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July 12, 2005



Can you have compassion to someone a person values? Most father's want good for their children, regardless of how they treat them. Likewise, most people want to do good to their friends. It isn't even had to love you fellow countrymen, especially after disasters like 911. But another ancient book says "If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only brothers, what are you doing more than anyone else? Do not even the pagans do that?"

Although as ancient people put different emphasis on different things, to the people it was written to, "tax collector" was the equivalent to a "traitor" and "pagan" was equivalent to "those in other countries". Don't terrorists still love those who love them (family, friends, etc). Shouldn't we aim to be better than these people?

Jason Roberts


Thank you for your comment.

As I said, compassion towards those one values is an entirely different subject; one that I will not get into here.

However, as to your enemy (espcially an enemy that has killed over 3000 of your people), there should never be compassion. Quite the contrary, you should feel absolute delight in wiping them off the earth. This is my point

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