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back. The march looks huge, with a real diversity of groups. The pictures at the link are terrific. Thanks for writing.
Rev Barber's inclusive vision is inspiring. I am not Christian and normally prefer not to listen to preachers. I have listened to several of Rev Barber's speeches, including one that someone posted when the Moral Mondays began last spring that was an hour long and gripping right to the end. I am moved and inspired by how he makes connection between the different struggles for justice, particularly how he declares gay rights and AfroAmerican rights are part of the same fight. He is a great leader.
by Another Grizzle on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 05:12:03 PM PST
people without faith. I don't get your logic of not listening to preachers just because they're preachers. Does that apply to Rev. King or Rev. Jackson? If so, that's a little sad. The content should come first, not the background of who's saying it.
by samanthab on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 01:47:37 AM PST
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message was essentially political and not religious. Another Grizzle is clearly making the distinction between an eloquent call for justice and how that resonates with him/her and predominantly religious messages, which do not.
by Heart of the Rockies on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 06:02:25 AM PST
I wrote a bit more, to clarify my intent for samanthab. I've put it in a link in case you're reading this through your comments page.
by Another Grizzle on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 06:43:16 PM PST
Not always, but often enough to be difficult for me, preachers belittle or demonize people who are not Christian or do not otherwise conform to their idea of how a proper person should be. It is normal to prefer not to listen to oneself being slandered. My energy and emotional balance are healthier when I avoid, as far as possible, being in situations where I will hear someone saying that I am condemned to burn for eternity.
In my comment I was trying to signal to others like me that Rev Barber is not that kind of preacher, and they might consider listening to his speech.
by Another Grizzle on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 06:31:26 PM PST
by you on soon
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