Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday 2010

Today is Good Friday, April 2, 2010, and as such I will take a break from writing about the political-economy, and wish everyone that celebrates Easter this Sunday a safe and Happy Easter.

While I am not a Christian, I do believe in the historical Jesus. One does not have to accept Jesus as the messiah to recognize that he was a man who spoke up and against the status quo. He and others that followed him have challenged conventional wisdom over the last 2,000 years. Baruch Spinoza challenged the thinking of his day and was excommunicated by the Dutch Jews of his day. Men like Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein also wrote and gave voice to ideas that were new and different. Pushing back against the darkness, the fear, the ignorance and the status quo is never an easy proposition, and yet, this is what some people do. Because there are new people with new ideas that come forward to challenge the status quo that we have the opportunities to make this a better world.

Stay tuned.


Cloudia said...

Such a lovely and meaningful post.
Have seen you at Dina's blog and often wanted to stop by and find out about your blogging nickname. Frankly, you look like a cousin Jew, and I often wondered if your appellation might not be viewed as anti-semitic. i.e. "Those Jews, always thinking about money!"

I had to laugh to see your finance background!

You post is lovely, and you are more than welcome to visit my daily blog ANYTIME.
Warm Aloha from Hawaii my Friend!

Comfort Spiral

moneythoughts said...

Thank you for the nice comment. You have a beautiful blog and I look forward seeing more of your beautiful photos.

Dina said...

Haha, good Cloudia always says what she means. She's great.

I must confess, I too have wondered if my readers see your name and think in the old stereotypes.

Re today's flowers: I think they are what you call poppies but then, I don't know flower names either.

The sun is setting. Pesach is almost over. Where's the pita??