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"A Godly Hero"

From Ed Kilgore's review of the William Jennings Bryan biography, "A Godly Hero":

"The lesson for right-wing populists, especially those of the Christian right, is pretty clear:

Once upon a time, right here in America, tens of millions of people read the Bible daily and read little else; believed it to be the literal and inerrant Word of God; and somehow interpreted it as a saga wherein God repeatedly delivered His people from the predations of the rich and the powerful and the privileged, perpetually condemned their subjugation as a divine commandment, and further commanded that they respect their equality as His children.

In other words, those politicized Christians who have formed a firm alliance with Mammon and Mars on the grounds that the Word's main message today is to condemn abortion and homosexuality and feminism are forever vulnerable to those faithful who read their Bible and see otherwise."
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2/07/2006 12:09:00 AM

Great post! I have not visited in a while, but I can see you are charging forward. As a Christian, and a former republican disillusioned with the "Christian" right I know too well what you are talking about. There is alot about God's love that goes way beyond political agendas. Keep up the good work!    



2/07/2006 08:24:00 PM

A very encouraging comment! Thanks Nehemiah!

Tim    



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