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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

HonestBrother ·
Rowe, the ONLY person to say "Wait a minute, I like some of these men" was Art Gurl. Don't you sistas in any way find that embarrassing? I very much suspect that some of you ladies (who shall remain unnamed) are not being honest with yourselves or with us. Once again, the whole point was to try to ascertain what the standards were and the imputed standards were never completely denied. But of course, you're completely free to have whatever standards you want....
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

HonestBrother ·
(1) Is this taking into account another 100 years of Jim Crow? (2) It's controversial exactly what Lincoln and the Union troops were sacrificing for - i.e., was it to end slavery or was it to preserve the Union? And there were also non-altruistic reasons for white northerners to oppose slavery. For example, many white northern industrialists feared that if the south industrialized that it would have a tremendous competitive advantage due to access to a huge pool of free slave labor. (3) But...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Yemaya ·
Yes, the press that this story is getting lets me know one thing, the Israeli government and this government are shook up about something. Maybe they will begin to reap some of what they've sown?
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Re: What About The Debt Blacks Owe To America?

Nmaginate ·
Well, I just up the STICKER SHOCK ante. Horowitz & Co. want to attach value to the lives of those soldiers who, in his estimation, fought against Slavery... value for the lives lost in an effort to eradicate Slavery... Well, let's count every Black soldier and every enslaved or "free" African/African-American who lost their lives during Slavery. We can even set up a calculus to estimate those who resisted Slavery, actively, openly or passively. Now, let me see the Calculators!! Let's...
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Re: Kanye West: Does Jesus Walk?

thayfen ·
Ya' know, i don't like the idea of Mr. West using the ideal of free-speech just to create Buzz...I've never listened to his music, but if he has to pull stunts for marketing reasons...then I'm less likely to take him seriously as an artist.
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Racism is the common thread. The greater impact against Black people today reaching our full potential are BLACK PEOPLE OURSELVES. Lacking a cohesive strategy and the INTERNAL ability to have the maximum amount of our people kept in line to support them IT IS NOTHING BUT FOLLY TO EVEN HAVE THIS DISCUSSION. White Conservatives who are racists are more blatant in their views against Blacks. They let you know how they stand. They don't offer any help and thus Blacks must "fend for themselves".
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Maybe the PRIMARY CONCERN OF HIS IS BLACK PEOPLE AND THUS HE DOES NOT NEED TO TALK ABOUT WHITE FOLKS!!!!! Why must Black people reference White folks as guidance on what we should be doing? Is it possible for us to have certain policies and standards that are free and clear of them? I am a parent. I have associates and family members who are either single parents or teenaged parents. It is hard for me and my wife to raise our children. I can only empathize with the burden that single parents...
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

Nmaginate ·
BULLSHIT!!! If his concern was "Black People", primary or otherwise, then he would be much more apt to GET HIS FACTS STRAIGHT!!! RHETORIC ain't shit! That old tired line, "My primary concern is Black people"... ain't shit! Neither one of you can just claim that shit and it will be, just because you say it. That stuff is demonstrated by the degree of concern you and Waymon have for dealing with FACTS!It is possible for you to find better ways of trying to illustrate your points instead of the...
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Re: Conservative Whites vs. Liberal Whites

Empty Purnata ·
Translation: Since both are racist, just accept them and just worry about keeping your nose to the grind.
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Re: Conservative Idiots

Kevin41 ·
Poison Justice Stevens, Coulter jokes LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Conservative commentator Ann Coulter, speaking at a traditionally black college, joked that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. Coulter had told the Philander Smith College audience Thursday that more conservative justices were needed on the Supreme Court to change the current law on abortion. Stevens is one of the court's most liberal members. "We need somebody to put rat poisoning in Justice Stevens' creme...
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Re: father claims rights denied

MidLifeMan ·
That is what other female lawyer friends of mine have said but when you don't have a lot of money to begin with AND you are still trying to do right by your children paying laywer fees can be overwhelming. And I understand their are suppose to be free and pro bono legal services but most times the representation is poor or they are hard to find. Most laywers will throw out $5000-8000 retainer fee right off the bat...my brother in law payed the first laywer (female) 5000 and the second lawyer...
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Re: Erykah Badu's stage show

TruEssence ·
I have also seen Erykah Badu in concert and it was one of the best concerts I have seen! I love her vibe and energy and I agree with you msprettygirl it is very free flowing are orginal. Alot of people slept on her Worldwide Underground CD! I love that CD! I play it from the begining to the end without skipping one song!
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Re: The Elephant in the Room While Black Kids Misbehave? Single Parent Homes

sunnubian ·
______________________________________________ The name of the article he wrote was, "Race Gap in school discipline persists in Seattle." Unless he meant the race gap between some other races of people in those schools, 'white folks' would be the primary cause for the effect that he is writing about.
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Re: PBS: African American Lives

Faheem ·
PBS TO OFFER SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 1 – February 28, 2006 Alexandria, VA - January 25, 2006 - From history to culture to drama to independent film, PBS features year-round programming both created by and about African Americans. In honor of Black History Month, PBS will broadcast a variety of new and encore presentations that celebrate the rich history of African Americans. The centerpiece for this month of special programs is a four-hour series by Henry Louis...
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Re: Executives' Pensions Are the Deal of a Lifetime

Kweli4Real ·
In another thread, CF cited to spouse abuse in Africa and eluded to oppression in some Arab states. He then asked for the Capitalistic equivalent. Well, CF, here ya go:
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
I mean to me it only makes since. For instance Vince Young, arguably the true heisman, was brilliant in the championship game. Brilliant in the fact that his 4th and 5 game winning touchdown sealed a multi-million dollar deal, and placed the coach on a pedastle. I don't argue that he should recieve any financial compensation, but I do feel that many like him shouldn't have to struggle through K-12 as much, and depend on their athletic ability to be accepted into good schools. God forbid...
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Re: Al-Zawahri Mocks Bush Over Terrorism War

Black Viking ·
He'll do what he's always done, with exactly the same results. If there was anything I could do to keep him from botching this thing any further I would. He should be impeached and put on trial for treason. Lucky for him I'm not in charge. Typical terrorist. Offer conditional truce but fail to specify the conditions. Official U.S. policy is that we don't negotiate with terrorists. The reality is that we don't negotiate with anyone . Why does Al-Qaida even bother with this nonesense? Please...
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

kresge ·
Great letter. I think that some media outlets would pick it up and carry it; e.g., the black press and the liberal alternative media. It makes a great deal of sense to me. By the way, do you know what the graduation rate of black athletes are at UT. When I was in college in the 80's attending an SEC university, a study came out showing that many of the schools in the conference had not seen any black athletes graduate in over a decade.
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

kresge ·
What the ....? According to the link you provided, we are supposed to come up with a state of the union address without using the following words:
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
From Monsters and Critics.com Africa News Mali farmers don`t want GM crops By UPI Jan 31, 2006, 19:00 GMT SIKASSO, Mali (UPI) -- Mali farmers say they don`t want trials of genetically modified crops to begin in their nation -- the fourth poorest country in the world. The decision came following the first African \'farmers` jury\' to debate the issue, The Independent reported Tuesday. During the five-day meeting arguments for and against GM crop technology were presented. The meeting was held...
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Re: State of the Union: NPR WANTS YOUR VIEW

Kweli4Real ·
You know, I didn't go to the link. But what we have here, I think, is a tongue in cheek, kinda thing. The prohibited words make up the essence of everything Bush. And the Democratic response to the State of the Union Address should be the prohibited list with conjections and connectors inserted, where appropriate.
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Re: Hypothetically...Ofcourse

HeruStar ·
Please don't let that article detract from the real issue. It's just some FYI stats. The real issue remains... Of the 56 bowl teams, Black athletes got them there. Check out March Madness, and you'll get a similar observation. The NCAA should be more supportive of the black community, seeing as how the black community is a significant source of revenue. The NAACP should be more concerned about the FREE LABOR as well.
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Nmaginate ·
Major ... What/Where is the NBA's equivalent to an SAT? But, yeah... A guy with no B-Ball skills should get paid on GP just like an electrician or plumber should. Or better yet, a guy with no musical talent receiving an American Music Award for clangin' on a keyboard like a three year old. Somehow, somewhere this NBA stuff has to make some kind of sense. As for your personal story... KEY PHRASE: "Later in life..."And that's happened everywhere at all times, etc., etc. Hell, no doubt, people...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

umbrarchist ·
That song is for delude people that are proud of being deluded. This is where America was and where it is headed again. We have blown it over the last 60 years. 16 Tons Lyrics Tennesee Ernie Ford Some people say a man is made outta' mud A poor man's made outta' muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bones A mind that's a-weak and a back that's strong You load sixteen tons, what do ya get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go I owe my...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
The song is by Lee Greenwood, lovely Southern Baptist man. Surely, there are plenty of "freedoms" to be thankful for in this country. That we can even have these conversations on a public forum is something great. No one is completely free to do anything they want, anytime they want, but we have enough flexibility in this country to at least be a bit grateful.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Who said anything about being grateful? I asked about being "free".
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Re: Life After Limbo

Melesi ·
But isn't this last response a contradiction to the original posting? You wrote: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ It is evolutions like this one, which while supremely positive, give pause as to the "Godliness" of church doctrine...If not, then how is the church justified in amending God's word in this way - however popular or logical? +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Which assumes that everything that the Catholic Church says it says as if coming from God. But that is not the case. There are...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MidLifeMan ·
You have to ask what we/they/us/you/I think freedom really is? From OUR prospective we live under the illusion of freedom. This song represents my new found definition of freedom and the definition that is used by White men: "You are only as free as your ability to MAINTIAN and PROTECT your freedom. If you can't do this then you are not truley free." Which is why they are big on the "right to bare arms". That is why 9/11 was such a jolt to their system. They KNEW they couldn't be touched.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
1 - I don't think it's a "hillbilly" song. 2 - MBM 's initial post is basically just an opportunity for him to trot out these Southern stereotypes and mock these people in a "what do these backwards yokels who listen to this kind of music have to be happy about?" kind of way. And I think that's crap. I said already that none of us are completely, 100% free. But certainly Southerners are under no more delusions than their northern counterparts, who are free to suck in all the smog from their...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

MBM ·
Frenchy - I'm really sorry the point of the thread was lost on you. It has NOTHING to do with "southerners" or any other stereotype that you may be sensitive to. It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that here in America we are sold a bill of goods by our government and by the wealthy. To make a very long story short, we are told that we are "free", but in what way are we so? This is particularly the case for people who are poor and working class - who, basically, all they can do is struggle...
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Frenchy ·
Don't give me that Babe-in-the-Woods routine! Trailer parks? Sex with family members? Folks who revere "hillbilly" songs? Those things scream Southerners. In any event, I did read what you said and I responded to it directly in both my original post and my last post. I'm not going to address the insults.
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Nmaginate ·
Surely, when you made you first post saying that, it had nothing to do with stereotypes of Southerners and the Elitism(s) you say in it. Now, how come that theme of being "GRATEFUL" hasn't been consistent throughout your posts in this thread, Frenchy? I guess if it wasn't one thing... you can just shift to another, huh?? Now what was all of that about? Yep!! What was up with that "BE GRATEFUL" shit?
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Re: I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free.

Vox ·
I gather the point of MBM's post, on a basic level, is that people who revere that song have bought into this idea that they're so much better off in America, when in reality most of them live pretty crappy lives, with little to show for all of the opportunity they believe they have. Indeed, it's hard to argue that many of the so-called "rednecks" (southern or not, Frenchy/Nate, the stereotypes are of rednecks) who love that song are doing better than the average person from most of the...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Kevin41 ·
Tell Major to look at the bench in college basketball and see who the EXTRA scholarships go to even though those players never play.....nor have the talent of the starters.....a free ride in the true sense......
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Re: Should God?

kresge ·
Heru, I would assert that immutability is not a characteristic of God as represented in the biblical tradition. The God of the Bible is a God that repents, that changes his [sic] mind, etc. There are multiple covenants, there is an evolution of religious practices and teachings, etc. For example, do you follow all 613 laws of the Deuteronomic code? If not, why not? Look at the sexual ethic in the Hebrew Bible. Polygamy, levirate marriage, and concubines are all licit. As I interpret it, the...
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Re: Should God?

HeruStar ·
Kresge, I've got questions, and you've got answers that are always highly appreciated. Thanks for giving them freely. I've always wondered about the laws of the Deuteronomic code, and the absurdity of the laws of Leviticus. I gave myself a simple explanation (by all means please feel free to evaluate). Those laws applied to the Jews. The Jews were God's special project. There is no universalism implied in those laws and codes. The laws were more about God's (chosen) being held to and...
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Re: Judge Alito: Bye Bye Affirmative Action

Empty Purnata ·
WHERE THE F*CK ARE THESE WHITE TROLLS COMING FROM LATELY?? IT BET YOU ANYTHING THAT VN FORUMS, STORMFRONT OR FREE REPUBLIC PUT THEM UP TO IT.
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Activists keep alive memory of Iowa's civil-rights pioneers Fifty years ago, three blacks facing discrimination said enough was enough Edna Griffin challenged prejudice 50 years ago by asking to be served at the Katz Drug Store in downtown Des Moines. A year later she and two other blacks had their right to equal service affirmed. It was a watershed event in the civil-rights movement. By SHIRLEY SALEMY REGISTER STAFF WRITER Originally published 6/21/1998 On a hot summer afternoon, two Des...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

James Wesley Chester ·
Some suggest that they fear that if reparations are awarded that it will prevent African Americans from any future right to legal redress against discrimination. Aside from whether you think this argument makes sense or not, would you agree to a reparations award (of an agreeable amount) if the "cost" was any future opportunity to pursue legal remedy under a race specific claim? You could sue under any race neutral Constitutional protection but any race specific laws would be removed from...
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Re: Why Douching Is Unnecessary and Unsafe

Khalliqa ·
to clean the vagina ---Wash frequently with mild soap and water... change undergarments at least once a day.... to rinse away blood after monthly periods ---Wash frequently with mild soap and water.... change undergarments at least twice daily.... to get rid of odors from the vagina ---Wash frequently with mild soap and water.... go "free" at night occassionally.... refrain from restricting clothing.... eat a healthy diet... stay away from too much sugar and dairy.... change undergarments at...
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Re: My dad's barbershop -- and personal responsibility

Kevin41 ·
I wonder if CF is his son or little brother? I wonder if my spam alert disconnected the program that we thought was self-hater#1..I haven't seen a post od his...and do not get me wrong...I do not miss his azz........at all...... read this bullschit: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The (Blue) State Of The Union Address -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: February 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern...
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Re: Props to our brother and Reverend Joseph Lowery...

Huey ·
Did you see Hannity and Colmes where that punk ass Sean Hannity started complaining about Rev. Lowery and President Carter clowning the Shrub? That Hannity is punk ass snitchin' Rush Limbaugh wannabe. Dancing around the race factor, completely in denial that racism still exists. He and Larry Elder should be dancing partners on the next season of "Dancing With The Stars." Deejay: Free chicken and watermelon for qualifying for the semifinals. Elder: Did he say FREE??? Stop, Hammer Time.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
Like Black Viking, I am not anti-PC, but I am anti-censorship. Whether or not I find the comic offensive, I think that a publication has the right to print it and I believe that individuals have the right to protest against it non-violently. I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. Personal anecdote: I was a chaplain in NYC when...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

HonestBrother ·
This reminds of the Republican/corporate media response to Joseph Lowery's comments about Bush yesterday. They're not saying anything about "free speech" there. Instead he's accused of using Mrs. King's death for political purposes. It's only "free speech" when it expresses a pro-white/pro-USA/pro-corporate-power point of view.
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
And that's the rub as they say. Also, there is nothing comparable in terms of Christian symbols, as KRESGE suggested. Considering what KRESGE said, what's to come of this: I support their right to censure (express harsh criticism of the picture) but not to censor (control the press, speech, artistic expression). Free expression to my mind is integral to democratic society. So, basically, people are allowed to completely, purposely and repeatedly desecrate and violate everything that's sacred...
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Re: Danish Paper Refused "Offensive" Jesus Cartoons

ZAKAR ·
FREE SPEECH IS ONLY FREE FOR THOSE WHO OWN THE MEDIUMS OF COMMUNICATIONS.aND BIG BUSINESS OWN MOST OF THOSE,
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Re: Copying one of the white man hopes end in failure in Africa

Dusty Elbow ·
US may press Africa on GMOs By Shapi Shacinda Wed Feb 8, 10:35 AM ET The U.S. may push Africa to accept gene-altered (GMO) food now that the World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled the EU broke rules by barring GMO foods and seeds, but Africans vowed on Wednesday to resist. "We do not want GM (genetically modified) foods and our hope is that all of us can continue to produce non-GM foods," Zambian Agriculture Minister Mundia Sikatana told Reuters in Lusaka. "The decision by the WTO does...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

kresge ·
I think that the ethnicity (or historical accuracy" of the image is irrelevant as to its sanctity or sacredness. They are entirely different things. As to there being no comparable term in Christianity, again, I think that there are people who view the image of Christ in a comparable fashion. There is not the same restrictions on human images in Christianity as there is in Islam, but know Christians who where angry enough with the movie The Last Tempation of Christ to call in bomb threats to...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

UppityNegress ·
The cartoons were originally commisioned to test the boundaries of free speech in Denmark. An ethnically Danish author who was writing a pro-Muslim children's book on Islam, couldn't find anyone to illustrate it for fear of violence and persecution from the Muslims in Denmark. He questioned whether political correctness in regards to Muslims was hindering free speech in the country. The newspaper drawings were meant as a test--granted, a rather childish one. The smarter option would have...
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Re: Danish Newspaper And Mohammed Cartoon

Nmaginate ·
BUT you did not answer me question and "I stand by my view" that the Christ and Christian images are not comparably "sacred" in Christendom. Symbols of Christ, no matter what the lay or particular Christians feel about them [read: Christians angry enough over 'The Last Tempation of Christ' to call in bomb threats] , just aren't as sacred. It just doesn't translate. It's not the same language or the same word. There's a deeper, different meaning because of the very different tradition in...
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