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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 07:04 PM
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Church cuts ties to food pantry because of Catholics (Charlotte)
Another example of some compassionate Conservatives, I guess...

http://www.heraldsun.com/state/6-588371.html


A church has withdrawn its support for a food pantry serving the needy because the pantry works with Roman Catholics. Central Church of God explained its decision in a letter March 1 from minister of evangelism Shannon Burton to Loaves & Fishes in Charlotte.

"As a Christian church, we feel it is our responsibility to follow closely the (principles) and commands of Scripture," the letter said. "To do this best, we feel we should abstain from any ministry that partners with or promotes Catholicism, or for that matter, any other denomination promoting a works-based salvation."
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Loaves & Fishes isn't the only ministry with which the large church has cut ties, and Catholics have not been the only reason they've given. The Rev. Tony Marciano, executive director of Charlotte Rescue Mission, said Burton told him the church could no longer support the agency after it allowed three Muslim students from UNC Charlotte to help serve a meal.
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 07:09 PM
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1. My hubby e-mailed this one to me (from downstairs).
We have fun with that Insta-Messenger thingie.

I think that you are right - it is another example of compassionate conservatism.

Wait ... I just watched one of the DVDs from theocracywatch.org. Quotes from Olasky seem to indicate that they want all social-safety-net-type endeavors to be run through the Church. Well, it seems they also want to define who gets help and who helps.

Stunning ... simply stunning: the hypocrisy and the relentless bullying nature of the religious right (in general).
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Cattledog Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 07:09 PM
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2. If people like this
are gonna be in heaven send me to HELL!!!!
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 07:10 PM
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3. So much for
"Give all that you have to the poor and follow me"

or "Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me."

They've succeeded in rooting out the last vestiges of Jesus Christ from their religion and have replaced him with John Calvin and Paul.
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vpigrad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 07:15 PM
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4. NIce to see xtians attacking each other...
rather than attacking us!
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ohtransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 07:34 PM
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5. So much for the book of James
WWJD?


Hypocrites...
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 07:53 PM
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6. They have been broken down into Bush Tribes. The better to control
and teach hate to.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-05 09:34 PM
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7. Great description. Kind of like "Lord of the Flies"
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 02:15 AM
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8. Look up "Indirect Rule". It is how the British controlled so many
colonies. By creating hierarchies where there were none (if that was the case) and then keeping them busy by playing them off against each other. That way the little groups that only identified themselves with a small group of exactly like thems... they could never cross boundaries and become a plurality.

Even Patriotism is tribal. It says..identify in an adolescent way and do not use your empathy.

Scary that the Repukes are using indirect rule on the USA electorate in order that the elites (repukes) can rule - all the while democracy breaks out all over the place. The reason for that is that democracies are slow (you have to listen to all comers). But Decision-making amongst the American elites can be fast (and dirty) if they do not have to talk to the electorate (and the repukes can implement policies that benefit their elites while keeping the masses busy on local issues - state abortion battles, Christian moral battles, etc.) The whole point is the keep the electorate & the plurality out of the important business of empire building in the USA while everyone else is busy in their little democratic countries.

The reason why they want the tribe to be a single state outside the USA is so that the tribes will not cross national boundaries and cause trouble and have great power (like Islamist fundies who want all of Arabia and the ME to be one big country). So big slow tribes called democracy outside the US who will identify with each other by nationality rather than class or race or religion. And inside the USA.. a whole bunch of little groups - so the little people do not constantly interfere with hegemony (for instance prefer social programs to huge military build up).

So the neocon dream is to create tribes to keep people busy and identifying with the exact group that is good for elite geopolitics.

The British used and promoted tribes in Nigeria (Biafran Civil War at Independence) in India/Pakistan (nuclear build up still going on 40 years after Independence and separation & genocide) and Quebec (the catholic church kept people mighty busy having babies until the 1960s when people finally looked up and realized that all the wealth in their province belonged to people who spoke not a hint of French).

IMHO.

Google Indirect Rule and see how it turned out. And yes - the British created it where there was none. The Ibo in Nigeria were very, very egalitarian and shared everything.. The British needed kings so they took the benevolent tribe elders and turned them into rich hierarchy where that had never been Ibo practice before. Just as the Repukes chop up the USA into desperate churches..red states and blue ones, pro-gay marriage, and encourage and do nothing to discourage racism in the south (where are the outcries against White Supremacists who have killed nearly as many by terrorism as bin Laden). Don't you think George Bush should put on his cowboy hat and kick them around for a bit?

Divisions will never be solved. Look at how the Bush people try and hide the abortion issue behind brain candy like Terry S (the anti-abortionists were beginning to wonder). State's rights just means a fight will never end when it comes to legislating ideals. The fight will go on and Mercans will be kept busy fighting each other..rather than being a plurality and voting together and kicking the Repukes out. They need to teach the example of selfishness because otherwise..people will care when they see real poverty hit and the middle class go kerplunck.
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Briar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-22-05 06:01 AM
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9. Thanks
Great post.
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