Monday, November 03, 2008

Christian Principles in an Election Year

This isn't from my church or anything; just something I saw on the web.  It's hard to argue much with these, at least in principle; you can quibble with the details of the phrasing.
  1. War is contrary to the will of God.
  2. God calls us to live in communities shaped by peace and cooperation.
  3. God created us for each other, and thus our security depends on the well being of our global neighbors.
  4. God calls us to be advocates for those who are most vulnerable in our society.
  5. Each human being is created in the image of God and is of infinite worth.
  6. The earth belongs to God and is intrinsically good.
  7. Christians have a biblical mandate to welcome strangers.
  8. Those who follow Christ are called to heal the sick.
  9. Because of the transforming power of God’s grace, all humans are called to be in right relationship with each other.
  10. Providing enriched learning environments for all of God’s children is a moral imperative.
The world would be a better place if more people actually led their lives guided by these ten principles (or a close enough approximation as fits one's beliefs about the supernatural).  Whether or not it's an election year.

Don't forget to vote!