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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Torture – 8 March 2008
By Mary T. Hoffman

Part of this week’s NOW on PBS program was about torture – the deliberate cruelty imposed on prisoners to force information out of them. Watching this program made me wonder why any civilized person would even consider such an option.

Surely, this great country of ours is taking a very serious step backward that may have devastating repercussions worldwide. I wondered what kind of an example we set when we stoop to the level of the enemy. It is this sort of inconsistency in behavior that makes a nation and those leaders who claim to be “Christians” appear hypocritical, to say the least.

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