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 Post subject: Leonard Pitts
PostPosted: 06 May 2009, 06:50 
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http://www.miamiherald.com/living/columnists/leonard-pitts/story/1034170.html


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 Post subject: Re: Leonard Pitts
PostPosted: 06 May 2009, 10:55 
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You'd think people who claim connection to a higher morality would be the ones most likely to take the lonely, principled stand.

I don't get why Pitts is surprised that this doesn't happen. The majority of Christians since Constantine have not been pacifists. For most people, tribalism trumps "higher morality". And when the church itself has been an active promoter of torture and oppression, why should we expect its members to be any better?


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 Post subject: Re: Leonard Pitts
PostPosted: 06 May 2009, 22:05 
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Ah, you see, he ISN'T surprised, not really. That is his writing style.


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