Saturday, June 25, 2005

The War Denomination

Paul Krugman has written an insightful essay about the significance of the decreasing popularity of America's War President. Here's a quote:
In a Gallup poll taken in early April - that is, before the release of the Downing Street Memo - 50 percent of those polled agreed with the proposition that the administration "deliberately misled the American public" about Iraq's W.M.D. In a new Rasmussen poll, 49 percent said that Mr. Bush was more responsible for the war than Saddam Hussein, versus 44 percent who blamed Saddam.

Once the media catch up with the public, we'll be able to start talking seriously about how to get out of Iraq.
As America tires of its "War President" it might not be surprising to see it also grow weary of its "War Denomination." The Library of Congress has been recording the cheerleading of SBC leadership to go into this war for all time and history.

7 comments:

Rob said...

Guess I wasn't the only one to pick up on Krugman's op-ed. It was brilliant...and right on the money.

And that poll gives me a little hope that Americans may be waking up. Just a little...

Josh Buice said...

The SBC is not the "War Denomination" as you have suggested. I don't believe that the SBC is perfect, but I am proud to be a part of the SBC! I believe that we are moving in the right direction, and it is quite obvious that the left winged agenda is not going to pass in this day --- to God be the glory!

In response to the previous post concerning the theologian's agenda within the SBC -- it is worth stating that specific "hills" are worth dying on --- and Hillary is one of those "hills"!

Josh Buice
Practical Theology Discussions
joshbuice.blogspot.com

D.R. said...

Is this blog a how-to guide to spining every story to tell how bad southern Baptists are? I mean come on man, write something that has nothing to do with southern baptists for once. Maybe you need to do some therapy for your anger instead of infecting others with it.

Greek Shadow said...

Methinks that Mr. Buice and DR don't like looking into the mirror, but instead of working on the subject who is reflected in the mirror they want the mirror taken away.

D.R. said...

Methinks you are wrong Greek Shadow. What we want is an nonbiased mirror to look into -- not one that is broken and distorts our image. Bruce Prescott takes everything he can, spins it, and in the end blames it all on those stupid, un-Christlike, Southern Baptists. Yet he ignores the relief aid sent to billions last year in Florida and in the tsunami-ravaged areas of the world. He forgets that we send out more Protestant missionaries than any other denomination and that we have continued to grow in a time when every mainline denomination and liberal church has declined. Yes, there are problems in the church, but there are also great strides made for the Church of Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

Amen to Josh and D.R. I attended the Pastor's Conference in Nashville and I saw and felt a beautiful Spirit there. I only wish this site would become infected with the Spirit of God and there would not be so much venom and unhappiness in evidence. I will keep praying. With God all things are possible. Have a good day and again I say, Amen to Josh and D.R.

Anonymous said...

I happened to think that I should add that although I attended the SBC Pastor's Conference, I am not a minister or a minister's wife, because if there is anything in my statement that can be picked up in a negative way, I do not want to be the one that would cause a good minister to be portrayed wrongly.