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Page 82 - Fr. Charles Murphy and Hong Kong

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1993/1/1 (143 reads)

myself. Maybe I am wrong. I'm not the one to judge that. Because if I see anybody doing wrong, I tell them right off: "That's wrong! You can't do that. You shouldn't do that." And (that) they'd be pun? ished for it.... It comes back to the person. If the person is good in himself, then he'll spread goodness and happiness and joy. You don't have to go around with a long face. I never went around with a long face on; I was always smiling, whether things were right or wrong. The individual is responsible. God made us all, and He feels respon? sible for us all. (How are you going to make sure that these things don't re-occur. I think that the only deterrent is punishment. The only de? terrent is exposure.) Exposure is the word. I don't think people should be punished for things like that. I think they should be explained that they're doing wrong, and that they could be pun? ished for doing it. That's my crazy idea. (But if they're not exposed, they're going to be repeated.) Oh, yes, they will be re? peated. Because people are so weak. I think we have to get our people to be strong in their own convictions and in their own beliefs. They must be strong enough to withstand these things, 'cause this is weakening. Here in Canada, we have a beautiful country. And everything should be just as beautiful as the country is beautiful. I think that's the way God wanted it to be. I think He cries too.... '. Murphy (left) with Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception I think the Japanese people are very good in themselves. And they want to be good. They have to be taught. That was why I went to China. I thought that I could teach the Chinese to be good people in themselves, that good would be effusive outside, and the other people would see that and they would emulate that and try to be good and be good. I guess that's (what I was) hoping. I'm no philosopher. I guess. more of a realist. Oceon JlentoMld. Lawn & Garden Equipment Tillers Sod Cutters Air Eaters GLACE BAY General Engine Hoists Jacks Tow Bars 849-1616 & Much More... South (Campbells Corner) - P. O. Box 265 Oh. there were lots of things--most of these things, I think, are better forgot? ten than dwelt upon by individuals like myself. (No, not to dwell on them, but to tell them. Father.) Well, I don't mind telling them or talking about them because I know people think I'm crazy anjrway! . . . If we didn't do what we were told and do as they wanted us to do, they'd punish us by not giving us any meat or fish. And if they did give us fish, we would have to bury it; it would be rotten. It was beyond eating. I went in the concentration camp at 192 (pounds), and I came out about 92 pounds. (And all of the prisoners would be in the same....) Category, yeah. I think an awful lot of it depended individually on the per? son's individuality. If they were happy and, ordinarily, they still would retain The Cape Breton Tourist Association Offers 100,000 Welcomes to All Visitors to Our Island You will find the hospitality truly outstanding while you visit with us. And we hope you will remember us kindly when you return to your homes. IF YOU THINK THE WINTER IS GREAT- iflntiDuffn COME SEE us NEXT SUMMER! Don Blackwood, Executive Director, Cape Breton Tourist Association, 20 Keltic Drive, a'' Sydney River, Nova Scotia BIS 1P5 WRITE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, OR PHONE 539-9876 Photo by Warren Gordon
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