Friday, July 13, 2007

Senate Antics

I'm not a fan of the whole "Christian Nation" idea. Really, to me it's just a really bad idea that doesn't have a really good track record. What concerns me with the whole "restore our Christian Nation" movement is the sense of entitlement that these folks have. It's believed that Christians have a right to expect to be in places of power and control, and also that they have the responsibility to protest aggressively whenever that "right" appears to be threatened. Such as when a guest chaplain offered a Hindu prayer recently as the opening of a Senate session.




I'm sorry, that's just wrong. And to this chaplain, I deeply apologize for the actions of these people. Folks, we have no intrinsic right to privilege in the country or this world. When protests such as this one are leveled against people it tells people that Christianity is not about grace and redemption, it's about holding on to power. I can't say it any stronger than this, when we act out of a desire to hold on to the power we possess, we are in sin (whether it be in a local Church or in the US Senate)- and the only appropriate response is to repent.


Lord help us.

7 comments:

CoderForChrist said...

*headdesk*

I've already made my comments on Christdot, so I won't bother repeating them here.

What's worse is that I know people who would probably side with these "protesters."

wezlo said...

yup, sigh.

Calvin said...

As is probably obvious from my comments at X. I think you're right on.

wezlo said...

I just don't understand how people so easily confuse "contenting for the faith" with power-mongering...

Mandy said...

All stuff like this does is defame Christ and put another black check next to Christianity as a possible option in the minds of anyone who reads about it. How this advances the kingdom of God mystifies me.

Religion and power are a dangerous combination. Hence Christianity is fact not designed to be a national religion. If it were, it would be corrupted. If people could get this through their heads, we would be much better off and could get on with the real mission of Christ.

Melanie said...

Why do people assume they have the inalienable right to be rude?

And we elected these people too.....ug!

wezlo said...

Mel, the interrupters were people in the gallery, not elected officials (which, I agree, would have been worse).