Perhaps all Christians need a local-yokel Nobel-prize winning Theravada Buddhist to chase them back to their Jesus freak roots – especially when she’s neither yokel nor local.
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November 15, 2010
A living parable walked into freedom in Burma/Myanmar on Saturday. Aung San Suu Kyi is among those who awaken our stagnant conscience: “I should be like them. Everyone should.” They’re the true norm. Saint Francis is one of those parables. So is Solzhenitsyn. Gandhi is a third and Mother Theresa is a fourth – and then there’s Mandela. Hollywood’s glitz and glitter dims and sinks into now-insipid tinsel and sequins. Our frilly celebrities become pale, and we see our newly-elected tough-guy leaders for the thugs they are. We feel shame. We reward the attack ads. We elected those people.