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Wed May 7, 2014, 07:28 PM

Dear Ted Cruz, My Religion Tells Me You are a Murderer, and Therefore I Must Not Save Your LIfe

Dear Ted Cruz,

As a Buddhist I would never take a life. However, you are an advocate of ritualized murder---also known as the death penalty in the United States. Most civilized countries in the world have outlawed this barbaric practice. It does not deter crime. It does not bring a sense of closure to those who have lost loved ones. All it does is perpetuate the myth that some people are expendable---and if we rid the world of them, the world will be a better place. And, in a country like the United States, where people are taught to be rugged individualists who value their own opinion over that of the government, it is much too easy for people to take the law into their own hands and "execute" the guy who just cut them off in traffic.

As an advocate of ritualized, deliberate murder, you are responsible for scores of deaths everyday. And therefore, my religion---my own personal interpretation of my own religion as I see it at this moment as I am writing this piece using my Constitutionally protected freedoms of speech and religion---my religion tells me that were I to have anything to do with you, I would become an accessory to murder. That means I can not donate money to your campaign. That means I can not sell you a sandwich. That means if I am staffing the Emergency Room where you are brought one night when you have a heart attack, I will have to decline---politely--to do "business" with you, because it would violate my religious beliefs, the way that Obama is attempting to violate the religious beliefs of those poor little nuns by forcing them to offer rape victims the emergency contraception they need to prevent being forcibly impregnated by their rapists.

So sorry I won't be able to help you. And sorry about the firefighter who won't be able to pull you from your burning house, because he is a Quaker and he couldn't answer to his God if aided a murderer. But you said yourself that religious freedom trumps all else. We promise we will never do anything to harm you. And we promise that if you ever come into harms way we will pray to God and Buddha to save you---or at least save your soul before you die and are damned to the Hell of Murderers.

Sincerely,

A physician who is just kidding, she will do everything in her power to pull you back from the brink of death if you ever die in her Emergency Room, although, were she to follow your logic, there is absolutely no reason that she should not put you outside on the curb and say "There is a Catholic hospital down the road. Your type isn't welcome here." Be very careful when you start calling health care "business". One day the "business" could be the "business" you or your loved ones need in order to survive.

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Reply Dear Ted Cruz, My Religion Tells Me You are a Murderer, and Therefore I Must Not Save Your LIfe (Original post)
McCamy Taylor May 2014 OP
Swede Atlanta May 2014 #1
freshwest May 2014 #2
eShirl May 2014 #3
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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed May 7, 2014, 07:32 PM

1. Touche!

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed May 7, 2014, 08:17 PM

2. Right there:

Be very careful when you start calling health care "business". One day the "business" could be the "business" you or your loved ones need in order to survive.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Wed May 7, 2014, 08:50 PM

3. wrong about what Quakerism teaches. n/t

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Response to eShirl (Reply #3)

Wed May 7, 2014, 09:05 PM

4. Did you not see the disclaimer at the bottom? She's using Cruz's logic, not her own.

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