I was 12 when 9/11 happened. I have only a few memories, and they are not very meaningful, so when I began to prepare yesterday for this morning’s radio show, I resolved to spend the entire two hours remembering September 11, 2001 partly for myself. During the show, I spent time recounting the events of 9/11 and sharing stories of some of the heroes, some familiar and some not. . .
If a slave owner clothes, feeds, and provides for all the basic physical needs of his slave, do you still have a problem with slavery? If a slave owner does not beat or otherwise grossly mistreat his slave, do you still have a problem with slavery? If a slave willingly placed himself and his descendants under the ownership of another, do you still have a problem with slavery? If a slave owner promises to care for the slave once the slave is too old to work, do you still have a problem with slavery?
Maybe we should send some of our South Carolina lawmakers a stethoscope or invite them to take the time to listen to the sound of a human heart on any heart monitor. . . The human heartbeat is ubiquitous . . it comes at us from every corner of life pointing to both the fact and the value of human life.
Sadly, my male friends on Facebook began to share memes back and forth about a recent movie, a movie with a good story line and actually relatively clean. However, the main character, an attractive female actress, was scantily clad in much of the movie and in most of the movie promos. Even sadder, many of my dad friends on social media shared memes of this attractive, barely dressed female with many a joke about how they looked forward to taking their daughters and sons to see the movie.