Tag Archives: silence

helping evil win

“THROUGHOUT HISTORY, IT HAS BEEN THE INACTION OF THOSE WHO COULD HAVE ACTED, THE INDIFFERENCE OF THOSE WHO SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER, THE SILENCE OF THE VOICE OF JUSTICE WHEN IT MATTERED MOST, THAT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH.”                                                                                                   – Haile Selassie

All of us have the awesome responsibility to exercise our rights as citizens. I have long heard that we have the government we deserve. And I have now come to see exactly what that means.

We all need to step up and make our voices heard. We need to stand up and make sure our vote is counted. We cannot allow the plague of fear, hatred, and ultra-right nationalism to continue to spread. It’s up to us to stop the spread of this insidious infection.

And if we don’t, if we are too busy, too indifferent, too callous and uncaring, well… we will live in a country that has the government we deserve.

God will not hold us Guiltless

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Faithfulness to the Gospel demands nothing less. God will not hold us guiltless for silence in the face of evil.

Bonhoeffer was a German theologian martyred for his opposition to Hitler. His words remind us that authentic spirituality requires a real and costly  discipleship.

passive acceptance is cooperation

Image may contain: 1 person, text that says '"He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King, Jr.'

It is not enough to silently disagree with the corruption and evil of the current president and his administration. That silence gives tacit approval to the overt racism being spewed. That silence is seen by the predator-in-chief as acquiescence to concentration camps and draconian immigration policies.

We cannot allow our silence to be seen as support. We cannot allow our silence to encourage this cancerous evil in the white house.

Stand up. Speak out. Take action. Resist the evil that you see. In the end it is a spiritual matter.

“they must answer for their silence”

The shocking silence of the House and Senate Republicans in response to the racist and misogynistic rants of the self-avowed sexual predator now fouling the White House demonstrates their fulsome and complete complicity with the scumbag-in-chief. Their betrayal of their sworn duty to uphold and defend the Constitution demands an accounting.

2020 cannot arrive quick enough.

pro-life to the rescue? don’t count on it…

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I am confused by the absolute silence of the pro-life movement concerning the inhumane treatment of infants and children being held in cages on our Southern border. Why are they not expressing their outrage of ripping children away from their parents and family members and caging them in concentration camp like conditions?

Pro-birth does not equate to pro-life. When the pro-lifers remain silent as they watch young children being treated worse than stray dogs and cats it tells me all I need to know about their morality and humanity.

in the face of evil

There are those who refuse to see. There are those that look the other way. There are those too busy to care. Then there are those who actively endorse and support this evil.  In the final analysis…they are all the same. Silence in the face of evil is complicity.