Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Unpolitics

I thought it worthwhile to compile a few writings that contain, what I would consider, interesting thoughts in relation to politics - what I shall deem "unpolitics." These writings stray from the plebeian tone of politics-based diatribes (are not all diatribes political?) and other text-based formats, offering refreshing ideas about a topic that is often so very sterile. The consistency of the spirit of these writings when taken in tandem is perhaps questionable, though I think that each writing contains fascinating thoughts about the topic at hand.

Feel free to let me know if my ellipses are off, too. I'm currently diving into the autodidact's wonderland, Wikipedia, attempting to educate myself on how to properly use them, but I don't care enough, so I'm just going to go with what I think looks good.

1. Peter Kreeft - The Two Most Revolutionary Verses in the Bible

"The strong point of conservatives is that they conserve ... Their weak point is that they tend to be ... graceless....

The strong point of liberals is ... their compassion ... They are strong on mercy ... but weak on truth."

2. Jay DiNitto - Directing One's Passions

"If a man has to set his passions on a subject, let it be an inconsequential thing...."

3. Greg Boyd - 12 Reasons for Keeping the Kingdom of God Separate from Politics, Part 1

"Jesus refused the devil's temptation to acquire the authority to rule others by any means other than through self-sacrificial love...."


Jesus refused the devil’s temptation to acquire the authority to rule others by any means other than through self-sacrificial love - See more at: http://reknew.org/2015/01/12-reasons-for-keeping-the-kingdom-of-god-separate-from-politics-part-1/#sthash.BgoV3KJn.dpuf
Jesus refused the devil’s temptation to acquire the authority to rule others by any means other than through self-sacrificial love - See more at: http://reknew.org/2015/01/12-reasons-for-keeping-the-kingdom-of-god-separate-from-politics-part-1/#sthash.BgoV3KJn.dpuf
Jesus refused the devil’s temptation to acquire the authority to rule others by any means other than through self-sacrificial love - See more at: http://reknew.org/2015/01/12-reasons-for-keeping-the-kingdom-of-god-separate-from-politics-part-1/#sthash.BgoV3KJn.dpuf

12 Reasons for Keeping the Kingdom of God Separate from Politics, Part 1 - See more at: http://reknew.org/2015/01/12-reasons-for-keeping-the-kingdom-of-god-separate-from-politics-part-1/#sthash.L0ssqsvE.dpuf
12 Reasons for Keeping the Kingdom of God Separate from Politics, Part 1 - See more at: http://reknew.org/2015/01/12-reasons-for-keeping-the-kingdom-of-god-separate-from-politics-part-1/#sthash.L0ssqsvE.dpuf

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