Originally posted by faust9
I dare say learned scholars who have studied history and socioeconomic interactions and world affairs have the ability to glean a thing or two about the results of our actions while the Southern Baptist League can't even claim knowledge of the bible (being there are various versions of the bible and an infinite number of interpretations of said book from the within the Baptist League and from other Christian religions). Wow, say that three time fast.
If an economist--say a Nobel laureate--says the US Economy is in a poor state then that person has a good idea and good credentials; whereas if a Southern Baptist says the economy is doing good because he/she has faith in el presidente' who would you believe.
The key point here SDW--or should I say Mr. fingers in ears yelling "lalalalalala" as load as you can so as to avoid dealing with the reality of Bush juxtaposed with your belief in Bush--these people have good credentials and a good basis for their conclusion. History (both current and further back on the time line) has shown the "Ivory Tower Elite" to be correct while Bush's policies have been increasingly found to be wrong. It's too bad you're unwilling to take a critical look at the world and at Bush's policies otherwise I think you'd see this. You're smart but blinded IMO by the right which is tragic.
End the end we have another group of people speaking out against Bush and the loyal followers refusing to be open to the ideas presented.
I think the problem in this country stems from the two party system whereby people dig in their feet on each side and cheer on their "team" because not only are each of the parties part of this ultimate "American Football Game" each party is the baby of a given voter out there. Remember their little baby never does wrong... But the baby of the "other side" is always wrong.
What people need to do is step back from a 3rd vantage point not owned by either of the two parties and speak out against wrongs carried out by either party.
Of course that is like walking around Paris or NYC without your clothes on. OMG everyone is looking at me.... All this hype about my party for all these years and now it seems my baby did lie to me about this war in Iraq.... What do I do??? Admit the TRUTH
which would be like walking around naked or do I stay in my comfort zone and keep up a spin and a face to mask the lies and corruption and fit right in with my groupies, my side of town, my parents, my buddies and my stubborn ego.
Face the truth or feed the ego. This is the real issue here.
Humble people can drop the pride and ego and allow themselves to face THE TRUTH