Monday, October 16, 2006

It's About Morality, Stupid

The Evangelical community has been foolish out-sourcing its morality based agenda to a devil who keeps one hand in their wallet and the other down their pants. Pretty soon the Evangelical community is going to realize that the right wing politicians in this country answer to the almighty dollar, not the almighty. Evangelical environmentalists who in recent months have gained traction and attention by making Creation Stewardship a moral priority are already feeling the wrath of their more politically connected pro-business brethren who fear their influence (and their slush funds) being threatened.

I have always lived under the code that a thief is a thief, and whether your victim is your neighbor or yourself there is always consequence. I beleive we are witnessing this consequence today as a steady stream of disgraced politicians head to jail. And the fact is that behind these corrupt politicians and partisan hit men lie the MANY accomplices and enablers who tolerate and even encourage morally bankrupt behavior as long as they believe these activities will result in a net gain for the "good guys" -- which is how the arrogant universally perceive themselves. The problem is this -- liars and thieves inevitably end up in bed with other liars and thieves. The road to hell may be paved with good connections but good connections backed by bad behavior gets you to hell an awful lot faster.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Fighting Fire With Fire

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