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berberry
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Message 1 of 16 (254601)
10-24-2005 11:05 PM


If the Pope gets his own thread when he dies, then by damn so does Rosa Parks! This isn't exactly sad news, since Rosa has suffered terribly in her old age. She lived a full life and made life better for a lot of people.

May God bless her.


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Message 2 of 16 (254603)
10-24-2005 11:09 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by berberry
10-24-2005 11:05 PM


Tomorrow I'll ride a bus in her name.

Peace.


we are limited in our ability to understand
by our ability to understand

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DorfMan
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Message 3 of 16 (254613)
10-24-2005 11:44 PM
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10-24-2005 11:09 PM


I'm with you
quote:
Tomorrow I'll ride a bus in her name.

Peace.


And in her honor, I'll sit in the front of the bus.
Actually, sitting in the back of it would do as well.


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Message 4 of 16 (254614)
10-24-2005 11:53 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by berberry
10-24-2005 11:05 PM


she was a great American
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Parasomnium
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Message 5 of 16 (254661)
10-25-2005 8:18 AM
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10-24-2005 11:44 PM


Re: I'm with you
Dorfman writes:

And in her honor, I'll sit in the front of the bus.
Actually, sitting in the back of it would do as well.

Why don't you, in her honour, sit wherever you damn well please?


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Message 6 of 16 (254668)
10-25-2005 9:16 AM
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10-25-2005 8:18 AM


Re: I'm with you
quote:
Why don't you, in her honour, sit wherever you damn well please?

Always wanted to be on top of it.


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Message 7 of 16 (254671)
10-25-2005 9:20 AM
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10-25-2005 9:16 AM


Re: I'm with you
Dorfman writes:

Always wanted to be on top of it.

Then India is the place for you:


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iano
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Message 8 of 16 (254675)
10-25-2005 9:51 AM


Parks' belief in God and her religious convictions are at the core of everything she does. It is the overriding theme in her book and the message she hopes to impart: "I'd like for [readers] to know that I had a very spiritual background and that I believe in church and my faith and that has helped to give me the strength and courage to live as I did."

The courage of her convictions perhaps having no doubt read Pauls "it is not me who lives but Christ in me".

I'll give her all your regards when I get there..


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DorfMan
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Message 9 of 16 (254680)
10-25-2005 10:25 AM
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10-25-2005 9:20 AM


Re: I'm with you
quote:
Dorfman writes:

Always wanted to be on top of it.

Then India is the place for you:


ahahahahahaaaaaaa, grazie mille! I love it. Thank you.
In my next life, I'll be a mahout and be on top of it some more.


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New Cat's Eye
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Message 10 of 16 (254801)
10-25-2005 6:52 PM
Reply to: Message 8 by iano
10-25-2005 9:51 AM


Rosa Parks writes:

I'd like for [readers] to know that I had a very spiritual background and that I believe in church and my faith and that has helped to give me the strength and courage to live as I did.

Well, I guess that's one answer to What is religion good for?

nwr writes:

What is the value of religion, in the sense of its social role within society? And what is the value of religion to an individual?

:)


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Message 11 of 16 (254805)
10-25-2005 7:39 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by New Cat's Eye
10-25-2005 6:52 PM


quote:
Rosa Parks writes:

I'd like for [readers] to know that I had a very spiritual background and that I believe in church and my faith and that has helped to give me the strength and courage to live as I did.

Well, I guess that's one answer to What is religion good for?



I don't doubt that many people find that religion contributes to their lives in such ways. I personally respect people's choice of religion, even if that is not what I would choose to believe.

However, it wasn't quite what we were looking for in that thread.


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Ben!
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Message 12 of 16 (254878)
10-26-2005 9:28 AM


Sheryl Swoopes
Sheryl Swoopes, always a pioneer in women's basketball, today becomes the sport's first openly gay superstar.

It's not so much that she's black, or that's she's a woman, that I'm posting this here. There have even been sports stars that have declared they're gay before.

But Sheryl Swoopes is the closest it's got to a mainstream American sports star who's discussed having a homosexual orientation. And what she's doing is American--she's standing up for what she thinks is right. Like Rosa Parks. Except Rosa Parks didn't stand up--she remained sitting.

A couple of quotes.

"My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero," Swoopes, a forward with the Houston Comets, says in the article. "I'm just at a point in my life where I'm tired of having to pretend to be somebody I'm not. I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love."

"Male athletes of my caliber probably feel like they have a lot more to lose than gain [by coming out]. I don't agree with that. To me, the most important thing is happiness."

Here's to hoping that Swoopes willingness to stand up for what she believes in can inspire others to do so. Having openly gay atheletes in a country where sports figures are so culturally influential would be a huge step in the right direction in my eyes.

So, here's to celebrating Rosa Parks' memory by celebrating those who exhibit the same basic qualities that make America special--this is a place where we stand up for our rights. Let's not lose that.

Ben


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iano
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Message 13 of 16 (254902)
10-26-2005 12:28 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by Ben!
10-26-2005 9:28 AM


Re: Sheryl Swoopes
Ben writes:

So, here's to celebrating Rosa Parks' memory by celebrating those who exhibit the same basic qualities that make America special--this is a place where we stand up for our rights. Let's not lose that.

It is worth nothing that there is nothing particularily unique to American about people standing up for their rights. In fact the chances of getting persecuted to death/prison/torture for standing up for ones rights is by far and away less in America than in many countries in the world today.

My thoughts turn to places like China...


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crashfrog
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Message 14 of 16 (254958)
10-26-2005 10:04 PM
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10-26-2005 12:28 PM


Re: Sheryl Swoopes
In fact the chances of getting persecuted to death/prison/torture for standing up for ones rights is by far and away less in America than in many countries in the world today.

Boy, that's for sure. Thank god for the ACLU.


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iano
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Message 15 of 16 (255036)
10-27-2005 7:39 AM
Reply to: Message 14 by crashfrog
10-26-2005 10:04 PM


Re: Sheryl Swoopes
Crash writes:

Thank god

Halleujah....he's seen da light :)


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