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Mon Mar 25, 2013, 12:04 AM

This Palm Sunday I would Like to share with DU the Words of a Fellow Christian

One who apparently read the Bible the way I do. I post this for the atheists and agnostics, not to try to convert you or condemn you, for I am no better than you, but to help you understand me. But I especially post this for my fellow Christians who have bought into a false gospel of greed and hate:



Well, you wonder why I always dress in black
Why you never see bright colors on my back
And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone
Well, there's a reason for the things that I have on
I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down
Livin' in the hopeless, hungry side of town
I wear it for the prisoner who is long paid for his crime
But is there because he's a victim of the times
I wear the black for those who've never read
Or listened to the words that Jesus said About the road to happiness through love and charity
Why, you'd think He's talking straight to you and me
Well, we're doin' mighty fine, I do suppose
In our streak of lightnin' cars and fancy clothes
But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back
Up front there ought to be a Man In Black
I wear it for the sick and lonely old
For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold
I wear the black in mournin' for the lives that could have been
Each week we lose a hundred fine young men
And I wear it for the thousands who have died
Believin' that the Lord was on their side
I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died
Believin' that we all were on their side
Well, there's things that never will be right I know
And things need changin' everywhere you go
But 'til we start to make a move to make a few things right
You'll never see me wear a suit of white
Ah, I'd love to wear a rainbow every day
And tell the world that everything's okay
But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
Till things are brighter, I'm the Man In Black

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arely staircase Mar 2013 OP
liberal_at_heart Mar 2013 #1
arely staircase Mar 2013 #2
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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 12:39 AM

1. In the age of arrogance Cash was humble, very rare trait indeed.

he knew he was flawed and never pretended otherwise. I bet it was that trait that allowed him to connect so well with other people. People in prison. People addicted. People downtrodden. He connected to them, felt their pain, and wanted to help. I loved how he reached out to the Lakota tribe and wrote about Wounded Knee.

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Response to liberal_at_heart (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 12:54 AM

2. yes

his background was certainly one that would, hopefully give one empathy. but so many come from humble backgrounds, strike it rich and call for the ladder to be pulled up from behind them. also, many rich people pervert Jesus' message to justify their own greed. Johnny was a Christian because he knew he was flawed and he always identified with the oppressed.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 01:02 AM

3. KnR

Blessings for your Easter

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