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A Debt That Cannot Be Repaid

I read this yesterday, and a number of us thought it should be re-posted here.

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In a country that most would struggle to find on a map, in a compound that few possess the courage to enter, men from my previous life took the fight to our enemy.

In that compound, they found men that pray five times a day for your destruction.  Those men don’t know me, they don’t know you, and they don’t know America.  They don’t understand our compassion, our freedoms, and our tolerance.  I know it may seem as if those things are currently missing, but they remain, and I know they will return.  Our capacity for them is boundless, and is only dwarfed by their hatred for you.  They don’t care about your religious beliefs; they don’t care about your political opinions.  They don’t care if you sit on the left or the right, liberal or conservative, pacifist or a warrior.  They don’t care how much you believe in diversity, equality, or freedom of speech.

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Quotes Worth Pondering

Among the magazines I read every week is This Week Magazine, which gives a summary of the week’s news from the world’s publications. And unlike most publications they try to give a balanced approach, giving both sides of an issue presented by different publications.

 

And within each issue is a column called “Wit and Wisdom”, quotations from various people they offer to foster some thought with the reader.

I have to say I already liked the late actor Robert Mitchum who replied, when asked by a reporter if a certain tabloid article about him was true, reportedly said, “Whatever they say it’s all true”. Compare that today to the legions of “celebrities” who “tweet” constantly. Mitchum didn’t care what was written about him.

I admire that.

Anyway here’s a few for you to ponder courtesy of This Week Magazine:

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