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As the news continues to fill with reports about the war on terrorism Terrorist acts and the threat of Terrorism have occupied the various law enforcement agencies in the U.S. government for many years. The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, as amended by the usa patriot act  and corporate corruption, Gary L. Thomas invites readers into "embracing the ancients' call to the discipline of mourning."

"Mourning is a curious thing," Thomas says in Authentic Faith: The Power of a Fire-Tested Life. "A spiritually deadened dead·en  
v. dead·ened, dead·en·ing, dead·ens

v.tr.
1. To render less intense, sensitive, or vigorous:
 person mourns over things that should bring celebration--and often celebrates things that should be mourned." He notes the biblical account: "As Jesus drew closer to Jerusalem, with the crowd's worship and praise ringing in his ears, he did a curious thing. He wept."

Thomas says "Ralph Venning, a 17th-century Puritan, urged believers to mourn mourn  
v. mourned, mourn·ing, mourns

v.intr.
1. To feel or express grief or sorrow. See Synonyms at grieve.

2.
 over other persons' failings, as well as their own. Not to do so, he argued, is tantamount tan·ta·mount  
adj.
Equivalent in effect or value: a request tantamount to a demand.



[From obsolete tantamount, an equivalent, from Anglo-Norman
 to being an `accessory' to others' sins." (Authentic Faith; Zondervan, 2002)
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Title Annotation:mourning
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Date:Nov 1, 2002
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