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The spurious use of the word empathy, in Sam Richard's superficial and incomplete arguements. Surely the U.S.A would act as the U.K. WW2

Richard's i prori are mistaken. Can one have empathy for Arab slave traders ?Can one empathise with a paedophile ? Can one empathise with a Nazi, who used Jewish Babes for target practice? To empathise one needs in depth knowledge of others' culture, religion and behaviour to others. An insight into manipulative leaders and man-abused religions is also essential, on this scale.Partial knowledge and reasoning are dangerous, and create misinformative conclusions. I find his performance absolutly unworthy of his aspirations. The word empathy is related to compassion !!! The extreme behaviour , of my examples, was NOT carried out by all abused people, or Nazis etc. I still believe in mankind .........................

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    May 8 2011: May I suggest a further resources to learn more about empathy and compassion.
    The Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
    The Culture of Empathy website is the largest internet portal for resources and information about the values of empathy and compassion. It contains articles, conferences, definitions, experts, history, interviews,  videos, science and much more about empathy and compassion.
    http://CultureOfEmpathy.com

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