The Diametrical Character of Current CultureMy paternal family is among millions of South African families today practicing both tradition and Christianity. Although I was a love child, my parents got married when I was seven years old. Some years later, I would reunite with them in Pietermaritzburg where in keeping with tradition, my mother and I had to live with my paternal family for some time after they wed.
Obviously, some filthy minded child molester only interested in self gratification with absolutely no regard for others doesn’t care if he leaves an undeserved stain on the Wiccan community. Hey, he doesn’t care if he damages children for life, why should he care about the collective reputation of Wiccans? But knowing that there are opportunists who lie in wait just for these rare instances so they can point self righteous fingers at Wiccans and shout, “Aha! We said they were evil, and we were right!” doesn’t make this story any easier to take. I’ve even read one rabid atheists blog in which this very story was an excuse to ‘prove’ that all religions, including Wicca, result in terrible atrocities (as if outlawing religion would eliminate sex crimes)..
On November 29, 1863, Francis Carpenter wrote in his diary that he had the idea of painting a picture commemorative of the First Reading in Cabinet council of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Lincoln. It was to be a fitting tribute memorializing what he considered to be among the most monumental events in human history the moment that President Lincoln first read his carefully crafted Proclamation aloud in a meeting with his Cabinet sometime in 1862. Representative Schuyler Colfax of Indiana to approach Lincoln and secure the President assent.
If you’re in your late 30s, you are a little less than half as fertile as you were in your early 20s. Talk to your doctor about your age and your baby making odds so you aren’t caught off guard. Men should keep this in mind, too. Amid demographic changes reshaping New Jersey’s student population, new research from the UCLA Civil Rights Project makes clear that the state has made little, if any, progress toward reducing the segregation of Black and Hispanic students in the state’s schools. More than one quarter of New Jersey Black students attend schools where less than 1 percent of students are white, and the number of Hispanic students attending these “apartheid schools” has doubled since 1989, and continues to increase. The large majority of Black and Latino students attend schools doubly segregated by both race and income.