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rasputin1952 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-07-09 10:01 PM
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12. I wonder if any of these people ever read the Beatitudes...

One not need to be "religious" to understand what is being said. In fact, almost every society has a philosophy similar to the one cited. In particular, I think old Newt and his buddies Huckabee and North should read 24-26. If they want to talk about God and "retribution", they had best realize they are walking on paper thin ice.

From the Sermon on the Plain:
Luke 6:20-26 (New International Version)

20Looking at his disciples, he said:
"Blessed are you who are poor,
for yours is the kingdom of God.
21Blessed are you who hunger now,
for you will be satisfied.
Blessed are you who weep now,
for you will laugh.
22Blessed are you when men hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.

23"Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. For that is how their fathers treated the prophets.
24"But woe to you who are rich,
for you have already received your comfort.
25Woe to you who are well fed now,
for you will go hungry.
Woe to you who laugh now,
for you will mourn and weep.
26Woe to you when all men speak well of you,
for that is how their fathers treated the false prophets.

The cretins have overlooked the empathy, compassion, forgiveness, understanding and love that is spoken of often in the Bible...they reach for the depths of depravity that is in the book, they seek out ways to hate and destroy...they are evil.
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  - NOT THE BEATITIUDES  EnoughOfThis   Jun-08-09 11:34 AM   #15 
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