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Old 03-30-2018, 09:26 AM
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No, you misunderstand my point. One does not have to take part in debauchery or whatever word you want to use to understand it. But one does have to live with or substantially encounter other people, other cultures, life as it really is, to have compassion. Arm-chair compassion is useless.
A statement like this assumes that I don't live, or work, or have never lived, or worked around people of different races, faiths, leanings, etc and therefore I can't have any compassion for other or don't have any compassion for others.

And that's false.

Acceptance is not compassion, and compassion is not acceptance. Without making too bit a deal about it, I help quite a few people out.
If you surrender a civilization to avoid social disapproval, you should know that all of history will curse you for your cowardliness - Alice Teller

If John of Patmos would browse the internet today for half an hour, I don't know if the Book of Revelations would be entirely different or entirely the same.
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