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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 02:03 PM
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85. And that's one of the problems with this country
Even though we're supposed to be nondenominational, only Christianity seems to get a pass, sometimes to excess, like with the Repubs.

Regarding talking about Obama as a lightworker--you have to realize that this is what Mark Morford is about. He understands what "lightworker" means, as does his regular audience, and many of his columns talk about similar things. That was why he included his disclaimer for eye-rollers to bail out early before reading the entire column. So it's not like we're all running around telling the general populace that Obama is a lightworker or anything, but instead that he's the best person for the job. And I think in the long run that's all we need to focus on.

However, I know what a lightworker is, and I personally believe he is one. However (again), that does not mean that I am going to hang all my hopes on his magically fixing this country, because, as Morford says, he can't, won't, and shouldn't be expected to do that.

Also, nobody said compassion and empathy is exclusive to people who have a particular belief system. In fact, lightworkers are not exclusively a New Age concept (see Ghandi reference again--and "a kind person by any other name"). IMO, you are perfectly within your right to feel free to think New Age stuff is silly; I'm a witch, and our main tenet is "An it harm none, do (and believe) what thou wilt"--live and let live, in other words--which I've found to be a very healthy attitude to take (reduces blood pressure, that's for sure). All I ask is that you respect my (and others') belief that Obama is a higher-thinking person who is the best person to lead this country.
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