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Thread #77771   Message #1391156
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
28-Jan-05 - 08:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Religious Left
Subject: RE: BS: The Religious Left

It is your "educated, informed generalization" that all religions are equally acceptable to the religious left? Where in the world did you get your education? And what do you mean by acceptable? Equally true? Now, my take on faith is very simple. It is summed up in three words. God is love. If something isn't love, it ain't from God. That was Martin Luther King's strength, Mother Theresa's and Ghandi's too. If an action is done out of duty and not out of love, there's no sense in being righteous about it.

And hey, Amos my friend. You live in the wrong neighborhood, Man. I don't think that I've ever met a Christian who was anxious to get out of this life and into the next unless they were suffering with no hope of ever being cured. And even then, I've seen far more who want to live, even under the most limiting conditions. We visit a woman who has MS and has been an invalid most of her adult life. She is at the point now where she can just lie on her back in bed with her head propped up, watching television. She can no longer use her hands, so she has to watch whatever channel is on until her sister (who just went in for her second operation on cancer in her body) changes it for her. They're in no hurry to go anywhere. When you ask our friend Lena how she is doing, she answers with a radiant smile that would put all of us to shame, "Oh, I'm fine!" Christianity isn't about what happens after you die. It's about how you live.

And it's all about how YOU live, and not at ALL about how anyone else lives. I have my hands full trying to live a decent life without worrying about what others are doing.