Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A wise sermon

Each day I drive by the Second Baptist Church in St. Louis. This sign held some intriguing prospects and I decided to check out the sermon when it was posted on their website. I wish that people such as Sarah Palin and the like would listen to people of faith that have a realistic idea of what the separation of Church and State really means. This guy has it right.

After reading and listening to it I would add that there are forces afoot in our country that would impose some Christian version of Sharia law on our land. They argue that if we had "God back in our values" we would be a much better nation. The fact of the matter is that even when we did have God on our values, we behaved like morons. We have always been a nation of easy empire even while professing we weren't. Our conquest of the west of our country includes numerous lands stolen from the natives and the Spanish an their successors. We possess islands in the Pacific where we practice the worst forms of capitalism in substandard wages, and several of those islands are uninhabitable due to indiscriminate testing of our nuclear arsenal. We like to think ourselves above the pettiness of Empire and Theocracy as it is practices elsewhere in the world, but the truth of the matter is that we are as guilty of it as any other nation on this planet. If we are not careful, we will soon slide down the slippery slope of theocracy and dictatorship that will make Iran look tame.

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