Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Calvin College cracked

This from The Washington Times:

College ad to protest Bush visit

I have to take special issue with this because I'm of the Reformed faith myself. I've heard horror stories out of Calvin for a while now but this is the most specific thing I have seen in a while and I just feel like shaking my head.

One-third of the professors at an evangelical Christian college in Grand Rapids, Mich., are taking out a large ad in a local newspaper Saturday to protest President Bush's commencement speech.
"As Christians, we are called to be peacemakers and to initiate war only as a last resort," the ad will say. "We believe your administration has launched an unjust and unjustified war in Iraq."
Pseudo-augustinian scholars pretending to be political authorities. If you think that's cracked, there's more...

"No single political position should be identified with God's will," says the ad, which also chastises the president for "actions that favor the wealthy of our society and burden the poor."
Christians are to be characterized by love and gentleness, it adds, but "we believe that your administration has fostered intolerance and divisiveness and has often failed to listen to those with whom it disagrees."
More blanket statements that wreak of slobbering liberal, government-worshiping theology. And it gets better...

Moreover, says the letter, set to run in the Grand Rapids Press, the Bush administration's environmental policies "have harmed creation," and it asks the president "to re-examine your policies in light of our God-given duty to pursue justice with mercy."
This is just funny. They may be trying to be good little liberals but they are sure doing a pathetic job of it. They are speaking in past tense, as if the environment has been damaged somehow because we rejected Kyoto and the senate passed the needed permission to drill in the frozen tundra.

Ok, so it's just more of the same. I shouldn't really care but the fact is, many of the people who are in my church used to be in the Christian Reformed Church. Now you know why they aren't anymore.
<< Home 3 Comments:
Anonymous Nathan said...

Wow. Somehow I never really thought that they'd go that far. But I guess it was inevitable, the way they were going. I wonder if the major media networks will pick it up.

Wow. Incredible.

3:20 AM, May 18, 2005  
Anonymous Gloria said...

I don't agree with them. At all!! ~Gloria
P.S. Do you Know which newspaper it came from?

7:57 PM, May 18, 2005  
Anonymous Robert said...

I've heard about stuff like this from Calvin College before. Check out this article from World Magazine.

P.S. If you click on too many things of their website, it'll make you sign up online, but don't worry: it's free.

10:48 PM, May 18, 2005  

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