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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 30, 2008 16:20      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The Wall Street Journal is carrying this heart-warming story of Christmas spirit...

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From TFA:
A Bergen County homeless shelter is homeless itself - again.

The First Reformed Church of Hackensack dismissed the FAITH Foundation in a dispute over rules at its Christmas dinner for about 100 homeless people last week.

Church officials say they wanted a sermon and carols before dinner was fed. But shelter director Robin Reilly started serving food first, saying some patrons hadn't eaten for 24 hours.

Ms. Reilly says she'll try to find a new place to help the homeless

Ya gotta love that good old-fashioned Christian Charity.

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fs

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And people say religion is losing it's relevance. But I say that will never happen, not as long as there's still a need for somewhere the assholes of the world can congregate and arbitrarily exert power of those weaker and less fortunate than themselves.

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2008 05:27      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
__________________ This whole story stinks. Back in Flint Mi. one of the Catholic Parish's ran a soup kitchen, they fed a huge number of people every day, the local non Cath. churches were invited to help. Our Paster (Southern Baptist) could be seen at the soup kitchen most every night, along side of the priest, Methodist, and Mennonite pastors. I had no problem helping at the parish, however some of the deacons at our church often complained that our paster was not doing his duties for our church. I felt if the deacons were so holy they should take over those undone things and or come to the soup kitchen and pick up a scoop.

People coming to a soup kitchen will remember the meal far longer than the sermon.

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 31, 2008 19:00      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by TheMoMan:
People coming to a soup kitchen will remember the meal far longer than the sermon.

And they'll remember being turned out in the cold even longer.

As a long-haired troublemaker once said

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits"

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Icon 1 posted January 01, 2009 09:45      Profile for MacManKrisK     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
As a long-haired troublemaker once said

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits"

Aye! Damn hippies! [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by MacManKrisK:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
As a long-haired troublemaker once said

"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits"

Aye! Damn hippies! [Razz]
BTW, slightly off topic, but for the hippie [Catholic] Music Director:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/26/education/26chorus.html

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