Despite a majority of citizens who passionately care about important issues, I see this country as a place which includes increased levels of capital punishment, polarized populations of very rich and very poor, healthcare needs that have raised our infant mortality rates to embarrassing levels, a failing penal system with a recidivism rate that is untenable, a government awash in self-serving corruption and a hawkish desire for war. I can't help but ask myself, "Has this country lost all sense about its purpose as spiritual beings?"
I don't have any issues about mixing God and politics, but when the elimination of the separation of church and state bring us to a time where we're more concerned with abortion than feeding our poor, or executing our criminals than helping our children grow up to be educated, productive citizens, my frustration is beyond description.
I urge you as progressives or as democrats, or even as conservative republicans, to be thinking people when it involves our society at large. To take as much action as you are able to make this country be a place of promise, and one that meets your own personal ideals of integrity and love.
I actually think there's room in the Christian Left's agenda for both feeding the poor and resisting all the Bush garbage on a larger scale. Praying and working for what is right does not take more time than we have (especially if we turn off the television).
Queer Joe proves beyond anything that he is "one of us" with this quote:
It turns out that I only had to pick up 822 stitches.
It's a knitting thang. You wouldn't understand.
Wanted to give a special thanks to Pat for all the help with the Blue Gal banner hack. Douglas has the nicest (and smartest) friends.
Have a nice weekend.