January 24, 2005

absolut 180 proof quality stuff

Jim Wallis is my new hero. A Christian author that I agree with? Rare at best. But below are a couple of quotes from him that are right on the money:

Wallis: We all like moral values, most of us do, Jon, but it’s like “Are there only two?”
Stewart: Right.
Wallis: Only abortion and gay marriage. The Republicans seem to say that. Well, I’m an evangelical Christian which means 3,000 verses in the Bible about poverty. So I would say fighting poverty is a moral value. I would say protecting the environment, God’s creation, is a moral value. I would say how and when we go to war, and whether we tell the truth about it, is a moral value. Is torture a moral value? So, let’s have a better conversation about this.

Absolute quality. Here’s a shorter, but equally powerful quote.

“Religion does not have a monopoly on morality.”

-Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It

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  1. Wallis is one of my heroes as well, I’ll be getting his new book in a couple weeks for my birthday.

    I’d also encourage you to check out Brian McLaren, especially in his book entitled A Generous Orthodoxy. I am pretty sure you’ll disagree with him still in some areas, even I do, but I love most of what he has to say.

    Comment by Forrest — February 2, 2005 @ 4:21 pm

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