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    we are surrounded by people - religious or not - who think they are the good people, and think the bad people need to be punished.  The sluts, the addicts, the poor...  many, many Americans do not mind if these people go to jail, or if they get sick, or if they die.  Regardless of the cost to everybody, themselves included, they take pleasure in saying, "it's your own damn fault."

    And maybe we also rejoice in the downfall of the people we despise.  They're just different people.

    Early to rise and early to bed Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and dead. --Not Benjamin Franklin

    by Boundegar on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:09:46 PM PST

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