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RedLetterRev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-08 06:55 PM
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54. It still is
there are just an awful lot of people hiding behind a banner of "goodness" trying to lipstick over a pretty damned ugly pig. These are the folks I describe as the ones who'll sneak into someone's backyard to steal the sheets off the line, then steal the wood off the shed, then go to someone else's house they don't know and have a little cross-burning party whilst shouting verses from a Bible they don't read. The short description is "hypocrites", and unfortunately they're the most visible (and audible) segment of our society.

Mind if I make an emendation to your excellent points above? It isn't so much about coveting thy neighbors' goods. It's that they haul off and steal them. There's a long distance between "I like that", "I wish I had that", "I'm plotting to go get that" and "Now that I've stolen yours, say sum'p'n 'bout it". That last is what the neocons and their wingnut enablers are all about.

R. A. Heinlein put it the best, IMHO: "All sin lies in hurting other people. All other 'sins' are invented nonsense. Hurting yourself isn't sinful. It's just stupid."

G'dde rest him. He tried to warn us, too.
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