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07 August 2009 @ 11:18 pm
Another Teletext Post  
I just sent this thing off to Teletext. I doubt they'll print it, but I might as well put it up here (and on my own blog):-

Compassion Shortage

As a Buddhist and atheist, I offer compassion to Ronnie Biggs and his family. For his sins, he never hurt me or any of you personally.

Did not Christ defend a condemned criminal, saying "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone?" I doubt Christ would have approved of the spirit of meanness and spite on these pages of late.


Off to bed now. Night night.
 
 
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ijournalerijournaler on August 8th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
I haven't seen any tabloid headlines on the release of Ronnie Biggs but I can imagine the kind of thing they said. As a Christian I applaud your attitude of compassion. We have a Criminal Justice System to deal with crime and punishment and look after the interests of society and that should be enough said.
fiat_knoxfiat_knox on August 10th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
The compassion shared by the likes of Padre Pio, St Francis of Assisi and Mother Teresa of Calcutta among others is the highest expression of Christian virtue. Christ himself must have realised the strength that compassion gives to a human heart - which is why his parables included the story of the Good Samaritan.

Compassion, like mathematics, should be a universal constant, in my book, whosoever's words you choose to follow.