Bicycle riding. Indianapolis loving. Community encouraging. Grace exploring.
Thursday, June 2, 2005
REPUBLIC...OR EMPIRE? A sage friend of mine ponders rather openly about the drift of our republic toward empire. He asserts that the move away from a republic toward empire (remember Rome) is being fueled, ironically, by fundamentalistic religious perspectives and voices. Perhaps. My take: maybe the natural drift toward empire is simply NOT being sufficiently challenged, staved off, redirected,or countered by spiritual perspectives and voices that contemplate the deeper aspects of faith, community, and democracy. What think ye?