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1? 2? 3? There Goes Another

By Peter Warren ·
In the world today, on each and every day of each and every year, a child starves to death or dies from hunger related diseases every three seconds. 1... 2? 3? there goes one. 1? 2? 3? and another 1? 2? 3? and another 1... .2? 3? one more???.

And what is the response of our government, the ?Christian values? people in power in America? The silence is deafening isn?t it.

1?2?3? another child 1?2?3? and another. While the ?Christian family values? Republicans plough hundreds of billions to the wealthiest Americans, while they pour hundreds of billions into Iraq, and hundreds more into our war machine, remember - 1? 2 ? 3? there goes another.

While the ?Christian? right fights against birth control, reproductive choice and AIDS vaccines; while it wastes our time and money on futile attempts to outlaw all things sexual outside of marriage between one man and one woman; while it rails against homosexuality and vilifies its opponents, remember - 1? 2? 3? another child gone.

While Republican supporters twist all logic in a vain attempt to be both Christian and free-market capitalists, remember - 1 ? 2 ? 3, another child dies

The farcical tragedy of America?s ?Christian family values? Republicans and ?Christian? right is that they are even less Christian than I am. 1? 2? 3? 1? 2? 3??................... ?????????????????????????????????????.

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So what's you point

by jdmercha In reply to 1? 2? 3? There Goes Anoth ...

Where are these starving children?
Why is the US responsible for fixing the problem?
Why can't their own governments fix the problem?
Why aren't you there feeding the starving children?
How can we get food to these starving chidlren when warlords are killing relief workers?
Why are children starving while their own governments spend millions of their own war machine?
Don't countries with starving children also have many wealthy citizens?
And to paraphrase Sam Kineson:
"They live in a freaking desert! Why don't they move? Nothing grows in the desert! We have a desert, we don't live there! Move!"

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Poor Sam

by Peter Warren In reply to So what's you point

--Where are these starving children?--

This is irrelevant to my post.


--Why is the US responsible for fixing the problem?--

Why not? Are we, or are we not, a Christian nation? According to our current right wing leadership, we are a Christian nation. Where?s the follow through? Or is Jesus just a convenient icon to drag up for votes?


--Why can't their own governments fix the problem?--

Good question. No doubt some children who are starving to death and dying of hunger related diseases would survive if their local ?governments? were better. But overall, the lack of resources undercuts many well meaning governments. Jesus? call for love, tolerance and charity cannot be satisfied with finger pointing at governments overseas.

--Why aren't you there feeding the starving children?--

This is irrelevant to my post. What I do or don?t do; what you do or don?t do; none of this one on one finger pointing addresses the hypocrisy and un-Christian behavior of the so-called Christian right and so-called compassionate conservatives.

--How can we get food to these starving children when warlords are killing relief workers?
Why are children starving while their own governments spend millions of their own war machine?
Don't countries with starving children also have many wealthy citizens?--

Three questions -- probably three more children gone. Please see above.

--And to paraphrase Sam Kineson:
"They live in a freaking desert! Why don't they move? Nothing grows in the desert! We have a desert, we don't live there! Move!"--

Would that they could. Perhaps the "Christian? and ?Islamic? nations, along with their leading loudmouth moralists, who are so good at lecturing the rest of us, will open their doors. Poor Sam ? he did have a way of cutting to the point.

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You speak

by jdclyde In reply to Poor Sam

yet say nothing.

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Actually, I think he told us all we need to know

by stan In reply to You speak

He told us that he has done nothing about the problem that he pretends to care about, and that people who are actually doing something about the problem are hypocrites, either because they aren't doing enough or they aren't going about it the way he thinks they should. No there's someone who understands hypocrisy first hand.

He says that the United States should fix the problems in the rest of the world. "Why not? Are we, or are we not, a Christian nation? According to our current right wing leadership, we are a Christian nation. Where?s the follow through?" He apparently isn't aware that corrupt or totalitarian governments might object. But I'm sure he'll be at the head of the line to enlist to enforce our will on the rest of the planet. Right?

He told us that he loves starving children because they are an excuse to call people names because they don't agree with him.

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Huh?

by Peter Warren In reply to Actually, I think he told ...

Wrong on all points. Care to try again?

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epw@

by jmgarvin In reply to Huh?

BEWARE, brave Captain. Here in the darkest depths of the Sea of Lament dwell the most horrible monsters of all, the fearsome murky demons of the deep will swallow you whole the instant you leave this pool of light. Heed my warning, or take one step forward and learn for yourself...

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You don't speak

by Peter Warren In reply to You speak

yet you reveal everything.

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You've just locked an open door... strange, yet symbolically compelling

by jmgarvin In reply to You don't speak
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Look around you pew

by jdclyde In reply to You don't speak

I HAVE spoken....

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Extremism hurts everyone

by oldbag In reply to 1? 2? 3? There Goes Anoth ...

The "Christian family values" you describe are just another form of religious extremism, with the same consequenses. They may not send suicide bombers but by imposing their will on others, the results are the same.

By protesting sex education is schools, they are increasing the problem of teen pregnancy. While abstinance does prevent unwanted births and STDs, how in the world can a teen make an informed choice with no knowledge of what the consequences are.

It has been many years since I gave up on organized religion. The final straw was when the upright Church ladies chatised my freind's mother for allowing her daughter to go to church 'looking like that'. This friend had been in the hospital for several months battling a serious illness and did not look so great but she should have been welcomed and embraced for finding the courage to go.

My children have been raised to respect others but other than weddings and funerals have not attended formal services. They are better for it.

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