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InvisibleSwami
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The Good Samaritan
    #2301112 - 02/04/04 04:08 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

*newsflash*

Was visiting my mom when I saw a flash of color run by the window. I ran to the door to see what was going on. A very tall and very scared woman was wedged between the house and the shed trembling. "What are you doing here?" I asked. She replied that she had gotten into a major fight with her boyfriend and was hiding from him. She asked if she could come inside. So I let her.

My mom, the good Christian, nearly panicked. In order to assuage her suspicions, I had to reassure her numerous times that we were safe. "But this could be a scam," she murmured skeptically. "Naw, the woman didn't come to our door, I went to her. Besides," I joked, "I think I could take her in a fight." Grudgingly, my mother smiled, but was extremely uncomfortable throughout the episode.

We lent the refuge a phone to call her uncle (she didn't want the police) and waited until we saw her get safely in the car.

Just another amazing mini-adventure with SkepticMan.

*Stands tall with cape snapping smartly in the breeze as credits roll*


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301125 - 02/04/04 04:12 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

You evil son of a bitch! How dare you help a stranger in need! Don't you know you are only suspossed to adopt ideals so you can feel better about yourself? You aren't actually suspossed to live up to them!

:smirk:

Seriously, though, you did the right thing. Not a lot of people would help out someone like that.
Peace.


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: fireworks_god]
    #2301146 - 02/04/04 04:17 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Heh, heh! You always put things in perspective.

The abused and abusive woman (guess she messed him up pretty good as well - maybe I couldn't take her in a fight) was so grateful that she was practically grovelling and was sitting curled up on the floor (and was still taller than me!) She asked what she could do for us in return. I said, "You can start by taking care of this situation." Oops, there I go preaching again...


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301187 - 02/04/04 04:25 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Perspective is what this is all about, my friend. Find you a good position from which to view the world and all will be revealed. :wink:

I think that maybe people wouldn't help because it would be such a deviation from their normal day-to-day.. they don't want to deal with other people's problems because they have enough of their own that they never fucking solve. It is all probably revolving around some sort of fear...

If someone came onto my property like that, I'd be obliged to help. I'd like to think that someone would be there to help me if I was in a similar situation. :grin:
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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301367 - 02/04/04 05:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

My mom, the good Christian, nearly panicked.




It's funny how a lot of those people are afraid to get their hands dirty. I'd like to see statistics on people that would


-perform CPR on strangers
-donate blood or plasma
-take a stranger in need into their homes

I wonder how their beliefs would break up. It would be interesting to see if the believers or non believers were statistically better samaritans.


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2301809 - 02/04/04 06:57 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

My mom directly said there was no way she would have let that woman into her home if I had not been there. She wanted to shoo the woman away like a stray dog.

There are some here who show their "true" spirituality day-after-day by following others around from thread to thread and sniping. Notice that not I, nor any other "skeptic" that I know of, has ever asked any member to leave the forum nor rated another member as a "disgusting piece of shit". I guess who you really are shines forth in your actions no matter how clever the disguise.


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301826 - 02/04/04 07:04 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

It is easy to say what you would or wouldn't do in a situation like that, but you never really know until the time comes. I guess that people can think you are a good person but until the time actually comes nobody really knows for sure. It appears that you, Swami, are a good person.
Kudos


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301836 - 02/04/04 07:08 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

if i see that you can contribute calmness, compassion, and humor to this world, i will start "believing" in you....much more than theh false mustaches of the world who do charity work in the name of religion, most often....... i'm skeptical in this sense, of the good semaritan. there are the types who se charity is just an extension of who they are, and there are the types who have all sorts of whack motives for doing charitable acts.... know what i mean?


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If we could look into each others hearts, and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance, and care.

It takes a lot of courage to go out there and radiate your essence.

I know you scared, you should ask us if we scared too.  If you was there, and we just knew you cared too.


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301837 - 02/04/04 07:09 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

"Actions speak louder than words" or so the saying goes!

Though I'm almost positive I've seen you say before, Swami, that "Good Samaritanism is highly over-rated"??


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: CosmicJoke]
    #2301842 - 02/04/04 07:12 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

yeah I know what you mean. I think charity with "strings attached" is terrible
food in one hand, a bible in the other

it's almost like preying on the vulnerable and stealing their souls...


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: trendal]
    #2301859 - 02/04/04 07:20 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: ]
    #2301880 - 02/04/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Matthew 7:5
You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.



Edited by infidelGOD (02/04/04 07:48 PM)


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: ]
    #2301884 - 02/04/04 07:28 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

How's the saying go about

"Anonymity is the jist of altruism."


See, I think a good deed is a good deed. It don't matter if it's public or not.


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2301896 - 02/04/04 07:32 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Try and keep it peaceful, eh :wink:


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: ]
    #2301901 - 02/04/04 07:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Just in case anybody asks if Evolving ever helped anyone out, tell them, "I don't know, he never told me about it."


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301902 - 02/04/04 07:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I hope the woman snaps out of the cycle of abuse and doesn't go crawling back to her bf... :nonono:

Now it's time for you to invite her bf to a fishing trip on that nice big lake...and give him some nice new shoes.











concrete shoes.

Capisce?



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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301905 - 02/04/04 07:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)


Sooo,, Swami... crossed over to the Light ehh? What personal sastisfaction did you get from helping the woman in need? What if your mom was right, and the woman had something terrible planned. What if you saved the womans life by helping her? All unknown questions, but the real question here is what this has to do with S&P?? Perhaps you can elaborate more, although I think I will try to understand the situation.
You seem to feel better about yourself by helping the world. What causes this feeling? How did you let your instincts take over in the situation? Did you FEEL or KNOW that the woman wasent dangerous, and you should offer help? or did you make a naive judgement to help a visably wounded person hoping to do the right thing? perhaps if you can answer any of my questions I could tie in my own veiw of S&P into the topic.



fireworks:Perspective is what this is all about, my friend. Find you a good position from which to view the world and all will be revealed....

Well duh! But all will be revealed from your own subjective biased veiwpoint, and you become like the mass majority of all humans on earth!!


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: trendal]
    #2301910 - 02/04/04 07:35 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

done


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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: infidelGOD]
    #2301920 - 02/04/04 07:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I don't think his intent was to mock, though as always I could be wrong :smirk:

However at any rate he did add something substantial to the thread...

See where I'm going? :wink:

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What you know you can't explain,
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Re: The Good Samaritan [Re: Swami]
    #2301948 - 02/04/04 07:45 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Swami, I once chased a guy down that was pushing his girlfreind around and getting ready to punch her.  I stepped between them, directed the girl to go to a safe place and recommended to the guy that he not use violence as a means of settling disputes.  My real motivation was wanting a reason to kick the ass of someone who smacks women around.  But alas, when confronted by someone who could physically stand up to him, he wussed out. 

I am not a good samaritan, just a violent prone 'mo fo' who now looks for a moral rationalization to take out his agression. :wink:


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