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    We disagree on choice.  But we are both Democrats and progressives and value fairness, equity, justice and belief that we, as a nation, and our government as our body, have the responsibility to care for those who have little, or none.  

    I am an atheist and have been since childhood, many decades ago.  I see in both my atheist and religious progressive friends the shared commitment to social justice and this is not the sole province of one group or another.  And that's good, because it'll take all of us to do good.

    I am also gay and understand some of the anger that is expressed at "Christians", as a response to some very personal wounds, attacks, and rejections by family and friends who do so based on a sect interpretation of Christianity that is homophobic and intolerant.  I also know that I have been warmly welcomed as a gay man to liberal Christian churches, that welcome also based on an interpretation of Christianity which is the antithesis of the first mentioned group of "Christians".  

    I think people would do well to see the group description "Christian" much as we see the group description "Democrat" - from Blanche Lincoln to Al Franken to Bart Stupak to Alan Grayson.  The title "Christian", it seems to me, is more encompassing like "Democratic" than like "Republican".

    Best regards.

    "Out of Many, One." This is the great promise of our nation -9.75 -6.87

    by Uncle Moji on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 05:14:20 PM PST

    •  Off topic: Great to see you, not seen you as of (1+ / 0-)
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      late, everything OK?

      As G_d is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly

      by BFSkinner on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 05:15:12 PM PST

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      •  Great to see you, too, BF! (2+ / 0-)
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        Had a very rough patch there for several months, personal upheaval but the changes have been ultimately good and necessary.  

        At this moment I am recovering from the flu and a nasty thump on the head I got when I stood up hard and forgot a cabinet corner that has managed to cleverly avoid me for the last 7 years of living in this same house - I blame a flu-induced haze for my foolishness.

        Still looking for full-time work, but enjoying the odd part-time consulting pieces that I have stumbled onto.  Joy, humor, surprise and wonder are decent work gifts in a world of employment uncertainty.  Still also continuing to look for meaning and sense in this glorious endeavor we call life.  

        And you, my friend?  How are you?

        "Out of Many, One." This is the great promise of our nation -9.75 -6.87

        by Uncle Moji on Sat Dec 05, 2009 at 05:26:29 PM PST

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