"They will see us waving from such great heights.
'Come down now,' they'll say.
But everything looks perfect from far away.
'Come down now,' but we'll stay."
I love your blog, Lorraine! Albert Camus, Wilfred Owen!! That's one of my favorite anti-war poems!!! :) Do you know "The Man He Killed" by Thomas Hardy? That's another. My other two favorites are in german.You asked where the anti-war poets are. I think people are putting their poetry to music for this war. I wrote an anti-war song: http://www.FamilyFotoFinder.com/PiedPiperOfCrawford.mp3There are a ton of anti-war songs on the internet. Anyway, just wanted to let you know I dropped by. :)
Thanks, Sheryl. I think your blog is great, too. I'll be by to visit again soon.
In terms of how you talk to that person, I think you talk to people like that via some more reasonable person that that person identifies with. Get John McCain or Colin Powell on your boat, and maybe if you can convince them, then you can convince this person by convincing them. And maybe the way to John McCain would be Olympia Snowe or maybe Russ Feingold perhaps. But you'll never get to this person directly (only indirectly.)
They've started turning on their own though, too. I mean, look at what they did to Arlen Specter. And they crucified McCain in South Carolina. But I see your point. Six degreees of separation.
I think it might be the preeminent question facing the left today.
That's certainly true. However, if they turn on their own too intensely than "their own" becomes our own and we outnumber them again. Yeah!!!! Or am I dreaming?
You know, I'm wondering if you do it by speaking their language. Surely the language of Jesus is not about patriotism. Would it make a difference to quote Scripture? Because it seems to me that reason and faith took permanent paths away from one another in the Protestant Reformation. It was, after all, what the Protestant reformers rejected: the idea that one could know God or attain heaven through one's intellect.
It kind of depends on whether religion is really the motivating force. I think you can use religion to expose hypocrisy, but I'm not entirely convinced that ethics is the motivator. I think it's an excuse. I am more inclined to buy the arguement that the uneducated and anti-intellectual in this in country want to show the "liberal intellectual elite" that are superior in some way, and the easiest way to be superior with no extra effort is to be more moral. It doesn't require any training or skills. All you have to do is praise the lord. Hallelujah!
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