Sunday Night Politics

January 10, 2006

Here's my latest piece at Ethics Daily. It is a critique of the Justice Sunday rallies. Here are a couple highlights:

"I guess I missed the commandment about "'Thou shall fight to controlleth the courts.'"

"Yet despite the fourth commandment, they gathered on a Sunday to preach politics. Maybe instead of trying to post the Decalogue everywhere, we should focus on living by them."

"So last Sunday I decided to do something revolutionary as I went to church to worship God. I sang praises to God, not of Bush and Judge Samuel Alito. I listened to the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus, not the (false) gospel of Republicanism. I celebrated communion to remember the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, not to attack liberals and the media for supposedly persecuting me. I learned how to better live out the teachings of God, not how to have them codified. After all, Jesus came to build a heavenly kingdom, not an earthly shack."

Jesus could once again proclaim, 'My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.'"