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Posted by janey, Mon Dec-18-00 06:51 AM
ultimately that can be said of all of us on some level or other.
The more different someone is from us, the less connection we feel, the less we are inclined to accept that person as a human being, as our neighbor, as our brother or sister.
And it's worth taking a deeper look at the parable of the Good Samaritan for some essential truths about what Christianity has to say about people who are different but compassionate as opposed to people who are like us but do not have their hearts open.
I thought I was hearing much of this from notnac.
I also still stand by my earlier (#7) post.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. -- Oscar Wilde