Wednesday, May 03, 2006
I would like to recommend Madeleine Albright's book "The Mighty and the Almighty." If for no other reason, it will spark good conversation and debate. Here is an excerpt:
"The president says that liberty is a gift to everybody, but is he also implying that God appointed America to deliver that gift? Even to raise that question is to invite others. Does the United States believe it has a special relationship with God? Does it have a divinely inspired mission to promote liberty? What role, if any, should religious convictions play in the decisions of those responsible for U.S. foreign policy? But perhaps we should begin by asking why we are even thinking about these questions, given America's constitutional separation between church and state. And haven't we long since concluded that it is a mistake, in any case, to mix religion and foreign policy? I had certainly thought so."
As for Christ's opinions on this, I must wait to find out. I'm sure we're all a bit curious. But I believe Albright brings up some good points. Happy reading!