--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
wrote:
>
> --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> 
> wrote:
> >
> > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "shempmcgurk" 
<shempmcgurk@> 
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Peter <drpetersutphen@> 
> > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > --- shempmcgurk <shempmcgurk@> wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer
> > > > > <fairfieldlife@> 
> > > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > http://www.amritapuri.org/teachings/message/cartoon.php
> > > > > >
> > > > > 
> > > > > My opinion:
> > > > > 
> > > > > Amma should have kept her mouth shut.  Her words
> > > > > border on justifying 
> > > > > the actions of murderers and terrorists.
> > > > 
> > > > How so? She's just pointing out that people get upset
> > > > when something they hold very dear is made fun of.
> > > 
> > > Well, yeah, Charles Manson was very upset with Terry Melcher 
for 
> > > treating his songwriting, which Manson held very dear, so 
> > > frivolously and Mark David Chapman was very upset with John 
> Lennon 
> > > for making fun of Christianity which Chapman, a born-again, 
held 
> > > very dear.
> > > 
> > > In times of turmoil and murder, responsible people don't go out 
> of 
> > > their way to justify why murderers are doing what they are 
> doing.  
> > > Instead they concentrate on bringing peace to the situation.
> > 
> > But you can't bring peace to a situation if you don't
> > understand why it's violent.
> 
> 
> 
> Agreed.
> 
> But timing and tact require leaders to tread delicately as to what 
> is appropriate to say at what time.
> 
> Trying to understand why a murderer does what he does is not, in my 
> opinion, appropriate at the time that the murders ARE STILL TAKING 
> PLACE.  What is appropriate at that time is other words and other 
> guidance.
> 
> 
> 

Unless its in a hostage situation, of course....

...and likely other scenarios as well.

> 
> 
> > 
> > <duh>
> >
>






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