'There is no law requiring us to
put on a sad face this week,' Villegas said in a post on the Lingayen-Dagupan Archdiocese website on Sunday.
When I visited New York as a 20-year-old seaman in 1958, Congress passed an act requiring us to
have ID cards to prevent "communists".
The crucified body of Jesus proposes not that we keep theology out of politics, but that we think theology otherwise, by way of another paradigm, another theology, requiring us to
think of God otherwise, as an unconditional claim or solicitation without power, as a weak force or power of powerlessness, as opposed to the theology of omnipotence that underlies sovereignty.
They argued that Social Security was unconstitutional, that imposing it was taxation without representation, and that--here's my favorite part--"requiring us to
collect the tax is no different from requiring us to
collect the garbage."
Before and after September 11, activists have learned that the line between domestic and foreign policy is thinner than we thought, requiring us to
take on new strategies.
Day-to-day living has a way of requiring us to
be in many less-than-optimum situations.