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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 02:32 PM

Damn Christians!

I also found these thoughtful comments by Peter O'Toole which only endeared him more to me than before:


“I am a retired Christian,” he announced playfully, relaxing in his trailer at the end of a hard workday. His costume had been replaced by sweater, jacket, pants and an ascot.

Six decades after his altar-boy childhood and subsequent loss of faith, Mr. O’Toole said he looked elsewhere for life guidance. “I suggest that an education and reading and facts aren’t bad things on which to ponder a few notions,” he said. But he acknowledged a “very strong and very real” spiritual side to his nature.

“No one can take Jesus away from me,” he said, having just expressed an affection for the Sermon on the Mount (“Blessed are the meek,” etc.). “There’s no doubt there was a historical figure of tremendous importance, with enormous notions. Such as peace.”

Reminds me somewhat of the thoughts of the great Albert Schweitzer

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Fri Jan 3, 2014, 10:05 PM

1. Just got around to seeing this...

Brought a few tears to my eyes.

Thanks for posting this!

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