He’s makin’ a list

Well, the one good thing I can say about the current Administration is that’s there’s always something awful happening; that way you keep busy and don’t get obsessed by Christmas too early. Grrr.

Back in seminary (and before), there was a one-line faith self-assessment of the “What would Jesus do?” ilk. It went, If Christianity became a crime, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

Well, now that the Pentagon has likely gone all nostalgic and started collecting information about anti-war protesters, we might get to see this question become literally true. Sunny “it couldn’t happen here” feelings don’t hold a lot of water for me any more.

I think everyone in the land needs to do something brave, peaceful, and life-affirming: something list-worthy. Right now, we seem a nation of cowed and fearful people, which doesn’t excuse us from being judged for our inaction.

Lord I hope the “unrighteous nation deserves God’s wrath” crowd are wrong or there’ll be flaming blood meteors over Washington by New Year’s Day.

Hat tip: Jess’s Journal

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

1 comment

  1. I worked at the Pentagon in the 1980s. Every day a protester sat at the exit of the Pentagon Metro with a gory picture from Central America. That person was always treated with a good deal of courtesy and respect even though they got in the way of thousands of people passing through. That image has always stuck with me.

    That, and seeing the tapes of Kerry again testifying at Detroit at Winter Soldier. Some of those with Kerry were guys under treatement at Military hospitals. It’s interesting how the Military handled these folks with what was extreme respect I think considering the government had their medical records. It’s also interesting to see how the Military sought out Kerry and others to investigate the crimes and atrocieties they alleged.

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