-Are you a God?
- they asked the Buddha.
- No.
- Are you an angel, then?
- No.
- A saint?
- No.
- Then what are you?


"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure of
the universe"-Albert Einstein-

Om Mani Padme Hum

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Matthew 7 1-6

1. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The American Civil War Was not A Civil War

Just reading an article online was the last straw. The American Civil War, what everybody seems to call it, WAS NOT a civil war, like the Revolutionary War before it, it was a war of secession. A civil war is one in which the rebels or patriots, (depending on your point of view), seize, or attempt to seize, the existing government. A war of secession is when they leave the existing government, and start their own. To keep calling it a civil war is ridiculous. Reading anything, newspapers, books, all talk about the secession of the southern states, they set up their own government, their own President, their own army. Thus was clearly a war of secession and not a civil war.

Article on secession from the Encyclopaedia Britannica

Lee Murray


  1. Interesting post. All I can say is good luck trying to change 100+ years of tradition.

  2. I know. I was reading the article and just had to say something. I've used the words, looking over at my bookcase I can easily see two titles using "Civil War" but that doesn't make it correct. Common though.