09 May 2009

Ideology Rules Us

"Life is not politics. Life is faith. Life is family. Life is love. Life is a leisurely but serious stroll toward truth. Life is the delightful enjoyment of our differences and disagreements. Life is a vocation which is not drenched in partisanship. Politics, justice, and formal education should [be] transitory, limited, and simple processes which do not interfere with the much more important business of life. But what should be is not: the left, the Inquisition of our lifetime, demands we all be orthodox and that heresy be crushed. There are no barriers of gentle mediation. There are no guardians of good gamesmanship. There are only agents of the Inquisition -- and the rest of us."

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3 comments:

Pam Walter said...

Wonderful thoughts. I keep trying to practice what my pastor calls "long obedience in the same direction" but there are many distractions to this in our country today. Tough to remember Who's in charge and what really matters. www.satisfiedsole.com

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Good advice.

chaps said...

One of my favorite hymns has the line:
"Though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet."