Believe What You Like But Know What You Must

People are free to be consumed with contemplating their existence, their origins, the origins of the universe, supreme beings, controllers of destiny or anything else. But solving "the Great Mystery" is neither a requirement of being Ohnkwe Ohnwe nor does it provide a path to righteousness. I maintain that spirituality does not require faith or the leaps that faith requires but rather awareness. If it helps to believe that "God has a plan" and we just must have faith that "He" knows what "He" is doing, then walk that path. My interest is in taking the mystery out of life by pointing to the obvious that is ignored everyday in the midst of fanatical ideology and the sometimes not too subtle influences of promoting beliefs over knowledge. I have said it before: “beliefs are what you are told, knowledge is what you experience”. I support a culture that prepares us to receive knowledge and to live a life with purpose. I am certainly not suggesting there is only one way to do that.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Apology Offered by Partner in a Prominent Law Firm that Specializes in "Indian Law"

A partner in the prominent "Indian Country" law firm, Dewey, Cheatum and Howe(sorry Car Talk guys), offered his apology after posting an offensive commentary of a Traditional Opening that was offered at a memorial service to the American people in Tucson last week. Paul N. Admiredjackoff, who writes on, apologized for biting the hand that feeds him. Mr. Admiredjackoff said, "I had no idea that telling people how I really feel about pagan rituals would offend anyone. How could I know? I come from a city that has a professional football team called the Redskins and I'll have you know I support these Redskins faithfully". He went on to express his sincere regret for causing any problems for his partners and offered his hope that any clients who would be considering dropping his firm would "grow a pair and face the facts that you are better off with us on your side than against you". A statement from Dewey, Cheatum and Howe also expressed regret for Mr. Admiredjackoff's comments. The statement reads; "It has never been the policy of this firm to say the type of things, Mr. Admiredjackoff has taken responsibility for, in public". The firm also expressed their sincere hope that, "Everyone can just forget about all this nonsense and get back to restoring Indians back to their rightful place as tools for the gaming industry".

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