“All Politics Aside — Today is a Good Day!” A great post from Greg Boyd

Today on Greg Boyd’s blog he had a great write up about his feelings of Barack Obama being elected president. Here is the link if you want to read it on his site…

All Politics Aside — Today is a Good Day! » Blog » Greg Boyd (Christus Victor Ministries).

His words were good enough for us (Jen and I) to both copy them onto ours…I hope you don’t mind Greg! (like he reads my blog!)

Today is a good day.

I don’t care if you’re a Democrat, Republican, Socialist, Libertarian, Communist, Anarchist or even a Christarchist who feels called to abstain from the whole political process. I couldn’t care less. The fact that Americans have elected a black man to be their president makes today a very good day!

When you reflect on the centuries of bondage and abuse blacks endured as slaves who were bought and sold like cattle and often treated worse…

when you remember that blacks were once regarded for legal purposes as just over half-human…

when you consider the extraordinary illegal and immoral ways white politicians changed all the rules to keep blacks out of power following the civil war…

when you recall the dehumanizing injustice of the Jim Crow south, the horrors of the KKK, the heroic struggles for civil rights, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. as well as the on-going systemic racism that continues to marginalize and oppress blacks…

you can’t help but celebrate the day Americans elected a black man to lead them.

All politics aside,

today is a very good day!

Greg Boyd 

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  1. erin :: the olive notes on November 6, 2008 at 12:16 am

    yeah – i read greg’s post earlier today and thought it was great!

  2. Christine on November 6, 2008 at 12:44 am

    i agree that greg’s post is great…however, justin, and this is not a bias, simply a comment…what you wrote on YOUR blog “another imperfect person is elected”, is just as impactful. both blogs speak of the election’s outcome, but from different viewpoints and they are equally (more or less 🙂 valuable and noteworthy. just my two cents.

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