Friday, November 05, 2004

non-binary hope

kudos to andrew jones for his hopeful comments about Bush's second term. I sort of liked that I couldn't tell from reading his post if before the election he was pro-kerry or pro-bush. jason smith was also complimentary, nominating jones as the new voice of evangelicalism. and I don't sense it was just because jones could be interpreted as being pro-Republican; perhaps there was something deeper in what he said. be sure to read the comments to his blog (including his own elaborations); they are also an education.

i've seen some very virulent anti-Bush emerging bloggers out there. it's my suspicion that Kerry was not a saint and that Bush was not the devil and visa versa.

maybe our biggest mistake is when we absolutize others?


3 comments:

Nile said...

stephen, I agree with you about Andrew's post, though I read it as "pro-Bush"! in either case, I've been concerned about the virulent left-leaning anti-Bush sentiment in the "emerging church" for some time now. it would seem that much of the "ec" is in reaction to the so-called "Christian Right" and their response has been to adopt the values and rhetoric of the left. sad!

leviathen said...

Nile,

why is that so sad? is it that if someone doesn't completly line up with th ethoughts and beliefs of the "christian right" then it is wrong somehow? why are you "concerned" about the "left-leaning anti-bush" are you afraid they are walking perilusly close to eternal damnation? hoestly I am not trying to be a jerk, but in the last three days when other "christians" find out i voted for Kerry, I haev had veryone, with out fail rip me up one side an down another! Their premise is always the same as what i see in your post, that i haev somehow failed God. or that i haev sinned in some way.

becasue i disagree with fiscal and international policies of "w"? be as sad as you like. personally i think its sad that we must live with Goerge Bush as our Leader for the next four years.

l.

leviathen said...

Nile,

sorry that last post was very critical. after i reread it i realized i was really rude. I'm sorry, not my intention. I think i am suffering from post-traumatic voter syndrome. :)

l.