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    I am inclined to wish a medical tragedy in their family and then I catch myself.
    If we ever hope to move forward as a species, it is that type of thinking that must end.
    Not to mention the fact that often times a innocent child is the recipient of illness or injury and in my heart, that just doesn't mesh, no matter the goal.

    Mitt and Ann will never know the heartache that comes when food and rent take precedence over medical needs.

    Now here's the irony, most of the people supporting R&R will most likely have a medical expense sometime in their lives that cannot be met.

    Many will also witness someone aged that will rely heavily on the social safety net and still refuse to open their eyes.
    Some people can't be reasoned with, no matter the evidence.

    "We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both." Louis Brandeis

    by wxorknot on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 03:47:54 PM PDT

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    •  I have no qualms wishing misfortune on the guilty (0+ / 0-)

      because I am not compromised by "religion" or "accepted social morals". What POSSIBLY will I suffer by hoping a particularly nasty person suffers tragedy? Only if you have been indoctrinated by religious propaganda or a prevailing social attitude that you must feel "wrong" about doing so, for "guilt" or "divine judgement". Give me a break ...
      This is the basic failure of religion. It proscribes doctrine to be imbued in those who embrace it. If religion is a true philosophy -- and philosophy is the search for answers without constraint of pre-made conclusions -- then there should be NO dogmas, catechisms, rituals, or "sacred truths". Believe in and practice a kind and generous way of life if you wish -- but don't call it a "religion".
      I took one philosophy course in my life. During the first week, I learned from the textbook that philosophy was a search for answers not bound by any structure, not adhering to any set course of exploration. So I asked my teacher how can there be a "course" on philosophy since  teaching a certain way of thinking to a group of people was the antithesis of what philosophy meant. He stammered and stumbled with a non-answer. I said "thank you", stood up, left the class and never went back.
      Personally I've found institutional learning is for the most part teaching the young monkeys how to do the tricks that older monkeys had been taught. The monkeys who don't accept the same answers the others have usually don't fare well in society.

      Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

      by fourthcornerman on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 04:02:25 AM PDT

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