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  •  That teaching has already gone on (4+ / 0-)

    for centuries.  And you can just look around you to see what it's done to people.  I'm surprised it took being repeatedly raped for Elizabeth Smart to feel like damaged goods.  Most Christian churches teach the doctrine of original sin, i.e., that you're already damaged by being born.  After that, all you can do is be "saved" to be forgiven for that sin.  It's sick and really does do permanent damage to people.

    "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

    by SueDe on Tue May 07, 2013 at 12:13:26 PM PDT

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