Over on another blog (all right, it’s internetmonk) there has been a discussion about the Evils of Socialism and where Jesus might stand on this. Or not. It doesn’t seem to be an issue in the Bible.
It seems that not only has A Popular Radio Personality (all right, it’s Rush) been whipping up his faithful into an anti-Obama frenzy (did he need to try?) but A Popular Evangelist (Charles Stanley) has revived the anti-socialist agenda. It seems that socialism (we thought the USSR finally put a stake it the heart of that one) is what will “ultimately destroy the way of life that you and I have” and will “attempt to squash the religious devotion and worship of the people of God.”
And the campaigning hasn’t even begun. It is, you’ll remember, an election year.
I’m encouraged by those cartoon theologians at Veggie-Tales, in their song that teaches about God’s sovereignty: “God is bigger than the boogie man/He’s bigger than Godzilla or the monsters on TV/Oh, God is bigger than the boogie man/And He’s watching out for you and me.”
If there really is a bogeyman, he’s in the form of the fearmonger and the hatemonger. And he may even do it in God’s name.
Can’t wait for the fall campaigning.