Saturday, August 28, 2004

Food for Thought

Since I am otherwise tied up with the write on competition, there will be very little going on around these parts until the end of next week. However, I want to leave you with something (snarky) to think about. A lot of George Miserable Failure Bush's supporters and defenders base their arguments and feelings on his professed faith. To these folks, simply saying you believe is good enough (apparently owning a ranch is good enough to make him a cowboy, eventhough he grew up in New England and went to Yale). Profession of faith alone vouches for your goodness of character. No matter how bad your policies are nor how much you seek to divide people by sexual preference, race, wealth nor how much you fail to live the word will harm you in some folks' eyes.

I often wonder, and want to ask directly, do these same people not also believe that the priests who molested boys had faith, or at least professed such faith? Do they not recall the downfalls of some of the most self-proclaimed pious evangelists? Simply saying that you have faith and going through the motions of church services does not make one a good person. Rather it is the acts. Or put another way, "character is what you do when no one else is looking."


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