Monday, November 3, 2008
Food for Thought
We routinely disqualify testimony that would plead for extenuation. That is, we are so persuaded of the rightness of our judgements as to invalidate evidence that does not confirm us in it. Nothing that deserves to be called truth could ever be arrived at by such means. -Marilynne Robinson (author)
A personal comment - I am perplexed by how many people calling themselves Christians are rendering judgement on those who favor Obama in this election. They seem to feel they have some moral superiority by voting solely on the issue of abortion and, therefore, promoting the sixth commandment often while enthusiastically breaking the ninth. I have always been taught that all sin is an equal abomination to God. You might want to test the emails you send or read, the information you post and the campaign advertisements you hear through that filter.
This just in - I just heard a news report that people are stealing political signs right out of other peoples yards. The report said a man described as "around 70" was seen pulling up Obama yard signs and throwing them in the back of his truck! Regardless of whose sign it is, we clearly also need to review commandment eight.