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How to be Political with Spiritual Integrity

Being a Christian in today’s society can be tough. There are so many forces trying to gain your allegiance, and so many causes to support. The conservatives want you to defend the lives of the unborn, and the liberals want you to defend the lives of women and the poor. On one side it is unjust to ban certain immigrants from entering our country, and on another side it is unjust to reveal classified information. There are many good causes to support as a Christian, but in our political machine it seems that dividing lines get drawn as to what causes should be supported and which one’s are “agendas” designed by the other side to manipulate you. It is quite possible that we are reaching a new dark age, not one where information and education is so scarce that ignorance causes us to cling to superstition and authoritarianism, but one where it is so prominent and excessive that intellectual hubris is causing us to cling to tribalism all over again. Fake news is the new superstitionism, an…