Saturday, November 08, 2003

The will of God

Anne Lamott - "You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."

from yet another damn blog:
A couple of years ago, my parents decided it was time for them to leave their church. In the middle of it all, my dad said something that really struck me, "Last week, at Calvary, the minister was talking about morality, and doing the right thing, and everything he was saying was about what 'they' should do. It was all about other people. This week, at First Lutheran, it was the same topic, but it was all about what 'we' should do. I like that a lot better."

How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans

He doesn't seem to appreciate blasphemy.

Scott Rosenberg on Bush and God, church and state
...We worry when national leaders assume a mantle of divine destiny. The worry is based on history, not faith.
...I'll continue to put my moral antennae on alert any time a leader starts using his or her own religious faith as a touchstone of civic virtue. It's not always and inevitably a bad thing -- the obvious and legitimate counterargument is the Rev. Martin Luther King. But it's usually a sign to watch out.

Regarding our divinely appointed leader, Robert Brady weighs in:
It occurs to me that God must have a pretty damned high IQ, and a pretty broad spectrum of people to choose from, were she to have a hand in selecting the leader of America. The thought that she might select George W... read it.

Apropos, via a BDL discussion,
a Bush admn. official said after the failed coup against Chavez in Venezuela, "Legitimacy is something that is conferred not just by a majority of the voters".
(ref. here?)

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