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November 08, 2005

Someone Tell Me WHY We Aren't Mad About This!!

"The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the Internet and telephone trees," Scanlon wrote in the memo, which was read into the public record at a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. "Simply put, we want to bring out the wackos to vote against something and make sure the rest of the public lets the whole thing slip past them."
The sad thing is where I found out about this. GetReligion didn't have it. It wasn't in The Pearcey Report, either. Haven't heard about it from Christian or conservative bloggers. I heard about it at Blogcritics. Then I read about it on Salon. I just checked my RSS feeds, and there's nothing bloggy about this topic at all.

And, to be fair, it's not a big news story. There are other things that we have to talk about. But this actually helps me support one of my favorite soapbox issues.

The GOP doesn't give a wet slap about Christians. We should be aware of that every four years, at election time, when all of a sudden they remember that we're here, and we vote. Wintertime is our time in the political spotlight, what with all the "attacks" on Christmas. {You want to stop the commercialization? You want kids to learn what Christmas is all about? Then stop going into debt every year buying things for people. You know who ruined Christmas? Christians. We messed it up by forgetting what it was all about. We stole the day from the pagans, and ever since we've let them back in a little at a time. But that's a rant for another day -- after Thanksgiving.}

I think that I'm going to buy everyone on my Christmas list a book. Why Government Can't Save You An Alternative To Political Activism by John MacArthur. I'm tempted to send everyone I know a copy -- but then I'd be going into debt buying people stuff, and that would be a bit hypocritical. But it's a message that I think Christians have forgotten.

Politics cannot save us. Moral legislation cannot save us. It's no wonder that people accuse us of trying to make Jesus come back soon -- we're acting that way! We forget that He's coming as a thief in the night (unless you're a Preterist -- then He came as a thief in the night). We try to do things that God alone can do.

We need to get back to the Prime Directive of Christianity -- go into all the world and preach the Gospel. When we do that faithfully, lives will be changed, and so will attitudes. And maybe then all our political action will be unnecessary.

Why are we not mad? Because we're sheep. We'll ignore what they say about us, what they really think about us, because we get attention. We wield our power the way a kid on a playground wields his slingshot. We're not mad because, just like the nerdy kid at the prom, we don't care that our date is being bribed to dance with us. We're just happy we're at the dance.

Posted by Warren Kelly at November 8, 2005 07:35 PM | TrackBack
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