Apparently no one else thinks about Jack Bauer during presidential events, but I do. And I guess that’s really the extent of my political-lovin’. I can’t watch politics or read about politics because I GET IRATE. They make me irritated.
Not even so much about stuff I agree or disagree with. It’s just the constant battle and the constant droning on about the most ridiculous mundane things. I want to gag every time I see a political commercial. Do they REALLY think someone is going to be swayed by a political commercial? When I see a commercial, I just assume it’s a lie. Period. Maybe I’m cynical.
Regardless, last night we watched the Democratic National Convention. Actually, just some of the intro stuff since it was on Denver time. But what grabbed my attention was the interview with Cameron Strang, editor of Relevant magazine. (Relevant is geared toward that 20-something post-modern group of Christians, or at least God-seekers. We used to get it and it’s very cool.)
Cameron Strang was invited to pray at the DNC. He originally said yes (because he’d already been having dialogue with Obama’s staff) but then decided to back out when he found out it was on the opening night because he didn’t want to look like he was endorsing Obama. So, Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz took his place.
I guess I just think it’s weird that they even had a prayer at the Democratic National Convention (or if they have one at the Republican National Convention). Since when does our government value prayer? Since when is that a MUST-DO for politicians?
Huckabee can’t believe in creation, I’m supposed to think global warming is a moral issue, we’re not allowed to teach CHRISTmas in elementary school but we PRAY to the Judeo-Christian God at the DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION?
Did you see the prayer? What did you think? Was Donald Miller just being used to sway evangelicals? What is it an authentic gesture of inviting God to help the Democratic party? Does our government actually care about keeping God around? Should Christians just be glad there was a moment of prayer there?
I’m interested to know what you think—about any or all of it.