Saturday, July 02, 2005

This is what I mean

OK. I am in the process of writing a longer blog about the waywardness and shallowness of conservative ideology at the moment and I stumbled across an article sort of related to my future rant.

Over the last year or so, I have surmised that most of the Bush administration's attention to the (in some quarters rabid) Christian right in the US is just lipservice. This and this seem to confirm my premonitions.

And it really gets up my spine. Sure I am fallible, prone to sinfulness (even deliberately so), but the hypocrisy shown by the Bush administration is breathtaking. And it is scary, because when this has happened in the past, the consequences are disasterous for Christianity.

But, trust in God's sovereignty (Psalms 2):

1Why do the nations rage[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,
3"Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us."

4He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6"As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill."

7I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, "You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9You shall break[b] them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

10Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him

EDIT: It will be interesting to see is whom President Bush nominates to replace Sandra Day O'Connor the retiring US Supreme Court judge.

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Saturday, July 02, 2005

This is what I mean

OK. I am in the process of writing a longer blog about the waywardness and shallowness of conservative ideology at the moment and I stumbled across an article sort of related to my future rant.

Over the last year or so, I have surmised that most of the Bush administration's attention to the (in some quarters rabid) Christian right in the US is just lipservice. This and this seem to confirm my premonitions.

And it really gets up my spine. Sure I am fallible, prone to sinfulness (even deliberately so), but the hypocrisy shown by the Bush administration is breathtaking. And it is scary, because when this has happened in the past, the consequences are disasterous for Christianity.

But, trust in God's sovereignty (Psalms 2):

1Why do the nations rage[a]
and the peoples plot in vain?
2The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the LORD and against his anointed, saying,
3"Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us."

4He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6"As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill."

7I will tell of the decree:
The LORD said to me, "You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9You shall break[b] them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel."

10Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11Serve the LORD with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him

EDIT: It will be interesting to see is whom President Bush nominates to replace Sandra Day O'Connor the retiring US Supreme Court judge.

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