Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai
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I wonder how much of the way I see things is based on how they objectively are and how much of it is based in my disposition at the time (I don't pretend this is a very original question, or even a well-worded one). Right now, I'm wondering because I just watched last night's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, which I usually love, and the whole thing just seemed mean-spirited and hostile. Was it just this episode? Or is my heart in a place where I don't like seeing my faith attacked and ridiculed?

Honestly, I love God more than I'm in love with ideas on how to build a better community. I'm more committed to His authority than I am to endless opinions on this, that, or the other thing. And even though I may criticize and poke fun, when His people are genuinely pursuing Him, I hate to see them kicked around from the outside (or even from within by professed Christians who are really working out other issues between themselves and God under the cloak of critique).

As Martin Luther said, "The church may be a whore, but she's my mother."
Tags: belief, media, politics, the church
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