Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Philosophy of the Progressive Human

There are times in our lives when we feel that we are obligated to speak out against injustice, ignorance, oppression and similar social ills. The objective of this blog is to provide an outlet for a community of like-minded individuals where they can show a decidedly progressive side of human behavior that rises above the all too common examples of greed, stupidity, bigotry and selfishness that seems to be alive and flourishing in our society.

As members of the admittedly flawed human race, we authors and editors are not above certain levels of hypocrisy and even a tolerable amount of judgmental name calling. Justification can be found in our desire to enlighten the unenlightened and draw attention to people or situations where the simple concept of "Treat others as you would have others treat you" seems to be completely absent.

Some individuals maintain that it is their inalienable right to speak their minds because we live in a free society that prides itself in freedom of speech and freedom of thought, and we are not saying that the Philistines, right-wing religious nuts and Republicans shouldn't have their say... The only thing we ask is that any rebuttals or reactive comments be issued in an intelligent and thoughtful manner. :)

Having stated the basic concepts powering this blog, I leave you with the topic of the upcoming post for the Progressive Humans:

"The Muslims are Coming - A Guide to Inclusive Behavior"

1 comment:

  1. Tom, there's no way to begin a new thread, so let me add a thought here....

    Another envelope requesting aid when I went to church today. This one to buy food cards for hungry people. And, monthly, money requested for the Deacon’s Fund. And there were stacks of food—requested items—at the altar to support Providence House and House of Hope. And, periodically, a parishioner rises to ask for support of orphans, a particular disease or similar cause.

    All are worthy causes. I can’t find a reason not to support any of them, but I’m being nickel-and-dimed every Sunday. What I’m asking for is help in sorting through these charitable causes. I can’t find Providence House or House of Hope on the Internet. Do they have Web sites? Do they file financial reports as 501(c)3 organizations?

    How about this? Could members on the Board of Directors evaluate and clarify the particular charitable organizations selected, whether we’re meeting their needs, if our attention is best focused among these groups, and how our work with them can be expanded?