I goofed up. In my post the other day I tore apart what I thought was an incredibly inarticulate editorial from Christianity Today. My apologies to Mr. Moore and CT – I failed to notice that the link I had pursued was the second page of a two page editorial. I discovered that error today, so I’m reviewing the article again in it’s entirety. It makes a lot more sense this way, oddly enough ;-\
Archive for August, 2010
I’m linking to this article on the 9/11 mosque cleric, but I’m not really wanting to talk about (in this post, at least), the article’s main topic. Rather, I’d like to direct your attention to paragraph four.
A friend posted a link to this editorial through his Facebook page today. I’m not sure what to make of it, and rather than comment on his link (which might come off as a bit adversarial when I’m really just looking for enlightenment), I decided to blog on it here.
I always get a little nervous when talking about issues like this one, because it’s such a hot topic of contention for so many people.
An interesting little foray into the world of First Amendment legal battles.
I dislike blogging excessively about politics, but it’s certainly a showcase for major differences in ideology and world view. I grow weary with the rhetoric on all sides that reduces every issue to two sides: us and them, right and wrong. Rather than work towards solutions, we work to show how the other guys are wrong, and therefore (whether we have a solution or not) we need to get/stay in power. The primary concern is control, not solving problems. It’s winning elections, not unifying ourselves around dealing with very real and important issues. Both sides do this. Both sides are wrong. I just can’t figure out why people don’t insist on another option and force both parties to quit focusing on control.
At first blush, it seems amazing the lengths people will go to for a sense of peace. Then again, if you’ve ever been without peace, you know how desperate you can become to find it.
It’s a shame that the debate over the mosque at Ground Zero continues. And it’s a shame to see so much blatant effort to rally support for it despite an overwhelming rejection of the idea from Americans. Scanning headlines, it’s difficult to find articles that are willing to address how Americans feel (here’s one on how New Yorkers feel). But given the number of headlines dedicated to touting whatreligious leaders support it, or why Christians ought to support it, it seems clear that the understanding is that the ‘average’ American doesn’t support it.
What a great report! It’s good to know that if my children decide someday to start having sex in high school, it won’t affect their grades.
If this brief article wishes an answer, that’s mine. I do care.