My own personal politics notwithstanding, I made a commitment to watch all three days of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida last week. I will watch the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte as well.
Watching it made me think of many things – one of which was – the intertwined nature (for better or worse) of politics and religion. I have been thinking of writing about it, but in the meantime, I found this perspective piece that I found thought provoking. Take a read and let me know what you think:
Politics, Religion can be seen as deeply related. By The Rev. Nathan Day Wilson, senior minister, First Christian Church, Shelbyville, Indiana
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Every time I read something on here, I find myself so grateful. Watching any of the political conventions, speeches, etc. has become extremely unpleasant – it is wonderful to read Rev. Wilson’s words. How I wish our nation’s leaders would actually DO this instead of promoting the “us” and “them” show they put on. How I wish our nation’s journalists would stop reporting about celebrities and actually think about journalistic integrity and inform the facts only. Everything in politics seems to be about money and getting money – why should any politician have to raise millions of dollars to win? It’s disgusting and creates such greed … when it should be about truth and service and honor. People have died for our country and it is being trashed. It is important to keep separation of church and state but as Rev. Wilson has shown, our country sure needs guidance!
Hi Anne-Marie! So good to hear from you…I tell ya what, I have been spending alot of time thinking about politics and religion, so I found Rev. Wilson’s words enlightening. I am glad that you enjoyed them as well. I am focusing on what I know – doing my best to respect people of all backgrounds, religions,and cultures, and contemplating and learning alot along the way. Be well.