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- Outside the city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil stands a massive statue of Christ the Redeemer with his arms outstretched to embrace the world. On the slopes directly behind that statue is a shanty-town — home to the poorest of the poor. One day, a social worker was showing some visitors through that shanty-town. She spoke of how sickness and death were constant callers among these poor people, and how they sometimes looked up at the statue and said: “Jesus has turned his back on us.” But then the social worker smiled and added: “That’s not true. Christ the Redeemer has not turned his back on us. He is leading us out of here.”...
- ("In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He landed on the isles of Hispaniola, inhabited by 100,000 native peoples that greeted them with arms outstretched. Columbus saw trinkets of gold and reported to King Ferdinand that the weapons of these folk were wholly inadequate...")
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