Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Robertson Calls for Leader's Assasination

By the U.S.

While this is something that you might imagine the CIA doing behind closed doors, it is not something you expect from a follower of Jesus Christ--hardly an endorsement of the Sermon on the Mount.

Yet I know that we all have a hard time reconciling our faith with our politics. Some exclude "life" issues from their vote, others exclude "war" issues from theirs.

The Gospel of Jesus calls us to be different from the world and most of us while at first glimpsing the truth and power of Jesus' call in the end sort of forget that and end up being no different than the agnostic living next door to us.

We get Christian leaders who mimic us. It is easy to jump on Pat Robertson, but "let he who is without sin cast the first stone," meaning in this case "have you and I embraced the radical nature of the Gospel yet?"

Story on the UK Guardian