A multiple choice question came to my mind while I sampled the slogans and signs of the “Occupy America” movement: How should biblical Christians react to it?
_____ Pretend we’re ostriches and hide our head in the sand.
_____ Emulate our 1960’s forebears, who condemned all those “hippies” as children of the devil and failed to see their legitimate longing for truth, honesty, justice, and a deeper spirituality — which rendered reaching out to them a mockery until the Jesus Movement, which many mainline Christians rejected.
_____ Go the opposite way and sanctify the whole thing like other Christians did in the 1960’s, totally naive to the era’s darker side.
_____ See the connections. Embrace the movement’s anger at Wall Street’s greed; join the chorus calling for compassion, truth, and justice; listen and respectfully debate over issues in which we disagree.
You decide which is right. Meanwhile, here are some of those slogans and signs: