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  • write3chairs
    Aug 30, 2009
      --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, "val2160" wrote:

      > http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/08/29/politics/main5274088.shtml?tag\
      > =cbsContent;cbsCarousel

      "Time never heals; we carry on because we have to."
      Kennedy, in a personal letter sent to Christy Coombs,
      who lost a loved one in the 9/11 attacks (ABC News, Thursday)

      > --- In anthroposophy_tomorrow@yahoogroups.com, dottie zold wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Friends, with Ted Kennedy passing there has been alot of coverage
      > of speeches he made on the television and in the newspapers. I thought
      > it so interesting I found myself experiencing what others had termed as
      > Camelot. There is this nobility that somehow exudes in a way off of
      > those brothers. Considering what Ms. Shriver did as well with the
      > forming of the Special Olympics and her overall cando spirit I do feel
      > that this family somehow in someway felt aligned with some higher caller
      > as a whole. I never really put any attention to this when others would
      > say it but listening in on Ted Kennedy's thoughts at various times in
      > his life kind of surprised me.
      > >
      > > One of the things I found interesting is that they were thinkers. And
      > this thinking was trying to align itself with God and at the same time
      > with the social considerations that man finds himself in today.
      > >
      > > I have an article from the times that I want to share a comment he
      > made at Liberty Liberty Baptist College at the invitation of Jerry
      > Falwell:
      > >
      > > " People of conscience should be careful how they deal in the word of
      > their Lord. In our own history, religion has been falsely invoked to
      > sanction prejudice - even slavery - to condemn labor unions and public
      > spending for the poor. I believe the prophecy, 'The poor you have always
      > with you' is an indictment, not a commandment.' (...) quoting Pope John
      > Paul XXIII "We must beware of those who burn with zeal but are not
      > endowed with much sense."
      > >
      > > I also found it interesting that when he was trying to figure out the
      > boundaries between supporting pro choice laws and morality along the
      > religious lines. They say the Kennedy family pulled together a group of
      > religious scholars, mostly Jesuits, The article shares that the 'great
      > Jesuit Rev. John Courtney Murray, influenced who 'distinguished between
      > the moral aspects of an issue and the feasibility of enacting
      > legislation enacting legislation about that issue.'
      > >
      > > " The Hyannis Port theologians agreed that Catholic lawmakers 'might
      > tolerate legislation that would permit abortion under certain
      > circumstances if political efforts to repress this moral error led to
      > greater perils to social peace and order.'
      > >
      > > The more I consider the greatness, coolness, clearness, agreeing or
      > not agreeing, in some of the top Jesuit teachers, not their essoterists,
      > I find them so well aligned with the Rabbinical thinking! It's just that
      > they understand Jesus to have come but the thinking, the push in both of
      > these religious mannerisims are one after the other in a way. The Jesuit
      > scholars and the Rabbis have really brought a clear thinking, again
      > agreeing or not with what they share is besides the point, to the moral
      > elements of the Bible.
      > >
      > > All good things,
      > > Dottie
      > >
      > > "If there is something more powerful than destiny, this must be the
      > human being who bears destiny unshaken." Rudolf Steiner
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