"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Why I am a Democrat

Faith. Faith has always been a central part of the American story, and it has been a driving force of progress and justice throughout our history. We know that our nation, our communities, and our lives are made vastly stronger and richer by faith and the countless acts of justice and mercy it inspires. Faith-based organizations will always be critical allies in meeting the challenges that face our nation and our world - from domestic and global poverty, to climate change and human trafficking. People of faith and religious organizations do amazing work in communities across this country and the world, and we believe in lifting up and valuing that good work, and finding ways to support it where possible. We believe in constitutionally sound, evidence-based partnerships with faith-based and other non-profit organizations to serve those in need and advance our shared interests. There is no conflict between supporting faith-based institutions and respecting our Constitution, and a full commitment to both principles is essential for the continued flourishing of both faith and country.

From the Democratic Party Platform. The fact that three letters in a particular order are not to be found in that document matters not a whit to me.  What matters more is what you mean, than how you say it.  Matthew 7:21, and all that.


Blogger The Thought Criminal said...

I think that a number of those references to "God" in the Republican convention can, honestly, be read as "Mammon".

I'm a Democrat for all of the speeches I listened to last night Nancy Keenan, Tammy Duckworth, Lilly Lebedder, Deval Patrick, Julian Castro, Michele Obama.... The mother of the little girl whose life depends on the health care bill was enough to decide the case for me.

And, when they showed the delegates, they were as diverse as the people at the rostrum. Vox Populi....

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Sherri said...

What matters to me is not what you say, but what you do, and no matter how many times the Republicans say God in their platform, their actions say otherwise.

11:32 AM  
Blogger Rmj said...

You both speak for me.

12:26 PM  

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