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    of this part of the New Testament that IS from Luke:

    27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

    28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

    29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

    30 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

    31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

    32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

    33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

    34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

    35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

    I don't seem to be able to find any reference to the "certain man" being asked for his insurance details nor being discharged as soon as his wounds were bound. Nor to him being asked for his identity papers to prove he too was a Samaritan - indeed the point of the parable is that the Samaritan was an outsider in that society.

    Yet there are countries where anyone in those circumstances today would be tended and cared for by the best medical facilities available almost anywhere, would be looked after until he could travel again and not be charged a penny. I am fortunate to live in one. Does this mean, by dint of my taxes paying for that care,  I will live? Yes, in physical terms because I also will be cared for if I am ill. Does that make the UK more "Christian" than the USA?

    We will work, we will play, we will laugh, we will live. We will not waste one moment, nor sacrifice one bit of our freedom, because of fear.

    by Lib Dem FoP on Sat Aug 31, 2013 at 11:15:47 AM PDT

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