Thursday, 6 November 2008

Social Inclusion

Now the election of the American president is a good example of social inclusion. An African American parent can now say to their son, "You can grow up to be what you want to be...even the president of the United States." This is good.

There are some very happy people in the US these days. The news reports from around the world are in synch as well. The American approval rating world-wide is up at least for now. It's been a blessing to observe the celebrations depicted in the media. Tears of joy are flowing.

Lord, bless him and his family. May his leadership be the right light for these days.

Colossians 1:16 (NIV)
16 For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.


Larry said...

amen said...

How we need to pray for all leaders who make decisions which affect other peopl'e lives at every level ....I am praying ! said...

That should read : other people's lives (apologies).

David said...

You may want to read the following transcript of an Obama speach:

Permit me the liberty of quoting from the above, Jim:

"And even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? Would we go with James Dobson's, or Al Sharpton's? Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount - a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let's read our bibles. Folks haven't been reading their bibles.

"This brings me to my second point. Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values. It requires that their proposals be subject to argument, and amenable to reason. I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God's will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all."

Sounds like an atheist to me.