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Thankful

News and I have a love/hate relationship.

I listen to The Today Show each morning, but by the time I really start paying attention they are to the light and happy news, well past the sad or difficult news. I used to be great about reading through at least the days headlines, if not skimming a couple dozen articles each morning before I dove into work. I should do this more. Per this mantra, I was browsing a bit today on some newsie websites and stumbled across this article.

This article did two things to me. First it reminded me of how painfully unaware I have let myself become. Just a few months ago I would have been far more knowledgeable on the current culture in the Middle East or the myriad of other news that is happening around the world. I don’t like this complacency about myself.

The second thing it did was break my heart. Her punishment seems barbaric to me… 90 lashes!?  That is something they did 1000 years ago, not today! I’m so grateful to live in a country that I this feels barbaric! What would it be like to know that if you are arrested for a crime, a punishment option is flogging? I can’t wrap my mind around it… can you?

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  1. Yes, it is awful. And they are proving the points made in the movie by punishing her. Have you seen this story? This pastor has been given the death sentence for refusing to recant his Christian faith.

    http://aclj.org/iran/americans-support-pastor-youcef-overwhelming

    | Reply Posted 5 years, 11 months ago


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