Jim Wallis on the Daily Show

Jim talks about his new book and his opinion that people of faith are awaiting a spiritual awakening that will transcend politics.

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  1. #1 by Christian on January 27, 2008 - 6:34 pm

    My.

  2. #2 by logiopath on January 27, 2008 - 11:36 pm

    Okay. So Wallis has proposed solutions–so has Bono. I guess I am jealous because no one listens to my solutions.

    Also, it offends me when Christians go on fact-finding missions to poor nations–and act like no one knew.

    It is nice to say, “let’s buy goats for the village” and send money and all that. However, when these African nations will say Enough! to the rogues who run most of these countries, then Africa will modernize and stop starving the people.

    As long as their are Idi Amin types running governments, like in Zimbabwe, and as long as American multi-nationals (like Firestone) continue to pay slave wages, then this will continue.

    Probably, the best thing for Africa would be for the World Bank and IMF to pull out, or stop giving money for these chieftans to build Universities to Themselves, or for their ambassadors to have luxury condos in Ocean City (no, I don’t know this for a fact–but come on).

    Take a ride down Mass Ave the next time you visit Wallis’ “faith community” and see how many Yugos are parked outside embassies belonging to third-world nations–whoops, I mean Mercedes Benzes and other luxury cars.

    Also, it is high time American missionaries stopped treating African church folks as pets, and came home. It is ridiculous to send missionaries to “unreached peoples” (the 1040 window, you know). I would bet that most of those “unreached peoples” hear the gospel more than most Americans (I mean the accepted gospel).

    Wanna read a funny book on the subject? Read Bleak House by Charles Dickens. The things he wrote in 1853 about missionaries to Africa will leave you in stitches–particularly the work of Mrs.Snagsby–especially in light of modern missionaries and their work in Africa.

  3. #3 by logiopath on January 27, 2008 - 11:38 pm

    I mean pre-indstrial nations.

    No, I mean developing nations.

    No, I mean nations ravaged by the excesses of northern Europeans and the Portugese.

  4. #4 by logiopath on January 27, 2008 - 11:38 pm

    And, yes, I did apply to be a real-live missionary, so I have attempted to “go somewhere.”

  5. #5 by Christian on January 27, 2008 - 11:44 pm

    Bravo! I couldn’t agree more. Actually, you are taking some of the word’s right out of Wallis mouth. He doesn’t suggest more missions but a change in the way we do business with these countires, both politically and economically.

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