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On 10/1/99 3:18:26 PM, ~*Donna*~ wrote:
>
>
>I suggest you re~read the
>story Art. Your final "point"
>is a grave error. You claimed
>that the Professor "used" the
>boy.
>
>In actuality, the boy in the
>story said: (And this is a
>direct quote) "Will you tell
>them for me? Will you . .
>.tell the whole world for me?"
>
>Therefore, it is crystal clear
>that the Professor did not
>"USE" him, nor anyone else for
>that matter. He merely filled
>a request that was made of
>him.
>
>~*Donna*~
>
OK. I can see how you would think I had it wrong. The "intent" of the professor was to USE the "witness" of the boy to teach his class two things 1. The concept of faith and love. and 2. The fact that he/He had "converted" the boy.

"God" had the last word. He didn't let the boy get used. Perhaps, in preventing this one last "manipulation" "God" helped the professor achieve redemption.

I based my use of USE on the following:

""Tom, could I ask you a favor? You know, when I had you in class you were a real pain. But (laughingly) you can make it all up to me now. Would you come into my present Theology of Faith course and tell them what you have just told me? If I told them the same thing it wouldn't be half as effective as if you were to tell them."

"Oooh . . .I was ready for you, but I don't know if I'm ready for your class."

"Tom, think about it. If and when you are ready, give me a call."
"

:)

Art


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