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Tuesday November 09, 2004

Another jem from Mitch Albom

I hate it when Mitch Albom has something relevent to say that doesn't completely agree with my abundant wisdom. I mean, come on, his latest Sunday editorial implies that the rank-and-file of the power-obsessed right wing are just like me. You know, human... and partisan. That's just plain not fair. From his piece in the Detroit Free Press:

Evangelical Christians feel the country was started by people like them, and it ought to stay that way.

Evangelical critics feel the country was started by people escaping religious persecution -- why do it again?

Conservatives hate that there are so many best-selling liberal books.

Liberals hate that there are so many best-selling conservative books.

Pro-Bush types think America has been saved.

Anti-Bush types think America has been sunk.

And there we are. We see enemies. Everywhere. But here is the problem: We are looking at each other.

I do have one point of contention, in that not all evangelical Christians believe they ought to be in full control over the entire government, all of its citizens, and everyone's private lives. There are millions of us out there who don't fit this stereotype. I've met scores of Christians who oppose religious persecution in the last week alone, and the number is getting bigger. There's even a label for this contemporary (and much needed) reformation, and I'll let you guess what that is.

Now, as for Mitch, you need to stop reading my mind and making me look foolish in your editorials. I just won't stand for that. But thanks anyway for the insight on the state of our wounded nation.



Comments

hey, just wanted to tell you to check your site out in firefox, for some reason the CSS breaks in my browser.

Shannon on November 9, 2004 04:19 PM

I know, and that's why I worship Internet Explorer. Firefox is too strict, and no matter how I play around with the code, it keeps looking shitty, as do 75% of the websites I view through Firefox.

Drina on November 10, 2004 01:39 AM

Drina, Have you read Mitch's book, The 5 People you meet in Heaven?? I found it life altering, a very moving book, read it in one day.

LizU on November 10, 2004 08:36 AM

Great post! You make me smile. thanks!

Rick

rick luoni on November 10, 2004 11:03 AM

Liz,

I haven't read it, but plan to in the near future. You know, if I ever get around to it

And thanks Rick!

Drina on November 10, 2004 12:42 PM

Shan, I've done the best I could to accomodate the Firefoxers, so it should be surfable now, though a couple details might not look right. Hope this makes it easier!

Drina on November 10, 2004 01:48 PM

dude i can read the text! that's awesome!

Shannon on November 10, 2004 03:35 PM