Tabled agenda

As my car careened around the corner, the words screamed at me from a sticker plastered on a phone pole: “Who would Jesus bomb?”

With this loaded theological question an anonymous political vigilante was taking aim at misguided U.S. foreign policy. As the faith-based bazooka went off, I imagined conservatives blazing through the intersection trying to dodge the biblical bullet while liberals roared onward with triumphalistic smiles. After a few days the sticker was summarily torn down, and those moments of theological reflection came to an end. Once again the drive through the intersection was no doubt accompanied by talk radio’s endless chatter about a presidential election that hinged on “moral values.”

 

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