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I am an Electrical Engineer, working at Intel in the Portland area. I received my undergraduate degree from Walla Walla College and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California. The views expressed on this website are my own and do not reflect the viewpoints of anybody else. I reserve the right to change my mind at any point in time.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Seperation of church and state

I found an article on the Los Angeles Times website that I find to be very disturbing. It discusses organizations that are training evangelical students to be "Christian" political leaders.

Nearly every Monday for six months, as many as a dozen congressional aides — many of them aspiring politicians — have gathered over takeout dinners to mine the Bible for ancient wisdom on modern policy debates about tax rates, foreign aid, education, cloning and the Central American Free Trade Agreement.

Now this could be a good thing, but unfortunately, too much of Evangelical thought has been attached to the agenda of the Republican party. It sounds like they are searching the Bible to justify the Republican position. Insteading of working towards changing hearts, too many Christians want to legislate morality.


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