Friday, August 20, 2010
A Nation of Reptiles
I am stepping into dangerous territory with this blog. Politics are always a source of stress responses. The current climate of fear with regard to Obama’s religion has turned this country into a nation of reptiles, fighting and fleeing with little thought for common sense.
In this country it shouldn't matter if Obama is a Muslim. However with the threat of Islamic Jihad pending, it does to some. Obama comes from a Muslim family, so it would make sense that he would still have associations with some. Should he just neglect his Muslim friends and family because he is not one of them?
That wouldn’t seem a very "Christian" thing to do.
I am not a fan, but come on, give him a break. HIs bad policies are what should be criticized, not the church he attended. As anyone who attended Sunday school should know, being in a mosque, doesn’t make you a Muslim any more than being in a garage makes you a car. [OK, I modified it a bit from what I learned in my Presbyterian Bible school].
Most recently, the Ground Zero mosque is what is causing a lot of stress responses.
Constitutionally speaking, they have every right to build there; the appropriateness of the site is questionable. This issue in particular is causing a lot of fear, for right or wrong. Just as the Dubai Ports deal caused a lot of the same fight/flight responses with opponents.
Photo credit: Hamed Saber http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamed/884101376/
Posted by Brooke at 9:09 PM