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Religion claims its place in Occupy Wall Street
The Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2011 | Jay Lindsay and Karen Matthews

Posted on 10/23/2011 1:44:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Downtown Dewey Square is crammed with tents and tarps of Occupy Boston protesters, but organizers made sure from the start of this weeks-old encampment that there was room for the holy.

No shoes are allowed in the "Sacred Space" tent here, but you can bring just about any faith or spiritual tradition.

A day's schedule finds people balancing their chakras, a "compassion meditation" and a discussion of a biblical passage in Luke. Inside, a Buddha statue sits near a picture of Jesus, while a hand-lettered sign in the corner points toward Mecca....

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TOPICS: Islam; Judaism; Mainline Protestant; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: buddhism; christianity; judaism; occupy; occupywallstreet
A Christian who is not trying to save your soul isn't doing his job.

"...a minister of Jesus Christ ought to love every body and fear no mortal man..." ~General Andrew Jackson

1 posted on 10/23/2011 1:44:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leave it to AP to use religion as a way to give the OWS crowd some favorable publicity. Religion is the last thing this crowd wants, unless one counts Marx, Alinsky and Mao as religious figures.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 1:49:02 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Inside, a Buddha statue sits near a picture of Jesus, while a hand-lettered sign in the corner points toward Mecca...."

Jesus the the moneychangers out of the temple. Our Lord and Savior would not be pleased with the symbols of Buddha and Mohammed being present.

3 posted on 10/23/2011 1:52:54 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“No one comes to the Father except through Me,” Jesus said — and He doesn’t share.


4 posted on 10/23/2011 1:53:16 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (If he has nothing to hide, why is he spending so much $$$ hiding it?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.”


5 posted on 10/23/2011 1:57:38 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yeah? Asks the Creeks, Cherokees, Seminoles, Choctaws and Chickasaws how much Andy loved them.
6 posted on 10/23/2011 2:00:12 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let the clown media continue to promote these jokers. Their credibility couldn’t sink any faster than it already is.


7 posted on 10/23/2011 2:02:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: righttackle44

Andy wasn’t a minister.


8 posted on 10/23/2011 2:04:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: rockvillem

While they may have a Cross, Buddha, etc. in the tent whatever discussions they are having are almost certainty not what the respective religions are about.


9 posted on 10/23/2011 2:04:18 PM PDT by matt04
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To: rockvillem
"If Moses or Jesus or Mohammed were alive in this day and time they'd be out there guiding and inspiring and teaching these young people," he said.

Moses would tell them, "Whoever is on the Lord's side, let him come to me."

Jesus would say, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

And the Holy Spirit speaking through Paul would tell the OWS folks, "Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need."

And if Mad Mo was alive, he would say, "hunt them down, cut off their heads and enslave them."

10 posted on 10/23/2011 2:18:04 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The movement could still attract center-right religious support from the Roman Catholic Church, said Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America. But he said it must be clear protesters in the still-fuzzily-defined movement share mainstream Catholic concerns about consumerism and an unfettered free market.

I'm a Protestant but I'm pretty sure that isn't a mainstream Catholic concern.
11 posted on 10/23/2011 2:21:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: matt04
They don't really have a statue of the Buddha.

This is Hotei, a good luck "god" in China or as my teacher called him, a Chinese kitchen god.

This is a statue of the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni.


12 posted on 10/23/2011 2:23:57 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Occupy SF: Let People Print Money
13 posted on 10/23/2011 2:28:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like the online mag run by Obama’s “spiritual advisor” (Jim Wallis) is on board with the marxists.

Jesus the Occupier? WWJD and OWS

http://blog.sojo.net/2011/10/23/jesus-the-occupier-wwjd-and-ows/


14 posted on 10/23/2011 2:30:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I agree. Let them print money. Anyone dumb enough to take it deserves every cent of its value. LOL

That experiment would run out of gas after about one transaction.


15 posted on 10/23/2011 2:36:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: cripplecreek

WITWWWOSIT?

(What in the wide wide world of sports is that?)

16 posted on 10/23/2011 2:41:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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“Jesus said to Fast Moving Angel, “I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man or woman comes to the Father except by Me,” John 14:6


17 posted on 10/23/2011 2:52:08 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: RichInOC

The devil led Him up to a high place and showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to Him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” Luke 4:5-7 NIV

So what happened then Nana ???

Good question little Grasshopper...

Since none of that was the devil’s to give away,

The LORD Jesus Christ answered , “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’” Luke 4:8 NIV


18 posted on 10/23/2011 3:05:50 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Kandy Atz

Where’s the source for those scriptures ???


19 posted on 10/23/2011 3:07:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Kandy Atz

Amen my friend - this movement has nothing whatsoever to do with the Judeo-Christian tradition and everything to do with a Marxist view that can only bring misery. These smelly hippies are too ignorant to realize that they are the brownshirts of the neo-Marxist Obama movement. They are too ignorant to realize how ironic their fundamental world view is - anarchists for totalitarianism.


20 posted on 10/23/2011 4:01:16 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I bet it wasn’t: Shall not Covet.


21 posted on 10/23/2011 4:23:37 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: Tennessee Nana

Exodus 32:26
John 14:6
Ephesians 4:28

paraphrase of verses from the koran like: 2:190-191, 2:193, 3:12, 3:151-152, 4:89, 5:33, 8:12-13, 8:67, 9:5, 9:73


22 posted on 10/23/2011 4:27:08 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: righttackle44

General Jackson, so far as I know, wasn’t a minister.


23 posted on 10/23/2011 4:47:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A day's schedule finds people balancing their chakras, a "compassion meditation" and a discussion of a biblical passage in Luke.

I wonder if they'd like a discussion of John 14:6, Acts 4:12, or perhaps Isaiah 42:8?

Jesus doesn't share the stage with the fake gods.

24 posted on 10/23/2011 5:47:27 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: re_nortex

I’m surprised a Muslim caring about the direction of Mecca was ever in the tent, seeing that the Buddha and Jesus are still there.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wonder where they put the temples to Baal and the Asteroth poles.


26 posted on 10/24/2011 7:38:10 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: TigersEye

One false god or another..


27 posted on 10/24/2011 10:38:57 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

The only people who claim Buddha is a god are non-Buddhists. :-)


28 posted on 10/24/2011 10:45:03 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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