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  •  And we need to combat the idea that churches (5+ / 0-)
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    are even remotely capable of the amount of charity that is needed to help humans on the scale that is needed.  Only a government can do that, through shared resources for all of the People.  
    This is no bad on Churches.  Many of them are doing the right thing, many are feeding the poor, many provide sanctuary for homeless people.  Without them it would be even worse.

    In the richest country in the world, no citizen should go hungry, no citizen should want for lack of health care, no citizen should go homeless, and for fuck's sake - no human need ever freeze to death in a public street.

    Republicans in our current Congress have no pity, no remorse, no guilt, no feeling of any kind.  Just cold, calculated, disdainful, dismissal of anyone beneath their 1% shoes.  It's profits over humans.  Something wrong with that - can't quite place it...

    #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

    by Evolutionary on Sun Nov 27, 2011 at 04:27:05 PM PST

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    •  I think, however, the churches could do a far (1+ / 0-)
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      better job of messaging. There could be so much less focus on issues that divide us, and so much more emphasis on the truth, as in "here are the words Jesus said, here are the parables, here are examples of his actions." I admit to being a pessimist in general, but it seems churches overall aren't doing a tremendous job of feeding our bodies or our souls. Churches, or I guess I should say their preaching, could go a  long way toward mitigating stochastic violence, bullying, as well as hate speech and action. If they wanted to emulate their leader. Or if they wanted to at all.

      •  I've heard many a mangled bible verse or (1+ / 0-)
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        quote, just like I have heard many a mangled idea of what our Constitution means, or what our Bill of Rights means.

        The Republican war on education (and basically the war on anyone who isn't rich) is working.  People are actually dumber than they were 20 years ago.

        #OccupyOMC - "We have a permit, its called The Constitution".

        by Evolutionary on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 11:48:34 AM PST

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