Tag Archives: #MeToo

Virgin Mary — The Patron Saint Of #MeToo.

by Anura Guruge

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Click to access this post from last year where I talk about how God had to have violated Free Will when he put Jesus on Earth.

A friend of mine by sending me a detailed exposition of ‘Determinism’ got me thinking about ‘Free Will’ again.

As I talked about in this post, I firmly believe that God violated ‘Free Will’ when he gave ‘us’ Jesus without ever consulting any of us — NOT even (poor) Mary.

And that got me thinking. Poor Mary. She had NO choice. She was NOT given a chance to say ‘No’!

Wow. How times have changed?

But, we don’t bring this up. It should be.

But, I am an equal opportunity skeptic. I was brought up a DEVOUT Buddhist by my adoptive parents — my adoptive father a big muckety-muck in International Buddhist circles.

As a child I was brought up to think what an amazing person Gautama Buddha was. Then, in my 40s, as a DIVORCED dad of two, I suddenly realized something. Gautama Buddha was a Deadbeat Dad! He abandoned his 1-day old son and snuck away at night with a male servant. They never heard from him for 7-years. Classic Deadbeat Dad. Buddhists get very mad at me when I bring this up. But, it has to be said.

So ….

Why do we cut slack?

And that then brings up …

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by Anura Guruge

“Big Apple Circus” “Grandma”, Barry Lubin Resigns Over Sexual Misconduct (#MeToo!).

by Anura Guruge

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This is pretty incredible, shocking and sad.

We are real familiar with ‘Grandma’ & the ‘Big Apple Circus‘.

Before we started going to ‘Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus‘, on an annual basis, until they shut up shop in 2017, we used to go to the ‘Big Apple Circus‘ — at their Hanover (New Hampshire) performance, until they stopped coming c. 2011.

The main incident, which he had admitted, happened in 2004 and involved a 16-year old aerialist and pornographic photos! Not good. What was he thinking.

That he resigned per se, is a bit confusing in that it appears that he retired a couple of years ago.

Not good. Sure that there are a lot of parents mortified …

Another black eye for today’s circuses just as “The Greatest Showman” continues to do gangbusters at the movies.

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by Anura Guruge