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In a message dated 5/29/00 8:45:41 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< I am not comfortable saying pledges or written prayers and can't fault
anyone who doesn't relate to these rituals. These rituals are fine
for good people who have studied the words and repeating the ritual
connects them with the cause but this did not create the good person
in the first place. Many very sick people are into pledging, saluting
and, chanting (singing) to connect themselves to their cause. The
rituals didn't cause them to be sick but it can keep them connected to
the sickness. They are still sick with or without the rituals. Good,
caring people are good and caring with and without the rituals.
Absolutely agree. What is it that scoundrels do? Wrap themselves in the flag!
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