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"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

When God Made Me

Was he thinking about my country
or the color of my skin?
Was he thinking about my religion
Or the way I worship him?
Did he create just me in his image
or every living thing?

When God made me
When God made me

Was he planning only for believers
Or for those who just had faith?
Did he envision all the wars
that were fought in his name?
Did he think there was only one way
to be close to him?

When God made me
When God made me

Did he give us the gift of love
to say who we could choose?

When God made me
When God made me

Did he give me the gift of voice
so some could silence me?
Did he give me the gift of vision
not knowing what I might see?
Did he give me the gift of compassion
to help my fellow man?

When God made me
When God made me

---Neil Young

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