"I feel like I met him for a reason"

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    This appeared on the Atlanta Constitution Journal's site which requires a subscription (free, but still a hassle) so I have just cut and pasted the article.

     
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    I read another story about Ashley Smith yesterday in the Atlanta Journal Constitution entitled "I Believe God Brought Him to My Door", and this young woman was absolutely amazing in how she handled this entire situation. I don't think anyone in her situation--at the mercy of a cold-blooded killer--would have handled it the way she did. Especially when she was in her car following him in the vehicle he had stolen and had an opportunity to escape from him but didn't take it (although she did consider it momentarily). He had left his guns in her apartment so he was unarmed at that time. After he ditched the vehicle he had stolen and was depending on her to pick him up, why she didn't put her foot to the metal and get the hell out of there is just mind boggling. In this case, religion kept things from getting a whole lot worse.
     
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    I just love the story and I truly believe that this is all a message from G-d!
     
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    What impressed me about her was her capacity for forgiveness. Too bad the christian conservatives can't adhere to her principles.
     
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    That is a horrible, close-minded, ignorant statement.
     
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    You obviously think that all Christian conservatives are Jerry Falwell clones. How progressive of you.
     
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    Too bad some Liberals use the actions of a few to judge the actions of many without regard to evidence to the contrary of their preconceived notion, this shows a serious problem of predjudice based in the ideology.
     
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    Could you amplify that statement a bit? To whom, specifically, should Christian Conservatives be extending the hand of forgiveness? Answer this carefully, menewa. Remember that, in order to ask forgiveness, one must first acknowledge WRONGDOING.
     
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    Thank God the ACLU wasn't there to stamp it out before it could have its insidious societal effect!
     
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