Apropos this article. (Note, free registration needed.)
The article is basically about how some churches are gung-ho about supporting Bush, mainly because of his claim as a born-again Christian and getting photo ops of him and his cabinet supposedly “bowing their heads in prayer.”
Much of this article leaves me shaking my head, bemoaning the dearth of Christianity that actually follows the teachings of Christ. Several quotes left me almost (but not quite) speechless:
Gotta love hard-core dualistic thinking. Who are the bad guys? Terrorists? Hussein supporters?
Democrats. People who show an ounce of critical thinking re: the Bush administration. That’s just swell. Nevermind that many of these “bad guys” are also Christians.
I guess this doesn’t apply to Iraqi citizens. One wonders whether it applies to anyone labeled “a bad guy.”
This one for me is the biggest :rolleyes: of all.
Oh, sure, the Bible is real specific about euthanasia, abortion, and stem-cell research. I can’t tell it has a real problem with euthanasia, in that people can be executed for what are, in modern thinking, pretty trivial infractions of the Law. People were offed in the New Testament for not giving quite as much to the church as they said they did. Is killing people who don’t benefit society as much as they should really all that wrong, according to the Bible (I ask facetiously)?
Anyway, I won’t belabor this point, except to wonder why people who call themselves Christian don’t take more seriously Christ’s frequent admonitions to care for the poor, sick, and needy. Did he say, “give all you have to the poor” or “give all you have to the Bush campaign so we can give the rich more tax cuts and stop stem-cell research?”
For a final thought, I was wondering whether there’s any precendent in history for a fundamental religious-based government–whether Christian or otherwise–being anything other than a totalitarian nightmare?
And for a final pit: the title of the article is “Churches See an Election Role and Spread the Word on Bush.” The word? How about, their word? Liberal media my ass.