Sunday, July 12, 2009

for any who still believe we have american values

a blog buddy of mine shared an article with me written by a conservative christian pastor, chuck baldwin. oddly enough, his rant sounds like many of mine- sans the christian bend.

"Our churches are no longer places of respite from the world: they are mirrors of it: the same dress; the same attitudes; the same carnality; the same spirit; the same stubbornness; the same pride. Churches are no longer bastions of truth: they are glorified social clubs or mere corporations, where Christianity is never allowed to interfere with business. Instead of being watchmen on the wall, our pastors are CEOs or, even worse, politicians. Popularity and personal ambition far outweigh commitment to truth and an independent mind."


so, it comes as no surprise that glenn greenwald has been highly critical of the obama, pelosi, reid triumvirate because our 'ruling class' has been bought and paid for. and it isn't just the 'blue dogs' in congress. i really think that whole thing is stupidity. you are either republican or you aren't. but i digress....

i think what makes me most angry is how folks were so very marginalized by peers for standing against the patriot act, military commissions act, illegal wiretapping, etc., at the time these things were being implemented- and now, we are seeing that these acts were indeed for political reasons and not real security. and we are seeing that they insulated themselves against accountability.

but the real upset is that americans hate other americans. we aren't going to be able to live side by side in peace soon. so, it's food for thought.

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