1.20.2005

we are the ones we are waiting for

More from Jon Stewart. Two nights ago (I watched the re-run last night), his guest was Jim Wallis, the editor of Sojourners, the magazine of Christian justice and peace.

Wallis is funny and biting, noting his surprise that Jesus would be so interested in dropping bombs, sending kids off to war or preventing people who love each other from getting married. He also spoke adamantly that morals and values can guide all people, be they of any religion or of no religion.

Wallis's new book is God's Politics: Why The Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It. He feels the next great movement in the US will arise from progressive evangelicals who are fed up with the twisted, one-sided representation of Christianity being foisted on us by the religious right.

He told a story of an organizer who said she's tired of hearing how we need another Martin Luther King, how we're waiting for great leadership to move us forward. She said, "We are the people we are waiting for."

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