cars with swastika bumper stickers or fly it in their yards. Yet in the US all the Confederate symbols still abound. Why? Because America never honestly faced our past with our version of Denazification. It’s time. It wasn’t enough to merely denazify. Germany, and Germans, had to be confronted with their horrors. It is time to strip the “legacy” of slavery to its essential horror. Repeat and repeat until we engage every American with our terrible history. Only when even the idea of some pickup truck proudly brandishing a Confederate flag will seem as unthinkably ludicrous as a bumper-sticker proclaiming child rape- will we know America has turned to truth, honor and hope. What any culture finds unthinkable defines it.
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I have traveled a similar path as yours, mine went from Catholicism to Mormonism and beyond, then culminating in 35 years of complete silence because my beliefs about God and life are as ‘absurd’ as yours – only I have no one to share them with. You are the first person that I’ve found to confirm my unfounded personal perceptions about God and Jesus and humanity. You have given me hope that maybe I will find others out there like us. I have been so completely alone on this path that I have choosen. Thank you for realizing your truths and speaking them so boldly. I am a writer, poet and artist also, but I have no connections, no church, no notoriety or degrees, and no outlets for my beliefs and desires, and I’m not young anymore. I just ordered your Atheist/Christian book. I hope it helps me. Thank you for being real.