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Old 06-03-2009, 09:19 AM
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Folk Hero or Saint?

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The thief was wearing a menacing mask and wielding a bat -- but to a Long Island store owner, he was simply a charity case.

In an amazing act of compassion and forgiveness, bodega owner Mohammad "Mo" Sohail first disarmed a would-be assailant who came into his Shirley shop -- and then gave him $40 and a loaf of bread.
http://www.nypost.com/seven/06032009...ace_172305.htm

There is video.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:27 AM
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I guess if he shot him it would be more interesting.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:34 AM
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You need a more descriptive title!

Anyway, my thoughts were that he needs to start loading the gun now that all the NY Post readers know he doesn't load it, and that I'm not sure I could have been that kind to an armed robber who broke down crying.
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Old 06-04-2009, 01:36 PM
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Yeah, I guess he does need to. 'Folk Hero or Murderer' in Great Debates worked quite well, so I'm sticking with the theory that people would care if he'd shot and killed the dude.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:07 PM
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From the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, there is a story about Abba Euprepios.

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The old man helped some thieves when they came to steal from him. When they had taken everything from inside his cell, Abba Euprepios noticed that they had left behind his stick, and he felt sorry. He took the stick and ran after them in order to hand it to them. But the thieves did not wish to take it, fearing that something might happen to them as a result. So the old man asked someone else, whom he met and who was heading in the same direction, to take it to them.
The story about Abba Gelasius and his book is even more remarkable, though rather longer.
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Old 06-04-2009, 02:34 PM
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From the Sayings of the Desert Fathers, there is a story about Abba Euprepios.



The story about Abba Gelasius and his book is even more remarkable, though rather longer.
Interesting. Sounds it.
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Interesting. Sounds it.
You can read it here. It looks like the Benedicta Ward translation, which is pretty good.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:16 PM
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You can read it here. It looks like the Benedicta Ward translation, which is pretty good.
Interesting. That is definitely a story of someone putting 'turn the other cheek' into practice.

But I don't see the full translation you refer to.

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Old 06-04-2009, 11:32 PM
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Now that is my kind of hero. I'd buy him a be... fruit juice in a New York minute.
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