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God In Our Midst (Being a Pestófor Good--September 2003)

What virtues do you need to stand up for an unpopular issue?


Date: 10/27/2003 10:44:50 AM
Name or Pseudonym: rosecarm
Subject: All issues are unpopular.

I agree with the idea that first we have to identify the meaning of "unpopular". Whenever there is an "issue", there is polarization, leaving someone feeling as if they are on the wrong side of the law. In the case of standing up for the trees in logging territory for instance, try being the guy who stands up for the loggers right to make a living instead. A person who does that gets slammed as uncaring, redneck, un peaceful. And yet, some people claim the logger is only trying to make a simple living, support his family, and incidentally, contribute to his church. I guess the virtue in standing up for unpopular issues is the understanding that all issues are unpopular and responding accordingly.

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