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  •  This is a moving diary. (5+ / 0-)
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    Mrs M, Mary Mike, JayRaye, JayBat, glorificus

    I keep thinking about that cop in Austin who felt it was his job to persecute you, and I keep wondering if he was--like so many Texans--some kind of Christian. I keep wondering if he and many others who are persecuting the homeless in Texas (like the ordinance in Houston against feeding the homeless) remember what Jesus said: "Whatever you do to the least of these (people), you do to me".

    What is truth? -- Pontius Pilate

    by commonmass on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 02:59:02 AM PDT

    •  This diary has nothing to do with Christianity (0+ / 0-)

      and attempting to slight Christianity with base conjecture is repulsive.

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        glorificus, FG

        Commonmass is not really one you need to level that charge against. There are admittedly more than a few on this site who might hijack to bash religion, but he isn't one of them.

        "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

        by Catte Nappe on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 10:52:17 AM PDT

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      •  No, commonmass makes a good point. I live in (0+ / 0-)

        Texas.

        Do you?

        If not, STFU.

        *Are we humans or are we dancers?* Annie Lennox (thx Words In Action & OPOL)

        by glorificus on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 11:29:58 AM PDT

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    •  Austin is.. (4+ / 0-)

      not really like the rest of Texas though.
      I can kind of see what your point may be (as I can be pessimistic in my views of Christianity based on my experiences with its followers) in the sense that many people who believe they are doing good in the "footsteps of Jesus" are actually some of the worst offenders when it comes to treating their fellow man with the empathy and kindness that the Bible teach.

      I do really believe it is not confined to religion or even necessarily class and keep in mind, I am now talking about Madison, Wisconsin where this exact same situation is playing out so I don't think region even plays a part. I know this would happen in New York just the same.

      It has to do with changing attitudes and teaching empathy based on not on religion, class, region, race, or sex but humanity.  

      •  Beautiful Diary (2+ / 0-)
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        badscience, glorificus
        It has to do with changing attitudes and teaching empathy based on not on religion, class, region, race, or sex but humanity.  
        I am so glad you are up.  Unfortunately we are not all issued equal portions of humanity but what a  kinder world it would be  if we were.

        We the People have to make a difference and the Change.....Just do it ! Be part of helping us build a veteran community online. United Veterans of America

        by Vetwife on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:37:30 AM PDT

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