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Occupy Wall Street: 'Protest Chaplains' Shepherd Movement's Spiritual Side

There are 87 comments on the www.huffingtonpost.com story from Oct 27, 2011, titled Occupy Wall Street: 'Protest Chaplains' Shepherd Movement's Spiritual Side. In it, www.huffingtonpost.com reports that:

As waves of demonstrators descended on New York City to protest corporate greed, they were met by typical sounds of raucous youth-led protests: drum beats, police sirens and shouted political slogans.

They didn't expect to hear hymns.

Yet protestors rounding the corner of Zuccotti Park encountered dozens of white-robed worshipers singing spirituals and blessing the demonstrators while holding signs reading "Blessed are the poor" and brandishing handmade Christian crosses.

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Torrance, CA

#86 Nov 2, 2011
get America out of the US.

US is already corrupted by greedy China.
China has already secretly become the red 51st state.
America and the US is no longer the same thing.

www.USaIsNotAmerica.com
http://www.rense.com/general21/USvsAmerica.ht...

"A house divided against itself cannot stand; therefore, the United States of America has already fallen. It has fallen because America has been replaced by the United States. "

this new United States includes a corrupt and greedy China which has 5 times more population than America.

America is becoming unimportant inside the US.
this is the new world order.

time for American Revolution II to free America from this US empire?

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#87 Nov 2, 2011
more truth wrote:
Roller derby hockey sounds good.
I support the Occupy movement, but not lying idle all day. I would like to see huge public protests against several of the problems going on that have been hanging around for years.
The politicians involved in the banking deregulation should be thrown out of office at least, if not put in jail.
How long are we going to put up with the health insurance mess? Are we going to wait until mobs starting hanging health insurance agents?
Amazing that there is a huge demand for single payer, the obvious solution that everyone should pay into the system to provide "medicare for all" and yet we come up with this huge mysterious health reform package similar to the Romney mess in Mass.
The start is simple enough, never re-elect anyone.
make them pay their own way and you'd see change real fast.
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#88 Nov 2, 2011

“"Tanners Flat" U dummy”

Since: Jan 10

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#89 Nov 2, 2011
What wrote:
I am not from the north. But is it true that occupy Wall street. Is nothing more than dead beats who don't want to work hard for a living. I mean I understand if your train in a field and went to college for it. But damn! Sometimes the jobs are just not there. You may have accept a job cleaning windows, or working construction. Its called WORK. Not lay down time.
Tell that to your puppetmaster.

Rush Limbaugh on NAFTA: "If we are going to start rewarding no skills and stupid people--I'm serious, let the unskilled jobs, let the kinds of jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do--let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work." (Radio show quoted in FRQ, Fall/93)

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#90 Nov 3, 2011
more truth wrote:
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45134339/ ns/us_news-life/
The unions are in this.
Are you saying that's a bad thing?
This nation needs to get organized, to bring back a living wage to blue collar working class citizens.
Enough of 'piss down my back' ray-gun wreck-o nomics

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#91 Nov 3, 2011
I have hear so much crap from fools who chant, "the rich give us jobs" well, where are they?
Working people built this nation and have been betrayed by washington and rich politicos.
Stimulus money sent to china and india ...
Frijoles

Waterbury, CT

#92 Nov 3, 2011
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying that's a bad thing?
This nation needs to get organized, to bring back a living wage to blue collar working class citizens.
Enough of 'piss down my back' ray-gun wreck-o nomics
The NY Occupy Wall Street was supported by many unions publically. This is not news. It just goes to show that the movement is supported by a broad array of people.

Since: Sep 09

Hollywood, FL

#93 Nov 3, 2011
interesting wrote:
"Interfaith activities are increasingly the norm for the Occupy movement. Organizers of the "Occupy Boston" tent community partnered with the Protest Chaplains to erect a "Faith and Spirituality" tent in early October. The tent hosts yoga workshops, Muslim prayer celebrations and even a Yom Kippur service that drew more than 125 Jewish attendees."
I was surprised to read that there are a variety of faiths getting involved here. Interesting take on the movement.
I love this!! I am a Unitarian, and all of our dervices are like this, every week....so, if this is what you want, instead of the usual our faith over their faith kind of religion....try the Unitarians...we are different.
Lord Quiggy

Canton, OH

#94 Nov 3, 2011
Curtis Lowe wrote:
They're just like Jesus. No jobs, need haircuts, think they walk on water, and are destined for a violent end.
The occupy movement hasn't gotten too religious. No toddlers have been groped. When you get done sucking off the oil lobby, be sure to tell your mom and dad that your "self made" success story fund is running low.
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#95 Nov 3, 2011
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying that's a bad thing?
This nation needs to get organized, to bring back a living wage to blue collar working class citizens.
Enough of 'piss down my back' ray-gun wreck-o nomics
Don't Cry Down My Back Cause You Might Rust My Spurs. Old cowboy song.

Unions protect the worker, they also have a way of killing the goose that is laying the golden eggs.
Lord Quiggy

Canton, OH

#96 Nov 3, 2011
more truth wrote:
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45134339/ ns/us_news-life/
The unions are in this.
Oooooh spooky. They are also known as American workers. Now about the oil billionaires funding the Tea Party...nothing says voice of the Americsn people like the agenda of oil billionaires.
Lord Quiggy

Canton, OH

#97 Nov 3, 2011
Really, it was idiots using religion to decide who they voted for that got us exactly where we are right now. Reagan="God's president" Bush I="God's president" Bush II="God's president"

Thanks for voting against your own interests.
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#98 Nov 3, 2011
The Dems repeatedly put up good looking senators with thin experience even though they win with governors.

Unions do represent and protect the worker. Their demands can also also wreck businesses and at present they seem to be wrecking school systems and gov budgets.

Businesses move south, people abandon public schools. All sorts of things.

The Dems also seem to think that large portions of the population should live on charity.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#99 Nov 4, 2011
more truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't Cry Down My Back Cause You Might Rust My Spurs. Old cowboy song.
Unions protect the worker, they also have a way of killing the goose that is laying the golden eggs.
Even though I am a Union supporter, I must agree with you.
Maybe they tooka lesson from the pages of business?
Got to greedy ....
more truth

Monticello, FL

#100 Nov 4, 2011
There could be legislation passed that would regulate union excesses.

How about laws to regulate CEO salary excesses? Such as the CEO cannot make 500 times what the lowest paid worker makes. That idea was floated some years ago.
more truth

Monticello, FL

#101 Nov 4, 2011
Am seeing articles and letters saying that there are worker shortages in many areas and there is a mismatch going on, not enough workers training for the jobs.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#102 Nov 6, 2011
more truth wrote:
Am seeing articles and letters saying that there are worker shortages in many areas and there is a mismatch going on, not enough workers training for the jobs.
I have seen several stories on national news. Yes there are jobs for the skilled worker, but ....
The remaining skilled workers are:
retired and don't want work
China (no, not really. they make junk)
Everybody thinks college and an office job are they way to go.
There is nothing wrong with working with your hands, gives you a sense of accomplishment to do a job well.(better than a video game)
more truth

Tallahassee, FL

#103 Nov 6, 2011
I think the reason people are stuck in the college mode is that the markets that need workers are not advertising their needs enough.

The media keeps saying college grads make more, but is that because high earners like doctors, lawyers are in the mix?

My plumber has a vacation home on the coast besides his house in town.

Since: Dec 09

United States

#104 Nov 6, 2011
Curtis Lowe wrote:
<quoted text>
It just comes to me. I'm gifted. Some call me special.
Seriously? You're making up those Rules of Occupation?
Well dang, I really enjoyed them!
Thanx for sharing.
Moses kestenbaum ODA

United States

#105 Nov 6, 2011
God I pray for the loony's in zucctie park, this hicks need a life, a girl, and a good whipping with a bark. God I pray that the hippies camping out should go home to warm bed, to a real life with a real toilet not some porto potty head

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