Thursday, August 19, 2010

One hundred churches too many

On the August 16 edition of On the Record with Fox New's non-journalist Greta Van Susteren, Sarah Palin claimed that
"[n]obody argues that freedom of religion that the Muslims have to build that mosque somewhere."
She then went on to make one of the more profound statements I have ever heard dribble from her perky mama grizzly jowls......
"there are a hundred churches already in New York....if the purpose of [a] church is to create [a] tolerant environment ... you have to ask, why didn't one of those one hundred churches already accomplish such a thing?" [Edited for clarity]
Exactly Sarah.  Why do we need so many churches?  Nothing has really fundamentally changed with human behavior, even as we have changed a lot of our social undertakings, we are not very "Christ-Like" or even close to "loving our neighbor" as God intended for us to do.

When we had an evangelical-church going President - just like Ms. Sarah - he still found it OK to torture.  And the Tea Party folks would just as soon see every brown skin person sent packing back to Mexico (which, Ironically, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California was).   And the total lack of compassion for the children of poor families who get a free meal at school - they can eat peanut butter sandwiches my upstanding Catholic mom said mimicking her hero Rush's instructions on how to dumpster-dive for food.

I could go on and on......

So lets not build any more churches.  It's apparent that God does not find them an instrument for creating and sustaining tolerance or anything resembling love and compassion for that matter.

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