Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Republicans didn't invent blasphemy...
But, if Sen. Elizabeth Dole is our guide, they sure do defend it. What is a serious Christian to make of her statement — which I can't believe I just heard her utter — that George W. Bush "has brought the peace that passeth understanding"? Excuse me! And although Dole inverted language from the Gospel of Matthew that Jesus uses to describe his own mission, I found it appalling to hear a biblical allusion to Christ's "yoke" and "burden" applied to the president of the United States.
The Presidency tests all who have been there. It has tested you, sir. Your road has not been easy; your burden has not been light; yet you have displayed the peace that surpasses all understanding. We salute you.
Theologians, I ask you: Has the president "displayed" the peace of God?
Copyright © 2004 by Philocrites | Posted 31 August 2004 at 8:39 PM