Tuesday, September 09, 2008


Saddleback and forth

It's the clout factor that makes us uneasy about the Saddleback event—uneasy both about the integrity of Christianity when it gets a lot of political clout, and especially uneasy about a political culture in which trumpeting one's Christian faith is a way to gain some more clout.

Read all of the editorial in The Christian Century.

Would that the faith seek humility rather than notoriety!


I happened to catch a re-run of the West Wing the other day.

One of the characters, a Republican running for President said, "I don't see how we can have a separation of church and state in this government if you have to pass a religious test to get in this government. And I want to warn everyone in the press and all the voters out there if you demand expressions of religious faith from politicians, you are just begging to be lied to. They won't all lie to you but a lot of them will. And it will be the easiest lie they ever had to tell to get your votes."

Yup. Unfortunately that's how the game is played.
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