Thursday, October 30, 2003

Well, apparently I've been in blogging limbo this week... who knew? Anyhow, not much happening. Bus strike continues--got a ride to the shuttle (the 626, which takes the I105 carpool lane all the way to Norwalk station--way cool!) this morning though, so I was able to sleep and extra hour--thanks Ann! I've discovered that I really miss Starbucks. I miss my morning Red Eye. I miss the leisurely walk to the Greenline train. Pesky mechanics!! GO TO WORK!!

Monday, October 27, 2003

Getting to Aviation Station

Transit strike update from where I sit... well, the 626 is out as far as getting to work. The only available route to Aviation ends up taking so long that I might as well go to Union Station. Bummer.
Ok, so leaving aside the general who allegedly said that the US army is a Christian Army (see Friday, October 17, 2003 entry below), which story may well be an example of anti-Christian bias in the media--gosh I'm shocked(See Hugh Hewitt's article: Who Is William Arkin?)--anyhow, leaving that aside, it now being uncertain what the general may or may not have said, I still firmly disagree with any notion that America is now or ever was "God's country" or that US forces constitute a Christian army. I'm sorry, but only Israel can claim the status of "chosen nation."

Further, for those who color the war against terrorism with religious tones, STOP IT! True, it is a war against wrong, but it is not and should not be considered a war of Christian against Muslim--even if the terrorists think differently. Jesus told his followers to go into all the world and make disciples. He did not tell us to go conquering, but baptizing and teaching. I'm not saying don't be political. I'm saying let's keep our categories clear. As Christians--from whatever nation--we should stand against evil, whatever its form, but let's not make the actions of our nations equivalent to the actions of the church. The methodologies and purposes of the two are completely different. Let's all remember, we're travelers here--travelers who must make a difference, but travelers nonetheless.