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Lassana Bathily, who worked at the market that came under attack, led a group of customers into a cold storage from to hide from the gunmen. He then risked his life, taking an elevator out into the street to connect with the police and explain the layout of the store, the AFP reported on Thursday.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Bathily will be awarded French citizenship on Tuesday.

“We’re brothers. It’s not a question of Jews, Christians or Muslims,” Bathily told a French news channel. “We’re all in the same boat, and we have to help one another to get out of this crisis.”

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/lassana-bathily-muslim-hostages-french-citizenship

 

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John Fugelsang “Some US Christians make me wonder if their Bible is just Revelation, Golden Calf & 2 lines of Leviticus duct-taped to a Left Behind book.”

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“Wouldn’t the fundamentalist Christians you know really want to vote for Jesus Christ for president? Who wouldn’t want to vote for an American president who was a peaceful radical nonviolent revolutionary guy who hung out with lepers, hookers and criminals, who never spoke English — was not an American citizen. A guy who was anti-wealth, anti-possessions, anti-self defense, anti-greed, anti-death penalty completely, anti-public prayer (Matthew 6:5 — he was) but never once anti-gay, never mentioned abortion, never really mentioned premarital sex, never justified torture, never called the poor lazy, never asked a leper for a copay, never fought for tax cuts for the wealthiest Nazarenes, and was a long-haired, brown-skinned — it’s in Revelation, I didn’t write it — brown-skinned, homeless, community organizing, pro-womens’ rights, Middle Eastern outrageously liberal reformer Jew.” — John Fugelsang

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John Fugelsang “Friends, here’s the bible lesson for the day, and it might come in handy for Christians, or atheists, or sane people of any faiths.  Because, right wing gun enthusiast Christians have new ammo in their fight to prove you can be a follower of Jesus while also enjoying weapons designed to kill lots of people in a short amount of time.  It’s Luke 22:36 and it’s become a mantra for fun loving, gun loving, father and the the son loving Christians.  And whatever you think of religion, you may well encounter this taking point.  It’s part of Luke’s account of what happened to Jesus right before the Roman soldiers came to arrest him, throw him in a Roman prison, and execute him with a Roman crucifix, or as Glen Beck puts it, killed by the Jews.  Now, in Luke 22:36 Jesus tells his apostles that he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one.  Now, this might surprise some of you who don’t remember the part in the Bible when Jesus turned water into a vest (?).  But, go ahead and search Luke 22:36 on Twitter.  Tons of Christians are throwing this around like the last part of the second amendment, conveniently forgetting the well regulated militia part.  It suits their tastes just fine, as long as you don’t read the rest, and put it all into context.  And, they’re saying this means Jesus is pro gun, the modern day sword.  But, what Jesus is really doing is talking about prophecy and being a criminal.  Because, as soon as Jesus throws down his line about buying a sword, he adds that they only need swords because the prophecy says they’re meant to be criminals.  Quote ‘For I say unto you that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, and he was reckoned among the transgressors.’  See, he’s not talking about defending yourself, he’s talking about having a sword as a prop so he can get arrested and fulfill the prophecy.  And the very next line the apostles say, hey Jesus, we’ve already got two swords here with us, and Jesus says that’s enough.  Jesus never sends them out to buy swords, no one ever buys a sword, and in fact when the jack-sandaled government thugs swoop in to arrest him, also known as Alex Jones’ wet dream, it’s Peter who pulls a sword and cuts off some guy’s ear.  Does Jesus join the fight?  No, he heals the wounded guy and tells his friends those who live by the sword, shall die by the sword.  In other words, my Judeo-Christian friends, Jesus never comes out against owning swords, but he’s pretty seriously against using them.  Of course, if Jesus had an AK-47 he could have mowed down the Romans, never been crucified, never had a religion named for him, and none of us would have to know who Pat Robertson was.  So remember, the best weapon for refuting these Bible thumpers, tends to be the Bible itself.  Because, the only way you can cling to both the Bible and a gun, is if you totally agree to not read the Jesus parts.  Here endeth the lesson.”

http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/fugelsang-the-only-way-you-can-cling-to-both-a-bible-and-a-gun-is-to-ignore-jesus/politics/2013/01/19/58723