Sunday, October 09, 2005

Love Your Brother as Yourself

In an essay that appeared in the August edition of Harpers Magazine, Bill McKibben asks the question, "If we're such a Christian Nation how come we don't act very Christian?" Read The Christian Paradox

Far from following the example of Jesus, many Americans and their moral leaders seem to subscribe to the belief, 'God helps those who help themselves', which is interesting since the saying is originally credited to Ben Franklin and doesn't appear anywhere in the Bible. I guess if you're selling religion to the masses and building super churches it's better to have a product that resonates with your audience. Don't we all just want justification for our greedy self loving ways. What would Jesus really think?

And not to poke around in old wounds, but in that same edition there's an article about the 2004 election results: None Dare Call It Stolen

Update: Since I posted this it turns out to be good timing. Kerry urged Democrats to have a values debate in the 2006 midterm elections. Read: John Kerry calls for reopening values debate

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