Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Startling Admission

"When you mix politics and religion, you get politics."

— Evangelical minister, Rev. Gene Carlson of Wichita, Kansas, quoted in the New York Time Magazine of 28 October 2007


John Jansen said...

Being somewhat of an obtuse fellow, I'm not quite sure what to make of this. What was the context of his remark?

The Dutchman said...

What he means is that political realities never yield to religious truth. This particular minister spent the last ten years trying to influence politics and has quit in disgust.

John Jansen said...

That's kind of what I suspected he meant.

I can relate to his disgust, as I myself have had a growing cynicism toward politics and politicians these past few years.