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May 16, 2006



Arrgh. I was convinced that you had said you were going to be in C'ville, then looked and looked and couldn't find it. I live near Charlottesville, and am part of another wing of the Anabaptist tradition, so had hoped to meet you.


I find it interesting that you don't say the pledge either.

I quit doing it in high school, but not out of any nod to my alligence to Christianity (I stopped saying the Christian pledge in high school as well, much to my parent's dismay).

I quit doing the pledge because I started realizing that it was so empty. If the country is good, I should have no problem being loyal to it: I don't need to pledge it. I also didn't like the "under god" snuck in there: I'm secular, I don't need to pretend to be a theist.


You've made some great, thought-provoking assessments in this post, Hugo. The next time that you're coming to the DC area and have the time to/want to grab some lunch, let me know.

Peace of Christ,


Sam and Chip, I do make my way out there every year or two (lots of family in Albemarle County). I'll remember to get in touch.


What a thought provoking post! Creative and challenging to say the least. I'm truly impressed by your remarkable clarity and inspiration. Whenever I tune into this site I always leave with something to ponder about.


Hm. When I visit Vegas, all I can see is their fingers trying to get into my wallet...

Dave W.

Doesn't the text of Lincoln's 2nd inaugural (at the Lincoln Memorial) serve in part as a counterpoint to the extolling of Caesar over Christ? Admittedly it is only one voice against the many embedded in the architecture, but it seems to me to embody a strong anti-triumphalism message, a sense of humility in the face of suffering and victory, and a reminder that God has God's own purposes that do not necessarily conform to the agenda of either side.


The speech does do that, Dave - but the physical structure of the Memorial, with Lincoln seated like a Roman God, his sad and beautiful face gazing out at the Capitol, sends a different and ultimately stronger message.

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