We’ve had a lot of opportunities to make people think this week. In the event you missed it, many tweets and blogs really appreciated my newsletter from last week. Although a few were mocking, it shows just how easily we can hit a nerve when talking about morality.
I am enjoying the public dialogue, yet it saddens me that the tone of respect is diminishing from our society. The discipline of productive discourse should always remain an intellectual exchange. Mockery and name calling should always be considered out-of-bounds.
Baseball has a term called a “Sacrifice Fly”. It is used to explain when one baseball player hits a long fly out so that another can advance a base. A recent article on Sarah Palin talks about how the Republican Party made Sarah their “sacrifice fly”.
Do our problems stem from the Democrats or Republicans? Ultimately, our problems are far greater than just partisan wrangling. The majority of our problems stem from a flawed understanding of the needs of humanity, so we frustrate ourselves with the wrong solutions.
A few years ago we sold Sarah Palin’s book in our bookstore. My husband compared my views with those of Sarah Palin in many philosophical and political areas. He said I was better and a more cohesive public figure than Gov. Palin. She just provided an example of why I have to take exception to some of her comments because they are not consistent with human dignity and godly principles.