Showing posts from September, 2005

...But Can We Afford It?

The US Space Program recently announced that it’s planning to return to the moon by 2018 with plans to travel to Mars not much later. The space shuttle is being cast to the wayside in 2010 to make way for the CEV, or Crew Exploration Vehicle, which will transport up to four astronauts to the moon and back and even transport supplies to the International Space Station. NASA Administrator Michael Griffith has referred to the vehicle as “Apollo on steroids.” Yet while according to NASA, the price of the new space program is only fifty-five percent of the original Apollo program after inflation spread out over thirteen years, Americans must still ask the question of whether we want to foot the bill at this chapter in America. Some are predicting the costs of assisting the survivors of Hurricane Katrina to be between two and three hundred million dollars. We’re still fighting a war in Iraq, and while it may not be widely publicized, we’re still working a little on Afghanistan. Pre

To All the "Spiritual" Christians

To All the “Spiritual” Christians By Anthony Harris ‘08      I’ve noticed that many people I know aren’t “religious, but spiritual.”  Much of the time, these people don’t go to church because they find many Christians to be hypocritical, especially our figureheads.  I would like to stand out among many deeply religions Christians and say this: Pat Robertson does not represent me.      I’ve been getting upset with Pat Robertson lately.  I’ve always had a problem with this is a man who sees no good or Christ-like mercy in anything contrary to his Christian mindset.  But now with his recent comments, I just want to distance this man as soon as possible.  No, any good Christian would not call for the assassination of another nation’s president.  Christians are not joining in legions calling for the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, nor did we all join in prayer for the death of Supreme Court Justices to vacancies to open up for President Bush appointed neo-conservatives.  We did n

Its Really Not About Me

It’s Really Not About Me By Anthony Harris ‘08 After the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina, people all over the nation have found some way to reach out to the people of New Orleans.  We have united in some way to help people rebuild their lives and start over once again.  Yet, somehow, we still maintained being selfish.  I’m not sure how it happened but people are abuzz throughout Morehouse College about themselves in this lost city.   It seems sad, but the first thing that I heard from some people was the question of the future of Mardi Gras.  People are homeless, the city is in ruins, but there are people concerned about the integrity of Bourbon Street and assorted nightclubs. Many have complained about the mounting price of gas after many manes were shut down even during the hurricane.  People are dying, and we’re complaining about paying five dollars at the pump. Morris Brown recently proposed that many of the students of fellow historically Black college, Xavier University, convene