Buck Up, Progressive Christians
That in a nutshell is the positive message offered by our favorite minister of the blogosphere, Pastor Dan, here on Daily Kos. Why is Dan optimistic for the long run? He explains:
Because a church that has to cast out members in the political minority is not growing stronger. It's growing weaker. It's a community that just set off a bomb inside itself, and the damage has just begun.
A political organization that has to go to the lengths the Republicans have to try to get their agenda passed--lying, distortion, manipulation, cheap charges of victimization--is not growing stronger. It's growing weaker. It's a party that's significantly overreached again and again, and the damage has just begun.
A religious movement that has to resort to divisive rhetoric to attempt to influence the society around it is not growing stronger. It's growing weaker, and more afraid. It's a faith that has lost the Spirit, and the damage has just begun.
Thanks, Dan--we need to hear that.
Pastor Dan also links us to this new blog about resisting the drive to make America a right-wing theocracy. It's called Talk to Action and the initial posts look very promising--definitely worth a visit.