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Old 02-12-2005, 03:35 PM   #1
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American Nun Shot to Death

....trying to protect the rights of the poor and of the environment in the Amazonian rain forest.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp..._brazil_nun_dc


There are many threads running in FYM about Christianity and what it means to be a "Christian".

I propose, after all is said and done, Dorothy Stang is the EPITOME of a Christian and God's Love in action.

May we all be more like her.

Our Christian actions speak louder than our "christian" words.

THE GOAL IS SOUL....
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May she rest in peace with God in heaven.
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I just saw this horrible news on a Catholic news list I'm signed onto. What is this world coming to? I'm shocked and upset. A nun? Who's next?
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Verte, there were six American nuns who were killed in El Salvador during the early 1980's for their work with the poor and for human rights in that country.

El Salvador then had a politically repressive government supported by the Reagan administration as the U.S. government's
"buffer" against the then socialist government of Nicaragua.

The Reagan administration DID NOTHING to find the killers of these nuns, some who had been viciously raped and no one that I am aware of has ever been brought to justice for their murders.

Makes you sick, doesn't it?
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I know jamilla, I remember those nuns who were killed. In fact, U2 had *much* to do with my convervion to Catholism. Not everyone is going to like this. That's Ok, you can't fit everyone in the same box. This stuff is what made me go to demonstrations, protesting this stuff, it made me so sad.
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And this killing of this nun? How is this supposed to make me feel?
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I'm so sickened by this, all I can do is go to bed.
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That's horrendous! I'm utterly disgusted.
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And this killing of this nun? How is this supposed to make me feel?
without wishing to sound too unsympathetic or provoking but, would it have mattered as much to you if she wasn't a catholic nun? She was there as an environmentalist foremost, not a Christian, and was attacked because of such reasons.
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without wishing to sound too unsympathetic or provoking but, would it have mattered as much to you if she wasn't a catholic nun? She was there as an environmentalist foremost, not a Christian, and was attacked because of such reasons.
Absolutely. I'm also an environmentalist. To kill anyone who is in some sort of service role is a crime of the first magnitude.
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Christian actions speak louder than "christian" words.

Faith without the works is meaningless to God - please check out the New Testament.

And since when is standing up for the rights of poor people and of God's green earth not a Christian thing to do?
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Absolutely. I'm also an environmentalist. To kill anyone who is in some sort of service role is a crime of the first magnitude.
Whilst I don't agree with the 'service role' point, thank you for clarifying your point of view.

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Christian actions speak louder than "christian" words.

And since when is standing up for the rights of poor people and of God's green earth not a Christian thing to do?

I'll check out the new testiment after my second reading of the 'Koran', Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' and Jeremy Clarkson's new book thanks.

If I went and chained myself to a tree, would that make me a Christian? No, it wouldn't, even though you may brand it 'Christian action'.
I am not denying that "standing up for the rights of poor people and God's green earth" is not what the bible instructs its subjects to do, I am saying that the lady in question in the article was in Brazil as an environmentalist. She was not murdered for being Christian, she was murdered for being an environmentalist.
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She was murdered for trying to save God's green earth.

Why is that so hard to understand?
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