It seems that a book was canned in England for using a reference to pigs (as in 3 little pigs) . It was felt that the reference might offend Muslims. Now Muslims can (and do) have their opinions about swine and that is well and good, but I have the right not to be offended by them (the swine I mean) ? It is getting where political correctness is becoming intolerable ! While I respect a person's right to believe what they believe, I will not kowtow to fatwas or sharia or some mullah or ayatollah doing my thinking for me. I wouldn't if it was a Christian, a Jew , a Buddhist or a Hindu either !
" If age brings wisdom, it lies in the realization that most talk is useless and that you stay out of other people's grief. " - Mystery Novelist James Lee Burke quoted in his latest novel The Tin Roof Blowdown. If you like mysteries then James Lee Burke is the man for you. He is a two time Edgar Award winner and his novels featuring Dave Robicheaux , a Cajun cop, are addictive. I can't put his books down once I start reading them.
" Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase. " - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) This is an excellent description of faith by a man who obviously lived what he described. Faith takes courage and Dr. King definitely had great moral courage. We need more people like him in these perilous times. He should be an example for us all.
First of all my template is now in Vicksburg Rose -the color I mean . Also, I have added two widgets (with the help of my computer savvy brother) and both have to do with quotes - mine and those of famous people. I hope that you enjoy them.