Archive - November, 2007


Two things have me on the brink of bursting as of late:

Item 1: Pro-Life groups
Item 2: Pro-Environment groups

Now, before I get into too much hot water, let me assert that I am, in fact, both pro-life and pro-environment. God likes life, I like life. God likes his creation, I do too. That’s not what I’m talking about…

If I hear one more celebrity tell me how I should ride my bicycle to work, or how I should change the lightbulbs in my house, or how I should care because polar bears are drowning in thawing frozen ice caps, I’m going to lose it! As I said to my wife, “I… can’t…. HANDLE IT!

Similarly, if I hear one more person tell me that because I follow Jesus, the most important thing in my life should be getting Roe v. Wade overturned, I’m going to shoot blood out of my eyeballs! I do not want to hear it! I don’t care what presidential candidate is against abortion – if he/she is a poor candidate, I will not vote for them. Do not use my faith as a recruiting tool to get people to sign up for your causes.

I came to understand that although these groups typically stand in opposite camps, their approach to their issues are exactly the same: “issue X is the most important issue and I’m going to take every chance I can to cram issue X down your resistant throat. What’s more, if you don’t agree with issue X you are a horrible person and should have your membership from the club of humanity revoked.”