I agree with HB's last post completely, kind of what I was trying to say in some of my prev posts.
|It's an abuse of his position of power and authority.
And, what disturbs me even more than this one man, is the people who follow him. I saw a TV news blurb that showed a woman, holding her child, crying & saying that "it's not just the 10 Cs, God is being taken out of our country & it's a sign of the end times!" I felt so badly for her, really, my heart went out to her. Bcz here she is, fully convinced that something horrible is happening bcz people oppose this statue & here I am, fully convinced something horrible is happening because it's there.
Where & how can I find common ground with people like that woman? That is what really upsets me about this, that there is this whole segment of society that cannot accept that I am not a Christian without being threatened by me. To really say how I, as a non-christian, feel about the monument: it seems to me just another example of Christianity's (or should I say the Christian Right's or Fundamentalism's) super-aggressive, evangelical, beat-em-if-they-won't-join-you agenda.
I am watching closely to see what is going to happen next. I am very concerned about the "martyr" role that Judge Moore seems to want to play & worried that this whole little drama will further polarize our society.