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Too Political?

Carrier’s Comments for The Catalyst, a UU Newsletter   From time to time I hear I’m “too political.”  As a minister, this perplexes me, but I’m willing to listen so I can address your concern and fulfill mine.   Wouldn’t it be ironic to claim Martin Luther King was too political?  Or Jesus, or Amos?  The Kingdom of Heaven is to be made manifest, incarnated; not constrained to other realms only.  Or put humanistically, the world is as much ours as any one else’s.  It…

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Religiously Political prep in Newsletter

Carrier’s Comments in November, 2008 Catalyst Newsletter Federal tax law bars me from a partisan directive to you on how to vote.  I wouldn’t presume to do that anyway.  The intent of the separation of church & state is to bar the government from promoting, or persecuting, any religion in order that the religions have the latitude to speak to social trends & issues.  The church should not be beholden to, or afraid of, the government.  To suggest that religions should remain silent on political…

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