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imenja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-14-05 01:44 PM
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53. she wasn't just saying it to stay alive
That is what is so remarkable about her. She was effective with this man because she actually cared about his life, because she cared about who he was as a person. She wasn't mouthing platitudes. If she had, he would have known it and she likely wouldn't have been able to persuade him to give up.

To say that she believe God brought him to her door means that she thought she could help him. It does not mean he believes God moved him to kill those people. I guess there are some things about faith that unbelievers don't understand. What I would ask is that you would simply acknowledge that rather than insisting you know something that you don't. You assume she believes God instructed the man to kill people. She did not say that and I very much doubt she believes that. It's clear to me their her vision of Christianity is one of love and compassion. Simply accept that she has those qualities and don't worry so much about the fact that it is religion that underlies her actions. The important point is that she is a woman who acted with great compassion and humanity. She said much more than these words in her quite long statement. Let's not make a villain out of a woman who treated this man with rare dignity.
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