Thursday, 13 September 2012

of Politics and Double-Speaking


I was scrolling through the newsfeed on Facebook this morning, trying to catch up on some of the latest posts when something struck me as both strangely amusing and sad at the same time.

Here on the eve of another US election, it’s amazing how many on both sides of the political spectrum are attacking the other camp with the very same jargon; they are both accusing each other of the very same faults! That’s the amusing part.

The sad part in this is that I see very little, if any, love being manifested in all of this. Sadder still is that these loveless attacks are often coming from professing Christians who usually preach a “love one another” message. It’s no wonder this world is so screwed up; there’s too much “double-speak” going on.

This begs a couple big questions for me.

  • How involved should (or shouldn't) Christians allow themselves to become entangled in the modern political circuses? 
  • Sometimes politics seems almost religious in nature, and if so, does that then imply that a Christian involvement in it can become idolatrous? 
  • Furthermore, does (or can) politics cloud the true Christian message?

Hmm, I wonder.

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