Re: [Fwd: Torturous Silence on Torture by Ray McGovern]
I wish to point out that this is not politics, but rather morals and
ethics. Quoting the author's first sentence: "Where do American
religious leaders stand on torture?" This is a moral and ethical
question, not a political one.
George Harvey wrote:
>We avoid politics on this list. We have the GnosticPolitics list for
Archbishop John Missing
(bishop.john@... OR bishopjohnc@...)
'First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me.' (Martin Niemöller)
- --- Archbishop John Missing <bishop.john@...>
> George,"American religious leaders"
> I wish to point out that this is not politics, but
> rather morals and
> ethics. Quoting the author's first sentence: "Where
> do American
> religious leaders stand on torture?" This is a moral
> and ethical
> question, not a political one.
by their own defintion
It has only been over the past few years
that this has been the case.
I saw a bumper sticker here in Nashville:
"Jesus is definitely not a Republican."
Then in smaller letters at the bottom:
"...nor is he a Democrat."
The Christian Coalition Relgious Right
is so steeped in politics these days,
making every political issue there is
into being a "moral" issue, that
I have to agree with George and conclude
that any mention of "American religious leaders"
is indeed political, and as such has no place
on a list devoted to "gnosis" or to "thought",
neither of which has anything to do with
preaching to people in church about how to vote.
-- Tom Ragland --
Gnostic Tom's World
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