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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:25 pm 
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And it will. :hug:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:48 pm 
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not something I would recommend
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Something about Mister Rogers that I was not aware of before the movie is that he was a devoutly Christian man his whole life and explicitly saw his work on the show as part of his spiritual mission as an ordained minister. I found that very interesting because he was consciously doing work that he saw as coming from his Christian beliefs, but as far as I could tell felt very little need to proselytize any specific religious ideas or dogma. Despite never once mentioning the Bible or Jesus, I couldn't help but think that his life ended up enbodying the [i]idea[/] of Jesus that I was always taught better than the actual biblical stories of Jesus ever did for me. (Which is not meant as a slam against Christians; just saying that those Bible stories never resonated much with me.)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:40 am 
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He saw his mission the way Christians are supposed to see theirs: to share God's unconditional love, without so much as a credit line. He knew why he was doing what he did, but what mattered to him was that he helped people, whether or not they ever associated that help with any religion at all—and whether or not anyone else ever found out about what he did. The point was to help, to make things better, where he could. This is why he is so loved. He was for real.

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― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:48 pm 
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This video claims he was supportive of at least one gay man quite early on.


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