Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Faith in Politics

If a political candidate is able to exclude his or her faith from their policy decisions, that faith is worthless. At the same time, it is a tightrope walk to keep one's faith at the forefront without imposing it upon others, especially when you are making policy. I hope Obama is able to do that. Time will tell.

FWIW, I don't know anything about The Matthew 25 Network beyond this.

1 comment:

That Baptist Ain't Right said...

I agree. A candidate's faith will impact policy decisions & those are legitimate topics of debate. Where I feel we cross the line is debating the veracity of the faith, i.e., is the candidate doctrinally good enough to get into heaven. Policy, yes. Soteriology, no. And when I hear a candidate discuss implementing faith doctrine into law, I get fearful --- Colonial America was not a good place for those who didn't subscribe to the doctrinal purity of the state church. Neither is Iran either.

Good blog, BTW.