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  •  I'm not offended - who cares if you're (0+ / 0-)

    a decent person.  Thinking Christian (and most likely Hindus, Jews, Muslims) adults usually get it:  "no good deed goes unpunished."  What do you think we are:  naive.  As to the afterlife, well who knows but I have hopes.  Nothing to do with you - just my mindset.    

    I have no patience with people who grow old at 60 just because they are entitled to a bus pass. Mary Wesley, British novelist

    by xanthe on Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 10:10:05 AM PDT

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    •  'Thinking Christian', (0+ / 0-)

      The problem is that outside of this board, there aren't as many of those as I would like.

      •  Hmmm... (0+ / 0-)

        The problem is that outside of this board, there aren't as many of those as I would like.

        I can't remember who made the observation, but it's been said that a person is smart but people are dumb. I wonder how much of what you describe is due to how encounters in places like this tend to feel a bit more "one on one" whereas in the "real world" a group mentality can more easily form?

        Perhaps there is no connection at all, but I thought I would bring it up in case others had more insight into it...

        "If you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, the work becomes corrupted, impure, and ultimately self-destructive."

        by AtheismGuide on Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 10:32:01 AM PDT

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      •  here's a thinking Christian (0+ / 0-)

        you may like.  http://www.nationalcatholicreporter....

        Joan Chittester - a Benedictine abbess.  Seriously - just enjoy reading -- believe me I'm not, repeat not - prosthetizing.  Some days, I'm agnostic.  

        I have no patience with people who grow old at 60 just because they are entitled to a bus pass. Mary Wesley, British novelist

        by xanthe on Sat Jul 29, 2006 at 11:28:19 AM PDT

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