Skip to content

Transcripts – 2012

Blase Bonpane on WORLD FOCUS,

Blase’s Commentary on Jesus and Current Events.

Aired on PACIFICA RADIO NETWORK by way of KPFK, Los Angeles

December 30, 2012

(Blase begins the program with a chant.)

Blase:   Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus, coming to you from KPFK, Los Angeles.  We’re podcast and available 24/7 on kpfk.org where we’re heard internationally.

We listened to that hymn which is of recent origin, maybe about 1,000 years ago it was written and it tells us that where there is compassion and love, God is present.  Now if people can’t affirm the existence of God they can say “GOOD” is present.  Those two words are quite related, aren’t they?

Where there is compassion and love, good is present.  Where there is compassion and love, God is present is the way it was written.

So, during the Christmas and New Year week, we’ve looked at some of these scriptural references in the life of Jesus.  Our focus has been on lifestyle rather than dogmas that were created after his death because these dogmas can be very divisive and frequently just represent the arrogance of imperial religion.

Please click here to read entire transcript.

* * *

Blase Bonpane’s Commentary on WORLD FOCUS,

Blase’s Christmas Commentary

Aired on PACIFICA RADIO NETWORK by way of KPFK, Los Angeles

December 23, 2012

Hello, this is Blase Bonpane with World Focus coming to you from KPFK/ Los Angeles.  We’re podcast and available 24/7 on KPFK.org where we’re heard internationally.

Well friends, this is a difficult time for many.  Hundreds of thousands of families are separated by endless wars and we always have a fight about this time of year about using the word “Christmas” in our greetings.  Is it necessary for us to fight for that?  Personally, I think it’s a mistake to insist on using the word “Christmas Greetings”.  “Happy Holidays” and “Seasons Greetings” can be just as holy a greeting especially if our attitude in using “Christmas” is of a proselytizing nature.

So, I’ll say “Seasons Greetings” and “Happy Holidays” to everyone in the vast reach of this Pacifica station.   Read More

* * *

Blase Bonpane’s Commentary on WORLD FOCUS,
The Newtown, Connecticut School Massacre

Aired on PACIFICA RADIO NETWORK by way of KPFK, Los Angeles

December 16, 2012

 

Charlotte Bacon, 6; Daniel Barden, 7; Olivia Engel, 6; Josephine Gay, 7; Ana Marquez-Greene, 6; Dylan Hockley, 7; Madeleine Hsu, 6; Catherine Hubbard, 6; Chase Kowalski, 7; Jesse Lewis, 6; James Mattioli, 6; Grace McDonnell, 7; Emilie Parker, 6; Jack Pinter, 7; Noah Posner, 6; Caroline Previdi, 6; Jessica Rekos, 6; Avielle Richman, 6; Benjamin Wheeler, 6; Allison Wyatt, 6; Rachel Davino, 29; Dawn Hockspring, 47; Anne Marie Murphy, 52; Lauren Russeau, 30; Mary Sherlach, 56; Victoria Soto, 27 – Presenté, Presenté

 

Friends, these are just like my grandchildren, the same general ages, the same age group and here we are confronted by people who want children to have their M-16’s and Kalashnikovs.  Our intelligence is being insulted; our democracy is being insulted by lobbies like the NRA that dictate what we don’t want.                             Read More…

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 180 other followers

%d bloggers like this: