At our house we spend a lot of time shaking our heads at how the truth has become a casualty of U.S. politics. It is hard to believe how so many believe things that have absolutely no basis in fact. And there’s nothing we can do about it because they lack the skill of discernment.
How do they square their bigoted views with their Christianity? It boggles the mind. They brook no argument, either. As we start celebrating our nation’s independence it’s clear that the founding fathers would also be shaking their heads in disbelief. This is not what they intended. Even given the mores of the time.
By the way, the truth is not incompatible with conservatism. It’s just incompatible with falsehood.
Like Cayce, I’ve come to believe that the only way to survive is to live according to the truth. The Golden Rule is as good a guideline for life as I’ve ever heard.
Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
If this were the guide, so-called Christians would behave a lot differently.
But regardless of what they do and no matter how hard it might be, we must concern ourselves with ourselves. For me it means to live the Golden Rule and the non-violence modeled by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
If we know who we are, our spiritual nature, and live by that wisdom, the world can go crazy, but we can’t go wrong.
Live by love. As far as others are concerned? I try really hard to manage my anger. And of course, to be politically active. Because that’s how we change things.