Rad note » The text in this entry originally came from another entry. It was moved here because the subject drifted far enough to warrant its own, separate entry-page.
At the end of this entry (that you are now reading) I provide a link to the exact spot from where this entry originated.
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Some So-Called Christians Give Christianity a » Bad name
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» Fred Hates Fags | Where's the Love, Fred?
But I can't. Because he's dead.
And if you read that chapter, you will see that God made a big deal about that.
» Some People Give Christianity a Bad Name
Consider here tangentially the concept of empathy. Because, for me, whether or not someone is capable of and shows (displays) empathy ..
.. seems to be a major dividing line. If you were making categories.
I am not talking about (merely) being nice.
Empathy is what allows you to be with somebody in their world and in their time of need.
I am talking about the thing that lets you feel what they feel.
And I have noticed that people who seem to lack empathy (true empathy) seem to want you to see and experience life based on their perspective ..
.. because they cannot experience yours. (Because they lack empathy.)
To tie this back in with Fred .. does it not appear to you that Fred lacked empathy?
And I see no harm in mentioning here that I would rank the Dog highly in this category. Just so we have some basic parameters by which to navigate. Very highly. Remarkably so.
For the lower bound along this metric .. I will leave it up to you .. to fill in. I am sure that you know someone who seems incapable to empathy. Incapable of feeling your pain. (Which is why they so badly want and need you to feel theirs.)
Certainly Fred lacked compassion for gays .. but I am talking about empathy here. And maybe the one caused the other.(?)
Anyway .. let's forget about Fred (cuz he's dead) ..
.. and focus our attention back on the Vatican.
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