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Words of wisdom from Cal Thomas

Syndicated columnist Cal Thomas offered a few words of wisdom about the Democratic National Convention, but don't expect anything too political. His column runs in 550 newspapers and he is heard on over 300 radio stations.

"It's whole matters little in eternity. It's all a diversion from things that matter most. You look around and you see all the promises of politicians pledged to make our lives better, but no politician can make our lives better. That's up to each individual. Plus, of course, the one glaring omission from all of this in Denver and in St. Paul is an accurate diagnosis of the human condition, which is, that we are sinners and do not need to be reformed as much as we need to be redeemed, which is something no politician has the power to do."

"That sounds rather blanket, but my first convention was when I was a copy boy for NBC in 1964. I've been to many of them since them, and I've not noticed that any politician has made any significant difference when it comes to poverty, race, war and peace issues, AIDS, education and the long list that Republicans and Democrats continue to address. That's because they address it from the outside instead of from the inside where the problems lie.

"I notice the Democrats think they're making inroads among the religious. The Democrats are trying to do some of the same thing at the Republican Party, that is to cynically manipulate Christians into believe that there's more power in this world than there is in the kingdom not of this world."

(On the interfaith gathering)

"What do Christians have in common with Islam and with any of those other so called faiths that were there? Jesus said, 'I'm the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by me.' Why waste time on other things?"

(On the Democratic Party's religious outreach)

"This is an attempt by man to bring God down to his level. The only time that God has stooped to our level is Jesus Christ so that we might be brought up to his level."

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Posted:August 25, 2008 at 5:57PM
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Words of wisdom from Cal Thomas