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  1. It is such a strange country, so much to love and so much to loath. I met some fantastic people when I was there, and some that just made me want to cry.
    The most tragic was a 14 year old boy who was fascinated by the fact I was from another country, we talked for quite a while. I was so sad at his outlook on life. He was set to join the military when he was old enough and when I asked him why he just said because his father and his grandfather did and it was just the way it was.

  2. Shunda, I’m quite sure the majority of the people there were christians. Not all religious people have fallen for the extremism of the right.

  3. I’ve been to the states twice, attended Christian conferences at a ministry I had huge respect for. In fact this particular ministry probably saved my life from the depression and condemnation that came from a particularly destructive form of Pentecostalism that I was involved in.
    So it has been extremely difficult for me to see them fall to the insanity and fear that has gripped conservative America.
    The above speech brought a tear to my eye, I hope there were some Christians there to hear it.
    I don’t think Obama is a very good president, but when I hear Christian leaders I used to respect saying stupid stuff like “I am persuaded he is 45% Muslim” I have to shake my head in disbelief.
    It is bloody hard to see people you see as mentors fall to such fear and delusion, they are not even being consistent with their own teachings.
    It’s not that they are bad people, just that fear seems to be contagious.

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