Religious discrimination by commercial business
jmcnrick at EROLS.COM
Sun Aug 30 17:44:43 PDT 1998
"Marie A. Failinger" <mfailing at PIPER.HAMLINE.EDU>
It may be because I moved so much
as a child, but is there anyone else on the list that thought this
stretch, or do people honestly equate invasion of their property and
right to allow others to use it as the same as invasion of their
the right to allow others to use it?????
Maybe this is a gender differentiated experience????
Gee, I thought all property was theft. I lived in the same house
for 19 years growing up and 15 years as an adult (with some
considerable moving around in between) and my initial reaction was
the phrase that no one ever lay on their death bed wishing they had
spent more time at the office. But Posner is probably the right
cut. So without your wandering childhood I had the same reaction.
As you suggested it may be more gender specific. I do find fewer
women, including myself, who are quite that locked in to property
and commercial worth as being integral to their identity. And
yet....who (besides me, since AP is T, [see above] ;-)) has been
burglarized and has not said how violated they felt? In fact,
mainly women say that. Is that feeling of violation from a burglary
from the invasion of property and, therefore supportive of property
being equivalent to self? Or the invasion of privacy?
More to the point to me is: Who equates their property with their
God? I thought all the Puritans were dead.
J. E. McNeil
jmcnrick at erols.com
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