Friday, September 19, 2008

Blurry politics

This article caught my attention on Relevant Magazine's politics page:
Right, Left or Center by Ron Sanders
Please feel free to read the whole article. It's this particular line and the way it's addressed that was particularly thoughtful:
"As people of faith, political life is simpler when we are one-issue voters. The more problems that concern us, the blurrier our choices become."
I appreciate the way the author addresses both the evangelical right and left (yes, there is a left) and thoughtfully offers his approach to politics.
And in regards to the quote: I think we are better informed and more thoughtful voters when the choices are "blurrier." I think it's great when I can engage people with different opinions and argue over the smallest details about a particular issue. And it's great when open minds can be changed - mine or theirs or (hopefully) both.
I hope you find the time to read the entire article and maybe even leave your own opinion here. I'd appreciate it.
Thanks for reading.

3 comments:

dorothy said...

Good points, Eric. Do you mind if I quote you on the nuanced faith site?

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Halleson said...

I read this post on www.nuancedfaith.org and then read the whole article. Thanks. It was helpful.