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eye of the beholder …

July 25, 2015



Not an essay.






What if the fetus wasn’t a baby forming  … but a bride? If you impregnated a woman, and someone whispered in your ear: you are witnessing a miracle. She is a bride. Would you wonder, “Is the voice referring to the fetus, or the pregnant female?” Maybe she is both.

*We think the Greek Orthodox may get this …




Several years ago I had a peculiar dream. It was right after I was aborted from the Greek Orthodox parish … and I was discerning on the purpose of this grand event: what the hell?! (Hell indeed). I was recovering in a bed in what looked like a room one might be in after surgery … a hospital type room. Suddenly I heard a deep … labored … breathing … course and growling, and I heard a dragging sound. I knew it was coming … down a short hall and into the room. Things turned dark, or so it seemed. Oh God! This thing is coming for me! and I thought I was going to be abducted—–somehow altered against my will. I felt alone, unable to move. Then it came into view—–a misshapen creature—–something of Weta’s Workshop … a  moving blob of no features, no arms, no feet—–something sinister.

I hollered  … once awake, I thought: what the hell?! Hell indeed.

Some time later, after time spent perusing this experience, I received its instruction. That heaving, slagging unrecognizable clump of clay was not evil coming to abduct me against my will; it was “man” coming … in need.


The dream scared the hell out of me——————–thank God.





Imagine … through the Arts—Gift of Knowledge and Understanding … what man can become …




Peace and Love



  1. opheliart permalink

    “You’re off to Great Places!
    Today is your day!
    Your mountain is waiting,
    So… get on your way!”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  2. opheliart permalink

    “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  3. opheliart permalink

    “So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  4. opheliart permalink

    “You’ll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You’ll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life’s a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  5. opheliart permalink

    “Oh the places you’ll go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of all.”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  6. opheliart permalink

    Today is your day.
    You’re off to Great Places!
    You’re off and away!”
    ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

  7. opheliart permalink

    NotAGolfer July 25, 2015 at 8:28 am
    We should do away with non-profit status altogether. None for churches, health agencies, advocacy groups. None for any. It is not right for people to be forced to subsidize, and/ or exempt from taxes, organizations that do things to which they are morally or even politically opposed. Almost every non-profit is political, and often politically divisive. Non-profits do not provide any more value to society than for-profit businesses (arguably much less), and their activities should not be tax free.


    actually, we agree on this … it seems fair

    • opheliart permalink

      if a team or partnering is opposed to rape … let them go deeper into the problem and get to the ROOT of:

      a man raping a ten-yr-old in a community that doesn’t seem fit to protect her, or her life as she struggles to give birth

      the reasons MEN AND women abort growing life … find ways to discourage what promotes this

      our example is to BECOME something more than self … as “loving neighbor as self” is the crux of this part in the verse, but one cannot LOVE in this ETERNAL WELL if one does not take proper care of self … and what is WITHIN this … and children are our examples—what we cherish and raise or grow … up to a point, and not overprotecting, but there is a great need for AWARENESS

      • opheliart permalink

        there are lots of DEMANDS in the public arena—religious-political—but seldom to see or feature the cross … in the manner intended

        nuns with signs opposing abortions—demands what? hey, look at me—a celibate of “higher calling” … more like a whore for the institution’s theology … which runs way short in UNDERSTANDING

        evangelizing has been turned into a creepy, insensitive, patriarchal-dominated rah-rah organization replete with bullhorn and politics worn on the sleeve …

      • opheliart permalink

        women desiring to grow physically stronger is no surprise … sports, politics, positions of authority and …
        in this was also the NEED to protect self! man and his organizations were NOT protecting her, a “smaller” more quiet person … they TOOK ADVANTAGE OF HER … even using her gender and ability to have sex or be sexy to create lusts … greed … making money off of her in every way they could possibly make money off of her! they prostituted her … even in the convents! … oh yes … and in her vulnerable state—pregnancy—they abused her and found ways to demean, degrade and sell her to the highest bidder …

        children are of these same dangers … why is mankind permitted this?

        the word ‘discrimination’ really has no meaning anymore … insensitive, indecent, odious, demeaning, degrading … we can describe the insults and offenses in better ways—yes?

  8. opheliart permalink

    again, we post on spain’s stolen babies—-WHAT AN INDECENT, INHUMAN ACT! what theology permits such crimes?

    even if some of these women were unwed mothers … WHY NOT HELP HER GROW? OR MAKE LAW THAT MALE ALSO BE RESPONSIBLE? because this “ideology” demands the poor remain poor … they make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    • opheliart permalink

      when I read a few years ago about this regime—300,000 babies—I had this really awful feeling that they had hired men to go out and rape young women … to build them their numbers 😦

  9. opheliart permalink

    Are people doing what they say they do? are they really true to that “morality” they put out to the world?

    they decide on “what is moral—devise their own commands on this” …
    ah, yes … anything can appear moral if advertised in a manner that demands one egress … but what if there is more to the story on matters of morality and ethics, but man cannot see this because his ads convince him of the rightness of his ways? and others are more or less expected to agree?
    what if the diseases of man have everything to do with his inability, or … ignorance … or, insistence on his ways … because he cannot bear to HEAR the truth … he refuses to hear it … because it would be tearing down his righteousness—his rightness … his mandates and his missions? and he can’t have that—can he?

    what if the REALITY OF LIFE is beyond his attention span … his mindset … his educational framework … and he is unwilling to give any of it up to HEAR this Reality?

  10. opheliart permalink

    given the vatican’s desire to tell the world what should be and what shouldn’t be … maybe they would like to share some of their knowledge about the meth trade

  11. opheliart permalink

    a while back someone told me about a roman catholic priest, a priest making a name (and money) for himself … selling new age product/lifestyle … but also he was known for telling pregnant women who had come to him about getting an abortion that it was their conscience—up to them (was there something in place to assist pregnant female either way in this very big decision? did he ask about the ‘dad’?) … he, a gay man, thinking his voice in this was ‘of the times’ and a way to get himself and his members out of rc mindset on this hot topic … until one day, a woman came to him telling him she was pregnant, asking him what she should do … but she was secretly recording his response … to catch him in the act.

    I recall the person telling me this with anger—the bad woman—the deceiver! but never in his reaction did he show any concern for those pregnant women that came before—the ones in need—the ones actually pregnant … or that gay priest seemed to not care as his business of selling new age product/lifestyle was the more important.

    • opheliart permalink

      what we see in this priest was a man wearing the cloth of a dynasty claiming Christ (and absolute authority on God)—(franciscan, too)—running his own business that wasn’t addressing the demands of the day … with an insensitivity toward the fact that HE was the one deceiving by pretending to be something he is not

      how many priests and pastors wear robes claiming Christ, or claiming to be THE CHURCH of the Writings, or in the case of this priest—pretending to follow a saintly FRANCIS—but are in it for themselves, and are in denial of this?

      last I heard, the priest has cancer.

      • opheliart permalink

        to add:

        all people supporting–paying into—pushing this JESUIT PRIEST claiming FRANCIS (Assisi), who are not actually DOING or LOOKING FOR THE MEANS TO DO like Francis@Assisi (and we don’t mean building more rc orders, but finding and SERVING those in need) … AND THIS INCLUDES THE ENTIRE SYSTEM—HIERARCHY AND ALL—is no different from the story we just shared about the rc priest

        *and be aware that Francis was just a man, a man who never became a roman catholic priest

  12. opheliart permalink

    remember … THE PROPHET is among the people—going where there is a need, and if the people refuse {this} … the dust is kicked off (highly symbolic). Prophet shows no partiality, but is aware of man’s refusal—his denial … people are not forced in this—-do you understand?

    Jesus as prophet was elite in his UNDERSTANDING, but was not an elitist. He did not surround himself with ONLY those who thought like him—as no one did 🙂 … as they did not have this KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING … but those who stayed with him and were WILLING to follow that they might RECEIVE the GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT … did receive and grew in {this}.

    • opheliart permalink

      I continue to read things like:

      because there is no god democracy rules … okay, atheists … you will get exactly what you believe

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    For many years now I have read the battles between the camps on abortion—even those standing in the middle—that long way to tipperary …
    and so small is the COMPASSION AND THE UNDERSTANDING IN ALL OF THIS … or WHAT it might mean? does anyone bother to ask why? for what purpose? and look at the systems of belief on the female! does mankind understand the significance of BODY and SOUL? we think not

    if man cannot and will not see to the greater NEEDS OF THIS DAY … the dust will indeed be kicked and he shall know what it feels like to hurt! to be in agony … but hey, remember, it was his choice

    • opheliart permalink

      take care that you not lose the children …

  14. opheliart permalink

    who pays for the lifestyle of the roman catholic priest wearing robes of the franciscan running his new age money-making outfit … or any person of an order-religion-denomination-cult-regime-business claiming one thing or another?


    how many like this are out there that you disagree with but are having to pay for because …

    where are your LAWMAKERS-REPRESENTATIVES-POLITICIANS sitting (which side or none, but sitting complacently) while your time and money go where?

    • opheliart permalink

      you see one of the reasons why pope fran is pushing his peace pop … and why those backing him look the other way on the crimes …

      do not be so naive

      should we all pay for the ignorance and dishonesty of cults/cultures refusing to move and grow? should we all suffer because of mindset that serves its own before it can ever consider SERVING THOSE NOT LIKE IT?

      • opheliart permalink

        but it’s not just churches is it … ?

        there are some things we can agree on … roads need attention … hospitals are needed (but what are the theologies of these—the morals and ethics?) … and so on … but is SOCIETY solving its bigger issues through RELIGION OR RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS?

        Where is all the money going and for what?

        continuing to feed a family where the parents refuse to stop popping out babies is doing what? there are strong arguments against these charitable organizations—yes? the problems never seem to go away, do they? nor will they …


  15. opheliart permalink

    I knew a woman and her husband and family (through their oldest child a friend of my oldest) … struggling … a church organization moved them from down south to way north … a history of suicide and attempted suicide in the family, drugs, alcohol and various other disabilities … and the babies kept coming … six kids, some with various food allergies … and some with other needs … then more house moves … then the parents lost all the kids (the oldest forced out to fend for herself) …

    a few months ago I learned that the oldest found her mom … dead—a messy suicide … suicide, like her own dad.

    the SYSTEM failed her.

    • opheliart permalink

      so dear ones … whether claiming belief in a god or not … democrat or republican … south or north … west or

      • opheliart permalink

        east … it is time now for mankind to realize his maladies, his mindset … his motives … his fortunes … and ask: why am I here? what’s it all for?
        how can anyone go through life not realizing WHAT IS of supreme kind? this includes those of parishes and … who divest truth for statutory ways and means


        I have not even really gotten started yet … because I … WE … are waiting …

        Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper, 21for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk. 22What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.…

        it would not be wise for me to take in EAST before another …

  16. opheliart permalink

    of course they would create an image of HALF MAN … 🙂

    religionists … if they only knew

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