Wednesday, April 30, 2008

one more time, this time with feeling

if you haven't already dropped dead from Obama/Clinton/Longest Primary Season EVAR Fatigue, then perhaps you have some thoughts on Wright, more distancing, the black church (whatever that is) and racial politics.

here's my thought about the whole thing:

Church. State. Divided.

why are we even discussing this?

[if anyone needs it spelled out: it's like the chocolate and peanut butter thing. if you don't want your politics to suddenly turn into the Nearer My God to Thee hour, then keep politics out of your churches - and keep your churches off the political radar. when the Church steps onto a public platform, all sorts of lines get blurred - and when the political process suddenly starts to require folks to make religious proclamations in order to pass some kind of political fitness test, then that's problematic too. movement in either direction pulls Church and State closer together until the one is indistinguishable from the other.

capisce?]

2 comments:

Charlotte said...

It's a matter of ... duh! Well, for the non-Zionist crowd, at least.

ding said...

it's just really disappointing to see how easily people drink the Kool-Aid when it comes to this very basic separation.

without it, our democracy gets all kinds of muddled, you know?

frankly, i think it's irresponsible of our media to encourage this kind of thinking and i'm angry that no one has checked them for it. this kind of religious pandering has to stop, IMO.